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May 11, 2014, 10 Comments

“You won’t make it a month …” Those ominous words echo in my mind, 12 years after I took my first longer-than-a-vacation jaunt to Europe. People were actually rooting for [...]

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I feel the earth move: the earthquake in Chiang Mai

May 5, 2014, 20 Comments

“I want you to take over control … take over control … take over control …” My feet pedal furiously to the beat as I try ...

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The most horrifying Thailand moment

April 23, 2014, 7 Comments

Today started like normal. 6 a.m.: Mr. Lucky starts digging between my pillows and pulls out The Bloggess‘ new book, “Let’s Pretend ...

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The Europe seduction

April 21, 2014, 16 Comments

There are times I find myself staring at a map, just lost in the possibilities of the world and all of its wonders. Then, the wanderlust begins to bub ...

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    Celebrating Passover in Chiang Mai
    April 17, 2014, 2 Comments

    Rabbis clad in the Orthodox suits stand upon chairs, clapping their hands with smiles on their faces as our makeshift congregation of travelers and expats clap along.   “Day-day-enu, day-day-enu, [...]

  • Monks in Chiang Mai
    The blessing of Chiang Mai
    April 8, 2014, 7 Comments

    Living in Chiang Mai, I am constantly treated to spectacular visual beauty, thanks to the hundreds of temples and religious activities which regularly occur here. Any given morning, en route [...]

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    The fat girl in Thailand
    February 18, 2014, 121 Comments

    This post is a part of the year-long Comfort Zone Project. “Oh, why you so pom pui?” People ask me. Strangers. Friends. You name it. Pom pui. You’d think one [...]

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    The Comfort Zone Project
    February 10, 2014, 46 Comments

    “Life’s not about living happily ever after … it’s about living.” That is the tagline for my blog, and was the motivating factor in the major decision I made nearly [...]

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    5 ways to beat the Expat Funk
    February 9, 2014, 4 Comments

    Just like hitting the Travel Funk, as an expat, I’ve come to learn, you hit the Expat Funk, too. Know what I’m talking about? It’s that shitty feeling when you [...]

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    Spring in Chiang Mai
    February 2, 2014, 20 Comments

    I wake up and walk out of my air-conditioned room. I step into the teak upstairs of my home and am hit. A blast of steam, of hot, humid air [...]

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    Daily Wanderlust: the streets of Bangkok
    January 30, 2014, 2 Comments

    Despite the protests and travel warnings coming from many countries about Bangkok, I headed down south to the capital the other day for some family time. As someone who comes [...]

  • Visit the White Temple in Chiang Mai
    The things missed as an expat
    January 23, 2014, 28 Comments

    The grass is always greener. Oh, the age old quote (is it a quote?) will always ring true. Regardless of where in the world I am. Why? Well … even [...]

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    The truth about expat friends
    January 4, 2014, 32 Comments

    “You’re my best friend,” he says to me in a drunken slur on New Year’s Eve. “Really, you are.” I stand there, with the red brick stupa glowing gold in [...]

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