thai ghost na

A goal of mine while living in Thailand was to explore places that were not on the typical tourist track and experience as much native culture and tradition as I could. Enter Phi Ta Khon – a three-day party filled with hand-painted wooden masks, dancing and wooden phalluses (still not 100% clear on that one). … More thai ghost na

chiang dao town

When I decided to move this little bod over to Thailand, I never thought I’d end up living anywhere but Chiang Mai. Small, but still exciting…misty mountains and waterfalls a short motorbike ride away…apparently the cute cafe capital of Thailand – it just seemed to tick more of my boxes than Bangkok could. But, as you’ll … More chiang dao town

rinjani

While driving across Lombok to Senaru, our starting point for our three-day Mt. Rinjani trek, I caught a glimpse of a sign displaying the Indonesian island’s official motto. “Tatas, Tuhu, Trasna” – “wise, tenacious and noble of soul.” I didn’t think much of it at the time, but this motto would prove to be quite … More rinjani

burma pt. 1 – yangon and mandalay

I am currently poised to launch my new site – finally! It will combine more focused blogging with a professional portfolio. Seems these days my work is scattered all over the interwebs. I want to bring everything together under a more comprehensive brand with a few new additions. 2016 is already shaping up to be a year of change (something new and … More burma pt. 1 – yangon and mandalay

koh lipe

Towards the end of the Thai new year, Songkran, we decided to take a break from the Bangkok craziness and head to the relaxed island of Koh Lipe, south of Phuket. The night before we left, I found myself curled in the fetal position with an aching body and an intense fever. Songkran had gotten the … More koh lipe

ayutthaya

A couple weeks ago, Kaitie and I decided to get out of Bangkok for a few days. We picked the old capital, Ayutthaya, full history and old ruins. A major city for foreign traders, it was described as one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the East during the sixteenth century. UNESCO currently lists … More ayutthaya

discovering a home

As the hour that will mark a full week here in Thailand approaches, I figured it was time I sat down to write. Or, rather, to publish pieces of what I’ve already written – I’m being picky so it should still be brief. I’m overly stimulated right now – it’s nearly impossible to sit down … More discovering a home