Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pai: drowning in a sea of hippies

Elephant. Rodeo. Two words that should always go together. I’m hanging on to an elephant’s neck, trying to keep my grip while he’s wildly shaking his head. He wins, of course, and launches me into the river. As I swim … Continue reading

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Thailand: a very pleasant surprise

I had some hesitation coming to Thailand. I thought it would be too touristy, full of drunken English and angry locals. After a week I can say that’s absolutely not the case. At least not where I am, up in … Continue reading

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A quick detour through Hong Kong

So, Hong Kong. My introduction to Asia. Searching for non-Starbucks coffee has taken me into a fancy shopping mall where rich folks compare phones and an investment banker is interviewing a prospect (it’s not going well for her unfortunately). When … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Australia

I can hardly believe that I have spent almost two months in Australia. Time has absolutely flown by, and it’s been a completely different experience from South America. I carry enough memories with me that will have me smiling for … Continue reading

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Sydney: sure beats Melbourne

I’ve been a little bit longer than usual with this update, but I figured I could give myself some time off for Christmas and New Year’s. This blog post is coming at you from Sydney’s Bondi Beach, where it’s 30 … Continue reading

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