The First Day in Bangkok

~ the musings around moving into my new apartment At first I was not “in love” with my apartment. I had spent the last seven days in a marvelous AirBnB in Saigon and my simple dormitory-style room had potential to be comfortable, but wasn’t entirely ready for me. Fortunately, Andreas and I almost immediately left the room and went to the Thai version of Walmart; … Continue reading The First Day in Bangkok

Back in Southeast Asia

I felt a twinge of excitement in my heart when I arrived at Taipei International Airport. I was excited to be back in Asia. Surrounded by a sense of new adventure and familiarity. It was fun to order Taiwanese foods and rediscover items in the convenience stores while I waited for my flight to Vietnam.   And then I felt a thud in my heart … Continue reading Back in Southeast Asia

Color in the Borders

Taking an overnight train from Thailand to Malaysia presented me with a unique part of travel missed when you fly; borders.  The border of Southern Thailand and Northern Malaysia had crisp contrast. The border began kilometers before the changing of the guard. It began when in the myriad of palm trees and banana groves the minarets of a mosque could be seen over the canopies. … Continue reading Color in the Borders

Bangkok: Old & New

Bangkok is divided into two sections both geographic and social: New Bangkok & Old Bangkok. Although both were beautiful, one in its modernity and one in its antiquity, this duplicity would characterize Bangkok as a city balancing on the razor’s edge between two worlds. On one edge of the blade I was impressed by how both New Bangkok and Old Bangkok displayed its marvels. On … Continue reading Bangkok: Old & New