wall…

I've hit a brick wall with my creativity in the past few weeks. A dry spell to match the 36+ degree days and hot summer nights here now that summer has kicked it into high gear. I've run out of stories to tell and the fancy words just aren't there. They are definitely in there … Continue reading wall…

homecoming…

I'm back where I started 11 months ago and the only thing that's changed is me. Leaving Chiang Mai on Monday was just another flight, just another airport and I guess didn't really even register as a "this is over" moment as far as my travels for 2016 was concerned. I'd tried not to dwell … Continue reading homecoming…

reframe…

"Whats Next?" is a big question that's been driving me forward for a while now.  Sometimes you can provide the answer, but most times you cant and the universe decides on your behalf. For me, circumstances back home have aligned unexpectedly to give me a small window to return and cut short my year of … Continue reading reframe…

baguette?…

...was about the extent of my French when I hit Paris. Well maybe not just 'baguette'...I'd heard horror stories about the legendary rudeness of Parisians (and the French in general) towards non-French speaking foreigners/tourists and I was a little bit worried. In the last few days of Tunis (thanks to my Tunisian friends expert tutelage) … Continue reading baguette?…

denial ain’t just a river…

So I’m in North Africa now. Egypt to be pedantic. Downtown Cairo to be precise. Can you see me? Somewhere to the right in this pic. I'm sitting out front of a small café called Kunst (yes I giggled too ), tucked away off a side alley in the old city. Just across the street … Continue reading denial ain’t just a river…

rain…

Its been almost 24 hours of solid rain here in Chiang Mai and my third soaking by traffic this morning alone. It appears inevitable that no matter what I do today, I will get soaked. Just as well that I wore the fancy swimming shorts. I hadn't even had my first coffee of the day  … Continue reading rain…

nothing is something…2

Yesterdays post was a blomit, (apologies) but today's will be a little more considered, interesting and hopefully not so meandering. After Chiang Dao, we decided to head up towards the Golden Triangle - that opium soaked corner of Thailand where Laos, Burma and Thailand meet. It seemed suitable remote and mountainous enough to satisfy our … Continue reading nothing is something…2

nothing is something…

Sometimes I have nothing to say. Its extraordinary...shocking even and for the people that know me well, quite disturbing. It's the "I've got a bad feeling about this" Star Wars moment. I welcome it when it happens, it just doesn't happen a lot. The restlessness of my mind usually generates a constant background hum and … Continue reading nothing is something…

Travel buddy!

Having a travel buddy again is great and hence I'm totally distracted from blogging.  A very good friend of mine flew in from Zurich (sounds so fancy!) a week ago to catch up. We've spent the last week reconnecting and playing tourist around northern Thailand - tuktuks, scoopys, tourist traps, yellow cars, green cars, dust … Continue reading Travel buddy!

a muddy Utopia…

Laos has NEVER been on my list of places to see or things to do, so when a really cheap flight with Lao Airlines to Luang Prabang came up a week ago my initial reaction was ... meh. Where the Heck is it again? I needed to renew my visa for Thailand in a week … Continue reading a muddy Utopia…