Monthly Archive: December 2014

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Ayutthaya – A Cycling Town

In 2009,  on a journey from Goreme to Fethiye in Turkey, I vowed never again to take an overnight bus.  This week, I broke that vow. To be fair, the Turkish bus ride wasn’t...

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Khao Sok – A Rumble in the Jungle

A stomach rumble, that is. Before leaving to travel, Dmitry and I both read the indispensable “How to Shit Around the World.”  The author (who is a world-traveling doctor) spends a good portion of the book...

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Big Pictures: The Dogs of Thailand

Dogs and Thailand. Thailand and dogs. The two just go together. Dogs are everywhere here. There are pets, of course, but most visibly there are the strays in seemingly every possible state of manginess.  Then there...

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Big Pictures: The Monkey Temple

OK, this will be the last monkey-themed post for awhile, I promise. I wanted to share some big photos from a highlight of the trip so far: Wat Thammikaram, the hilltop temple just outside the...