Travel Guide to Chiang Mai

Oh, Chiang Mai. Where do I even begin? I was in the city exactly a month from the time I am writing this. After all the places I’ve been to in the past two months, it’s this city that I miss the most. I miss the sights, the people, the weather and most of all,…

The Big Things in Little Things

It’s past 6 in the evening and I’m huddled under the tiny roof of a Chinese pharmacy, waiting for the rain to peter out. The weather has been a confusing mix of clammy heat and wet muddiness, but I keep forgetting my rainproof jacket at the hostel. I’m on my way to the famous Yaowarat…

Travel Guide to Bangkok

Whenever people ask me about the best place to go to for a newbie traveler, my standard reply is this: Bangkok. It’s an inexpensive destination, easy to navigate and full of pleasant surprises – just the kind of stuff you need when you’re still dipping your travel toes wet. So I thought it’s best to…

On Choosing To Be Alone

I have always felt loneliest in the presence of other people – people I can’t connect with, people I feel unseen by, people who make me feel insincere or uncomfortable. For me, loneliness comes from a sense of missing something. I never miss anything when I’m alone. – Kate Christensen Exactly one month ago, I…