Akha village life

Meeting Niti opened a door into experiencing Thailand in a way I never could have as an ordinary tourist, typically confined to looking in from the outside. I experienced Niti as highly energetic and slightly mischievous from the beginning, so it came as only a mild surprise when she spontaneously announced a road trip to … Continue reading Akha village life

Chiang Mai: Temples and Elephants

Temples - or Wat, as they are called in Thai - and elephants are two of the things Thailand is most known for. Both are authentic and integral parts of life in Thailand, past and present, and at the same time heavily marketed tourist attractions. We experienced some of the resulting paradoxes on our second … Continue reading Chiang Mai: Temples and Elephants

Landing back in the world – Asia & Europe trip Spring 2020

42 hour in. After three years of making a home in Seattle I am reconnecting with the world traveler I used to identify as so clearly. It feels good. Jonathan and I will be travelling together for nine weeks. Thailand, Nepal, France, Germany, Norway. Our destinations will all re-connect is with friends, family, and in … Continue reading Landing back in the world – Asia & Europe trip Spring 2020