While visiting the 12th century Khmer ruins in Phimai, Thailand, I happened upon six women dressed in resplendent yellow dresses. “Tam mai suai?” – Why pretty? – I asked. The friendly ladies said that they were headed to a festival with lots of dancing and […]
In June, the Bells are going to Japan! Before I go any further with this post, I need help settling a marital dispute.
I’ve already written quite a bit about my experiences traveling in Dhaka, and since most of my readers have a very short attention span or are semi-literate, (Did he just disparage his readers?) I am going to get right to the point and share a […]
My first day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, I walked out of my hotel with a camera around my neck and was immediately approached by a man who said, “Hello sir, what country?” “USA,” I replied. “Oh, very nice country,” he said. The friendly man fired off […]
I was recently a guest on the Limitless Living podcast hosted by Emily Bee Lee. Regular readers of this blog know that I spent 14 summers working seasonal jobs in the tourism industry in Alaska and used that money and time off to travel the […]
One of the best things about living in Bangkok is leaving. My wife works at an international school and has several breaks and long weekends during the year. I am currently in the enviable position of being “funemployed,” so time off really isn’t an issue […]
The first tip I have for visiting Sri Lanka is simple – go to Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka has ancient temples, soaring mountains, thundering waterfalls, safari parks, sandy beaches, and a stunning colonial city. It is a hassle-free destination with friendly people and delicious, healthy […]
Before going to India a few years ago my India-phile friend Joe said to my clean-freak wife, “You will HATE it. Hate it. HAAAAAAAAAAATE IT!!!!!” “Why?” she asked. “Because it is filthy.” Fast forward to last week. “You will hate Singapore. HATE it! HAAAAAAAAAAATE it!” […]
Thailand is a strange and exotic country that is full of contradictions and challenges. Thais are some of the nicest, most laid-back people you will ever meet, yet they drive like maniacs and have the 2nd highest traffic-related death rate in the world. The food is […]
After my recent trip to Hanoi, I ended up deleting about 98% of my photos. It was a photo-editing blood bath. Let me tell you why.
Yangon (Rangoon), the largest city in Myanmar (Burma), felt like the love child between Mumbai (Bombay) and Havana (La Habana). Like Mumbai, it is a crowded, chaotic, dirty and colorful city replete with grand Brittish colonial buildings, but it has the dilapidated charm and laid-back […]