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July 13, 2014, 34 Comments

Today is Sunday, July 13, 2014. Two years ago today, I changed my life. I hopped on a Trans-Pacific flight to Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand, to [...]

Infinity pool at Sofitel SO

The sexy Sofitel So Bangkok

June 11, 2014, 10 Comments

Throughout the years, I’ve amassed quite a list of hotels where I’ve rested my head during travels. Some have been good, some have been fa ...

The Sofitel So Bangkok

Daily Wanderlust: the Bangkok Bathtub Edition

May 13, 2014, No comments

Bangkok. That never-ending skyline which spreads in all of its sky-scraping glory across the horizon. On descent into the capital of Thailand, most da ...

Sofitel So Bangkok

‘Twas the night before Europe

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 ...

  • Candles are lit for Passover
    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 [...]

  • Chiang Mai's moat
    10 tips for visiting Chiang Mai
    March 5, 2014, 25 Comments

    Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand, is a far cry from the hustle, bustle and general chaos that is Bangkok. I’ve found that there are two types of [...]

  • A rainbow in Koh Samui
    Daily Wanderlust: Rainbows in Koh Samui
    March 4, 2014, No comments

    Koh Samui can be described in one word: paradise. Yes, this gorgeous island located in southern Thailand offers paradise to travelers in need of a break from the crowded Bangkok, [...]

  • d travels headshot
    The fat girl in Thailand
    February 18, 2014, 125 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 [...]

  • Elephant Nature Park in Thailand
    Daily Wanderlust: happy elephants
    February 15, 2014, No comments

    Happy elephants aren’t always easy to find in Thailand. A quick look at the current Travel Blogger Calendar and the related blog posts can give you insight into why this [...]

  • Comfort Zone Project
    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 [...]

  • A sunset in Chiang Mai
    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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