Tag Archives: Thailand

What I Ate in Thailand: The Best Food in the World

{This is part of an occasional series, “What I Ate In …”} Thai Food Thai food is delightful–an amazing variety of intensely flavorful fruits and vegetables, seafood, curries, soups with complex broths, noodles, rice, and spices, spices, spices. I visited … Continue reading

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Elephant Ride

Our elephants are headed for dense jungle at dawn. Although they know the path well, the old man goads them on. And yet more than elephants go on this steamy day. My boys leave for adulthood, while I goad them … Continue reading

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Karma in a Plastic Bag

She said releasing the creatures would make merit, a boon for our souls for under a dollar. Freed from plastic, they spread into the water like goodness into the world. But would she recapture them early tomorrow, so the cycle … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Simplify

When traveling, it’s often the simplest moments that make the most vivid impressions, those little experiences when your senses are immersed in the local culture, and you have time to let it soak in. I love planning adventurous excursions when … Continue reading

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Caged Tiger

Our fear keeps us from sharp eyes, sharper claws, yet her magnificence calls. As she rests, we cuddle her, lay our heads on her soft belly. She raises her quiet head in dignity, defying her imprisonment, and we’re freed from … Continue reading

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Hot time, summer in the city

In general, I don’t love cities–the crowds, the noise, the pollution. Plus, most of my travels are during the month of August. Walking on city pavement in Morocco when it’s 125 degrees F out or in Thailand when the humidity … Continue reading

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  In response to the Gargleblaster challenge, I had 42 words to answer, “Tell me something, old friend, why are you fighting?”

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Getting the Strength of a Cobra in Laos

Every now and then there is a suspended moment when I am faced with a choice: yes or no. I have begun to relish the moment of saying yes, of being open to the experience. And if I decide to … Continue reading

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American Fried Rice and Mother’s Day Brunch

After wisely bypassing the menu item called “American Fried Rice” at our Bangkok hotel several times, my husband finally gave in to curiosity and ordered it, and we got a glimpse into the secret world of how Thais imagine Americans: … Continue reading

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Thailand travel photos

There is nothing that gets me yearning to travel more than seeing beautiful or unusual photos from a place I’ve never been. I have been enjoying the Travel Photography Inspiration Project at DPS, which has featured reader-submitted photos from such … Continue reading

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