Sad, but not tragic. A forced opportunity. Maybe even a fortunate adaptation…fuck it. Let's make taco salad.

Thailand

One Night in Bangkok

One Night in Bangkok

As one of my many mothers used to say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  I have absolutely nothing nice to say about Bangkok.  In fact, I have nothing to say about Bangkok.  Please enjoy this photo of a llama.  


Ao Nang Strikes Back

Ao Nang Strikes Back

The first knock on the door — 8:30 am is NOT cool, people — is my friends Will and Anna who have finally arrived in Southeast Asia on a righteous mission to open a business with me.  After we get our drink on for a bit.  Which we start into immediately. The second knock is […]


Koh Tao

Koh Tao

  It is hard to overstate the beauty of the island of Koh Tao, probably the most scenic and relaxed tropical destination I have seen.  Only one hour north of Koh Phangan by ferry in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Tao is wholly geologically unique even from its neighbor islands.  This is the most well […]


Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan

Against my better judgment, following a 5 minute stare down (I blinked, he didn’t), I had decided to let the cockroach live, even though he was the size of my skull.  I thought, “At least he can’t fly.  He’ll stay over there in the corner, I’ll stay on the bed, and then I can just […]


Ao Nang

Ao Nang

After a short ferry ride, I’m back on the Thai mainland in the bustling little beach town of Ao Nang.  Apparently, I was a bit exhausted because I spent 40 of the first 48 hours here sleeping.  Oops…make that 60 of the first 72. When I finally did stumble down the stairs of my guesthouse, […]


Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi

As I cross the plank to the ferry from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi island, I realize, “Getting on a boat to the islands of Thailand should be a lifelong dream come true.  Instead, it’s just another day.  This is how absurd my life has become.” Although, as a huge fan of taking pictures of […]


Phuket – Descent into Hell

Phuket - Descent into Hell

The most efficient way to get from the north of Thailand to the islands in the south is to fly to Phuket and take a ferry from there.  But, as fate would have it, there are no ferries after 2 pm when our flight was arriving, so we were forced to stay one night.  We […]


Pai = Love

Pai = Love

Did that crazy old woman just jump out of the bushes and offer us an opium joint?  Wow, that was a bit of a surprise.  “You are now entering the Golden Triangle.” Pai was not on my primary radar, but I’m so glad I was convinced to go.  Just another in a long line of […]


Chiang Mai: Welcome to Thailand

Chiang Mai: Welcome to Thailand

Hot, flat and dirty.  Yum.  I am, without a doubt, back in the developing world.  (My travel companion says I am quite generous using the word “developing.”)  No more toilet paper in the toilet. But, there are benefits.  Like an hour of massage for $5.  Unless they pull the bait-and-switch on you and replace the […]