China, Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand

My Favorite Markets in Asia

A marketplace is where a community comes together. People gather to buy, sell, eat, drink, laugh, gossip and connect. Around the world, so many family’s livelihoods depend on a thriving market. In America, we don’t really have an equivalent. Farmer’s markets are fun & quirky, but rarely does an entire community do their shopping at… Continue reading My Favorite Markets in Asia

Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Nepal, Photos & Video, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Top 10 Favorite Places I’ve Visited in Asia…So Far!

Asia is such a fascinating continent. It’s wildly diverse. It’s mountainous, tropical, rural, urban, populous, remote, affordable, expensive, naturally stunning and architecturally beautiful...all at once! I first visited Asia in 2005 when I traveled to India. I immediately overwhelmed by new sights, smells, tastes and sounds. And I also immediately in love with Asia. I… Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Places I’ve Visited in Asia…So Far!

Life in Asia, Thailand

48 Hours in Chiang Mai – The Exploress Guest Blog Post

I recently got to step back into one of my favorite cities in Asia, not physically unfortunately, but in writing and in memory. The Exploress, an awesome group of female travelers, photographers & bloggers, asked me to capture 48 hours in a city, and I just had to write about Chiang Mai, Thailand. This was… Continue reading 48 Hours in Chiang Mai – The Exploress Guest Blog Post

Food, Funny & Weird, Holidays, Life in Asia, Thailand

8 Things I Loved in Thailand

Memories, moments, photos and souvenirs. I can make lists of the things I loved in Thailand, but I know I won't forget, because they are part of me now. 8. Mekong River Boat Ride to Laos Up at the Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand, as you gaze across into Myanmar & Laos, you can rent… Continue reading 8 Things I Loved in Thailand

Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Pop Culture, Thailand

One Beautiful Night in Bangkok

As we prepare to leave Thailand soon, I've been reflecting on our two months in this beautiful nation, and all the amazing sights we've seen. The mountains & the beaches, the elephants & the tigers, and the cities. It's been wonderful. One the best moments from our time in Thailand was this one night in… Continue reading One Beautiful Night in Bangkok

Life in Asia, Thailand

Thailand’s Turquoise Waters

As we traveled further south in Thailand to Pattaya for a few days, we  took the chance to take in some sun at the nearby island of Koh Larn, on Tien Beach. Turquoise waters, white sand, gently breaking waves...it was picture perfect. My first Thailand island was a success. We spent the day lounging on… Continue reading Thailand’s Turquoise Waters

Thailand

If We Survive the Thai Coup

I’m in Thailand and there was just a military coup. After the Prime Minister was removed from office a week or so ago, the military initiated martial law, and then finally, a coup. There’s nightly curfews and TV stations are blocked. I’ve never been in a country during a conflict, definitely not one at the… Continue reading If We Survive the Thai Coup

Inspiration, Life in Asia, Thailand

My Fieldwork & My Mission

My favorite book of my 2013 Around the World Reading Challenge was Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski, set in Northern Thailand, which we just left! It’s the story of missionaries. It’s the story of anthropology. And it’s the story of murder. It’s just great. I was so fascinated by the story of this missionary family, living… Continue reading My Fieldwork & My Mission

Funny & Weird, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Myanmar, Thailand

Adventures in Myanmar with a Monk

Mae Sai, Thailand, is normally just a day trip for most people, the border town that you pass through to renew your visa. But we spent a week in this great little city with some friends. Mae Sai has so much to offer it’s sad that it gets skipped over for the sake of a… Continue reading Adventures in Myanmar with a Monk

Landmarks, Life in Asia, Thailand

Golden Moments at the Golden Triangle

A bit of silence lately, but back with the updates. Thailand is just full of beautiful sights, out of the way places, and new experiences to discover. We took a detour after Chiang Rai, and went over to Chiang Khong, then up the Mekong River to Chiang Saen and the Golden Triangle. Neither were on… Continue reading Golden Moments at the Golden Triangle