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Tamer Pursuits
Melbourne, Victoria I've been having really good luck with airplane seating arrangements. From Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, Alex and I were seated next to Stephen, an energetic man of about fifty who owned a decorating company in Victoria. I'd had the audacit...

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Recap from the Land of Oz
Melbourne, Victoria All right. Hi Internet, it's been a while. Oh, also, yeah. I'm in Australia now. Surprise! Will stave off going into why  for now, but so it is. Assuredly it's a good and happy thing, though. I'm going to try an exercise in brevity [whic...

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Post-Euphoria Uncomfortable Truths
Vang Vieng, Lao PDR It's now been a month since Alex and I first set off from San Francisco for Bangkok though, predictably enough, it feels like it's been ages. This morning I woke up from a vivid dream of being back in my hometown, driving my own tuk-tuk ...

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More Schoolgirl Rambling
Luang Prabang, Lao PDR Baby chicks and goats. Bamboo scaffolding. Happy kids eating shit on bikes. Women gathering river weed from the Khan and Mekong to sell at the market. Leaves bigger than I am. Families cooking their dinner in quiet back alleys. A diss...

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Someone Else's Dream
Luang Prabang, Lao PDR Finally, I've found a bit of what I didn't realize I was looking for. The last few days have been slow-motion mayhem, like a bunch of inept drivers steering their cars through snow for the first time--chaotic and uncontrolled, but slo...

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Someone Else's Dream
Luang Prabang, Lao PDR Finally, I've found a bit of what I didn't realize I was looking for. The last few days have been slow-motion mayhem, like a bunch of inept drivers steering their cars through snow for the first time--chaotic and uncontrolled, but slo...

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Someone Else's Dream
Luang Prabang, Lao PDR Finally, I've found a bit of what I didn't realize I was looking for. The last few days have been slow-motion mayhem, like a bunch of inept drivers steering their cars through snow for the first time--chaotic and uncontrolled, but slo...

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Groundhog Day
Chiang Mai, Thailand I'm nostalgic, sometimes to a fault. Every now and again I catch myself maneuvering through the slippery slope of attempting to document [and, thus, remember] fucking EVERYTHING. This is unsustainable, distracting, and defeats the point...

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Manwood Dorking [sign spotted in Chiang Mai]
Chiang Mai, Thailand Our departure from Bangkok couldn't have been better-timed. Upon returning to Terrance's on Sunday evening [after getting some phenomenal  som tam,  or green papaya salad] he informed us that the protest leader had just been shot dead. ...

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Calibrating to the City of Angels
Bangkok, Thailand After checking out of CitiChic, we headed to our host's condo, which had us hunting through a long meandering soi and crossing a bridge. The change in scenery gave us perspective on where we'd just come from. Our hotel   had been in the mi...
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