AirBnB Alternatives

I’m all set to fly to Crete, Greece in July, but finding a place to stay the night I arrive is proving to be more challenging than I initially anticipated. So far, the AirBnB options are limited and Hostelworld is not showing much within my budget. Normally I’d just scout out the villages myself, I seem to always have the best luck finding places by … Continue reading AirBnB Alternatives

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Bali Briefing: A Month in Paradise

(This post is coming a bit late in my travels as I am now in Greece, but here it is just the same. Enjoy!) Bali oh me oh my, dear Bali. Well, you’ve definitely got it all– drunk Aussies stumbling through Kuta, Rupia millionaire ex-pats living it up in Seminyak, vegan yoga junkies getting their fix in Ubud, master divers in search of shipwrecks, bright … Continue reading Bali Briefing: A Month in Paradise

Pai Poem; And a brief overview of some of my favorite spots

  Life in PAI full of LOVE Time warp pulling you in for a gentle hug Laid back It’s island time in the mountains Sunsets burn and glow Touch the aching parts of my soul A slow and subtle descent Into the inner workings of the mind Tap tap tapping into what’s been overlooked So faint within the veil of fog and smoke It can … Continue reading Pai Poem; And a brief overview of some of my favorite spots

Riding the BTS in Bangkok

  When I was first heading to Bangkok a few weeks ago several people detoured me from using the metro system– explanations of everything being in Thai, and a high likelihood of missing your stops and having no clue because they are seldom announced in English and other seemingly overwhelming deterrents flowed. I’m here to tell you the BTS Sky Train is awesome!! It’s clear … Continue reading Riding the BTS in Bangkok

Thai Visa Run: Epic Fail 2016

***For readers who have stumbled across this post in search of guidance about Visa runs from Thailand to the Mae Sai border of Myanmar and don’t want to scroll through my exhaustive experiential narrative, just read here to find out what I learned     On Friday morning while having breakfast at Thien art cafe in Pai in the north of Thailand I had this … Continue reading Thai Visa Run: Epic Fail 2016

Border Runs from Thailand to Myanmar

Here is what I discovered from my recent failed visa run to the Mae Sai border between northern Thailand and Myanmar. The Green Bus from Chiang Mai does seem to be the best/most comfortable bus to take to the Mai Sae border, it cost 319 baht this week (March 5, 2016) for the first class bus, which has a bathroom. (I took the second class … Continue reading Border Runs from Thailand to Myanmar

Border Town Blues

Dear Mae Sai you’ve been a hard pill to swallow. Downward gazes and inside jokes, farng, farang. Little pointing fingers followed by a wave of giggles as my floor-length dress with the slit down the side blows wild in the breeze, trying to contain my runaway drapery, maintain modesty in a border town where summer dresses don’t fly, you’re not in the islands anymore dear … Continue reading Border Town Blues