Sometimes I feel like coffee is my lifeline. At home, I wake up and immediately brew a cup. Or sometimes, my husband will and bring it to me in bed. He’s such a keeper. On the road, I’m no less of a coffee addict. In China, in the frigid winter, I relied on hotel water… Continue reading Fueling an Addiction
Category: Funny & Weird
Art, Horror & Religion
Skulls. Demons. Screams of anguish. Body parts strewn about. Horns. Dragons. These are things I associate with horror movies & haunted houses, not religious temples. But this is exactly what I encountered at Chiang Rai’s Wat Rong Kuhn, or White Temple. From afar, this structure looks elegant & shapely, with exotic architectural curves perhaps crafted of snow… Continue reading Art, Horror & Religion
How Many Showers Have You Taken Today?
I’m from Florida. I get hot weather. I’m used to walking outside and sweating in the heat and the humidity. But typically I’m going outside from my air conditioned home to my air conditioned car and driving to my air conditioned office/store/establishment. But let me tell you what Thailand doesn’t have a lot of…air conditioning.… Continue reading How Many Showers Have You Taken Today?
Wet & Wild Songkran
It’s April in Southeast Asia, and the time to celebrate the New Year is upon us. It’s Songkran time! This is my first time celebrating Songkran, and it’s been an experience that I’ll never forget. While Songkran has been known for it’s water fights, foam parties, and a drunken excuse to not work for a… Continue reading Wet & Wild Songkran
Massage For You?
Thailand, like any other country, has it’s stereotypes. America is known for fast-food and it’s loud people, and Thailand is known for it’s beaches and massages, to name just two. I’ve never had a Thai massage, so when our Bangkok hotel offered hour-long massages for just under $10, I thought it sounded great. I really… Continue reading Massage For You?
My Random Life in China
I'm back in America now, and looking back on life in China. It was a great trip, and I experienced a part of the world that was brand new to me. I made friends with people with on the opposite side of the world with the opposite worldview as me. Yet, we became friends. It… Continue reading My Random Life in China
Where Whiter is Better
Although I'm from Florida, I'm not really tan. I'm actually quite white. I blame my Scandinavian roots. But living in the Sunshine State, I'm smackdab in the center of the Church of Sunbathing. In America, the more tan you are, the more beautiful you are. We pay hundreds for tanning beds & tanning creams. We… Continue reading Where Whiter is Better
Where Did I Leave My Heels?
Out and about in Beijing has been quite enjoyable. What a busy, bustling city! We’ve seen the sights…the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square. I’m captivated by new sights, new smells and new tastes. And of course, as a female traveler, I’m always curious by the fashion in new cities. And Beijing has… Continue reading Where Did I Leave My Heels?