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December 15, 2017 , 8 Comments

December 15, 2015. I remind myself regularly of this date. When I’m up at night, my brain whirrs as I count the days, weeks, months and now years since I turned […]

True Story: I’m a Recovering Expat

December 28, 2016 , 3 Comments

Editor’s Note: This should have been published on Dec. 15, 2016. I was hella sick so never published it on the actual one-year anniversary of su ...

What Being an Expat Taught Me About Life

July 12, 2016 , 2 Comments

  The photos flood my Facebook feed. They’ve been doing it for ages now, thanks to all the different ways memories are shared. Typically, I loo ...

Midnight in the Garden of Good

April 12, 2016 , 6 Comments

There’s a cacophony of crickets, frogs and dogs barking that wake me before my friend, Jodi, does. Laying on the bamboo floor in her hut constru ...

  • Guide to Nightlife in Chiang Mai
    March 17, 2016 , 6 Comments

    Compared to the thumping and thriving nightlife in Bangkok, Chiang Mai at night is sleepy and reserved. But, sleepy and reserved in a way that isn’t really sleepy or reserved [...]

  • Thailand: That Old, Familiar Smell
    October 7, 2015 , 14 Comments

    “There’s a smell,” the man seated next to me explains as we circle the airspace above Bangkok. “I can’t describe it … but … it’s this smell. It’s distinct. It’s [...]

  • The year of living for me
    December 13, 2014 , 34 Comments

    Big droplets of rain pummel the tar as we sit under the cover of a metal roof, watching the late-season storm cleanse Chiang Mai. Over icy glasses of Sangsom and [...]

  • Chiang Mai Moments: The moto ride
    October 15, 2014 , 10 Comments

    Welcome to a new series on d travels ’round, Chiang Mai Moments. This series will profile small moments in time during my life  as an expat in Chiang Mai. The moments which normally [...]

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