Bangkok is a polarizing city; visitors either love it or hate it. For many, the Thai capital is a necessary evil on the way to beaches, temples, or hill country treks, and is not a reason to visit Southeast Asia. I didn’t like Bangkok the first time […]
Most people are monogamous and have a regular who services them, but not me. You could say that I have no loyalty, but due to my peripatetic lifestyle I almost always end up doing it with a random stranger out of necessity rather than choice.
Over the years, I’ve had the great fortune to walk all over this world and the great misfortune to step in some awful things. I almost always travel to warm places and wear sandals, so my poor feet have been the victims of various “types […]
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The Ijen Volcano in eastern Java is famous for many things: burning sulfur that emits blue flames at night, a turquoise crater lake, and the tough-as-nails miners who chisel out the sulfur and haul it down the mountain. I had to see it for myself. […]
In Varanasi, in the year 2012, among the dead bodies floating down the Ganges, the corpses burning in the funeral pyres, amid the voracious touts and the Indians bathing in the polluted, trash-filled river, I noticed something disturbing and out of place: I saw a […]