If you’re a foreigner living or traveling in Asia, sometimes nature calls when you least expect it. And if you’re far from home, you’ll have to run to the nearest public restroom to take care of business. Unlike in western bathrooms, … Continue reading →
For four months, I’ve lived in Pua Nan, a rural town encapsulated in the lush mountains of northern Thailand. 700 kilometers north of Bangkok, it’s a quiet hideaway untainted by the rapidly expanding influence of the western world.
Hercules beetles are strange, intimidating insects. Holding a string that acts as a leash around the beetle’s top horn, Thai children send their prized pet beetles to battle. On a bored Saturday night, I documented a clash of these ferocious … Continue reading →
Backpacking and living abroad are not the same thing. Backpacking involves frequent migration to new cities and countries until your savings are depleted. Living abroad is experiencing the lifestyle of a single foreign country for a prolonged period. Both are … Continue reading →
The common method of greeting somebody in Thailand is the wai. You’ve seen it before. It’s when a person places their palms together and slightly bows to you. Looks simple, but it’s actually a little trickier than that. C’mon – … Continue reading →