When I took my first trip overseas alone, I got lost in the jungle, got attacked by a bat while caving, had to get rabies shots, and came back with an intestinal illness that put me in the hospital for three days. My mother said to me “I bet you’ll never want to travel again.” […]
“Where are the lanterns?” I asked. “These are the lanterns,” my friend said, pointing at the lit-up parade floats that littered the park. “Huh? These are parade floats.” “No, they are lanterns.” Clearly, he and I had different opinions as to what lanterns are. Or maybe it was my cultural expectation that differed. In Thailand, […]
There’s no place quite like Taiwan. The Taiwanese are a warm, hospitable group of people who never fail to be courteous and helpful. The national pastime in Taiwan seems to be eating. The Taiwanese, both adults and children, are very work and study-oriented. Their lifestyles demand healthy food that is available on the go. As […]
I’ve been living in Bangkok on and off for two years now. It’s become my base of operations, the place I return to when I am out of money and need to work. I’ve developed a network of friends, business contacts, learned the language, and mastered the city. But now this chapter in my life […]
Singapore is an expensive place to visit and can turn people away if they’re trying to do it on the cheap. You should still visit this country, though! Here’s are 6 things you can do in Singapore without breaking the bank.
The political trouble in Thailand has brought the country into the news a lot lately. Because of the trouble, tourists are fleeing the country and not coming back, despite all the great reasons to visit Thailand. In this post, I share 7 things to do in Thailand that give you plenty of reason to still visit.