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A False Peak of Agony: Part 2

Narrow steps, both by width and length standards, gave way before us. Down and down we went, waiting patiently for the elderly Sri Lankan women to continue their pilgrimage. 1,527 more words

Vicarious Violence

It was the first time he had ever gotten into a fight, and it was in a Buddhist temple of all places. He had tried his hardest to stay calm and not let himself get set off by the stupid kid, but after a full day of deep-breathing and tolerating all the tiny irritations, it was enough. 167 more words



I recently took a trip with my boyfriend to Phuket and Phi Phi Island in Thailand. I had read a lot about it on blogs and forums before I left, but it was much greater a place than I could have imagined. 319 more words

Mondulkiri: Photos from an expedition to the provinces

The biggest laughs came near the end of our brief visit last week to Mondulkiri – the name of a city and verdant province northeast of Phnom Penh and adjacent to Vietnam – during the three-day Cambodia New Year holiday. 2,944 more words