I return to Paris as often as I can, for as long as I can, and I don’t know when this will ever change. I hope the only way it changes is that my time in Paris becomes longer or my returns are more frequent. This time around, I had a decidedly local experience because I… Continue reading Paris, again.
It's the place I have called home for nearly three years. It's still home to some of my closest friends and a stronger version of me. It's where I finally grew up. It is strong smells, loud noises, broken sidewalks, crowded trains, cockroaches big enough to carry you away, rats that will challenge you to… Continue reading This is: Bangkok
Dear Dreamer, If you lie awake at night lamenting the hours and days you’re giving away for the sake of survival while your dream slips slowly away and you forget with each day the person you once used to be, this is for you. If you are a young professional with a side hustle while… Continue reading This is for you.
Travel is only glamorous in retrospect. My friends and I are standing inside Bangkok's crowded Sky Train after a grueling 10-minute walk to get to the station; drenched in sweat and cranky. We're hot, uncomfortable, and exchanging stories of times when we'd been annoyed by Thailand and/or Bangkok. It's too crowded! People don't know how… Continue reading Still Life in Bangkok
If, like me, one day you looked around your home country and thought "no, thanks!" and ran for the...airport to hop on a flight to Thailand, then chances are you've met one of these people. At the very least, I'm sure you've met #4 while searching for answers or recommendations on the Bangkok Expats Facebook page. There's also… Continue reading The 9 Foreigners You’ll Meet in Bangkok
It's slow and quiet mornings, a generous sunrise in unassuming places while the smell of the world's breakfasts fills the streets. It's diversity of language, food, religion, and culture all living harmoniously with each other, with so much religion on every corner without the usual threat of fear or competition. It is multicolored shop houses… Continue reading This is: Georgetown
Years of living in Thailand have taught me to never expect anything to look as it does in a picture. This is both a bad thing( sometimes things are much better and I have to contend with my natural pessimism) and a good thing (because, more often than not, things are much, much worse in… Continue reading Some Practical Sentences About Penang (I think this is kind of like a review?)
It's the only part of Vietnam I've ever seen, which is something I hope to change soon. It's slow bike rides, colorful lanterns, beautiful old houses with yellow walls, a lazy river that encourages a certain slowness in ones movement. It's quiet and curious, friendly, graceful, ancient and modern all at once. It's a beautiful… Continue reading This is: Hoi An
The premise of Travelers is a little bit ridiculous: it is the 21st century, and there are secret operatives from the future called "travelers" who travel back in time to this century to save the planet from future destruction. The travelers return to the 21st by inhabiting the bodies of people seconds before death. So,… Continue reading May you all live long lives: the simple beauty of Travelers