Now Playing: “Stay” -Zedd As I wrap up my experience in Thailand just short of a year, I can say my favorite spot in Thailand is the Erawan Falls in Kanchanaburi. This trip kept getting pushed back because we knew it was close enough to do any weekend. Well, I finally got there in my […]Read more "Escaping to Erawan Falls"
Now Playing: “In My Life” -The Beatles This blog is a bit different from my usual travel updates. I have less than 6 weeks before I depart the town where I’ve lived since May for a few months of travel, including a trip home. I feel extra reflective as this experience in Thailand comes to […]Read more "Starting out stateside"
Now Playing: “Under the Stars” -John Legend I welcomed the new year in a fittingly unexpected location: Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Since moving to Thailand, the universe has surprised me with breathtaking sights, golden friends, a new language and home, a fulfilling job, and countless unforeseen joys, to and including meeting my boyfriend. […]Read more "Counting down in Kuala Lumpur"
Now Playing: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” -Bing Crosby I survived my first Christmas away from home! Wahoo! There was a time there I didn’t think I’d make it. The sadness swept over me at random times, the way grief can. Song triggers, posts from home, cards from friends, FaceTime calls with the family. It […]Read more "Home away from home for the holidays"
Now Playing: “History Has Its Eyes On You” -Hamilton Last month, I had a three-day weekend and decided last-minute to pop over to Cambodia to visit the spectacular Angkor Wat. I actually hadn’t done a short international trip! Visas Many people ask about visas, because it tends to be the most complicated part of traveling […]Read more "Climbing kingdoms in Cambodia"
Now Playing: “Water And a Flame” -Daniel Merriweather & Adele Time has truly flown by since the end of last term. I spent 10 days in the southern islands and then 19 days back home in NYC. It was a lovely fall visit and jam-packed with friends, food, and family (and football) – all of […]Read more "Lighting up the sky at the lantern festival"
Now Playing: “The Other Side” -Alessia Cara At the end of my first teaching term, I had the month of October off for holiday. (I say holiday now…sorry US speakers). I was lucky enough to spend the first 10 days hopping around the islands of Southern Thailand with my friends! It was an amazing trip […]Read more "Seeking thrills in Southern Thailand"