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Oops I’m in THAILAND

Visiting my home in Bangkok five years later

WOW it has been one hell of a long time coming for this one. But I have finally arrived at my “final” destination for the moment: Thailand! As I’ve said before, one of the main reasons I wanted to become a freelancer was to have location independence so I could travel/live abroad. I had a …

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The Best Streetfood in Bangkok

Best streetfood in Thailand: penang chicken

Somewhere in the Bangkok suburb of Nonthaburi, past the gorilla statue and the bright turquoise terraced house, an old man cooks Thai food. I heard rumors around school – whispers through the hallways, quiet chats in the teacher’s office – about this particular street food vendor. He’s a legend. My coworkers repeatedly claimed he served …

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My Year Abroad in Foot Selfies

Throwback post! Some people take selfies of their face; I, apparently, like to take selfies of my feet. They aren’t particularly cute feet so I don’t know what that’s all about, but the resulting collection of photos tells the story of my year abroad (2012-2013) teaching English in Thailand and traveling in Asia and Europe …

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My Top 5 Favorite Places

I keep a list of the places I visit and I just recently started to put them in order of my favorite to least favorite. I say “places” instead of “countries” because sometimes I’ve only been to one city in a country and I don’t feel like it’s fair to judge a whole country based …

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Tell Him

The following is a guest post Author: Anonymous I would talk about how even though you transplanted yourself to a foreign country immediately following your expulsion into the real world from the cozy womb that is college, the heavy, existential sludge that occupies most of your mind space during senior year still plagued you when …

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Packing Light for Southeast Asia

Bloggers have been sharing their tips about Southeast Asia since the beginning of time. This article has been done a thousand times before (here, here, and here, for example) but oh well I’m doing it anyways! Before assembling things, let’s get in the right mindset. Some basic ideas to remember about packing light for SEA: …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

“You know, when one’s in love,’ I said, ‘and things go all wrong, one’s terribly unhappy and one thinks one won’t ever get over it. But you’ll be astounded to learn what the sea will do.’ ‘What do you mean?’ she smiled. ‘Well, love isn’t a good sailor and it languishes on a sea voyage. …

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