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Rat Tails at Sunrise, and Other Stories from Cambodia

As promised, I’m back in Cambodia. Not physically, mind you. No, physically I’m still here in New Zealand enjoying the last of my fading tan, running off countless bahn mi and Thai iced teas. But mentally I haven’t quite left behind the sunshine, exoticism, and isn’t-life-funny moments of Southeast Asia. I’ve already admitted I didn’t…

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Vegetarian Vietnam

Remember when I said I’d be catching up on Vietnam posts for weeks? I wasn’t kidding. Covering the country from top to (very nearly) toe left me with a lot to say, and unfortunately, local internet restrictions didn’t want me to say it. So, I’m still saying it now — slowly but surely. And as…

30 Lessons from Life on the Road

“I can tell you’ve been traveling for a long time,” not one, but three strangers have said after talking to me for a few minutes over the last month. “Really?” I’ve asked each of them. “How’s that?” “You just seem really… I dunno. Relaxed. Easy-going. Zen.” At that last part I always have to laugh.…