Talking Myself Down from a Cliff in Railay

I have never been what I’d call a daredevil. I’m totally fine with the near inevitability that I’ll never go skydiving (editor’s note: oops, scratch that.); I tend to stick to the speed limit without even thinking about it; I’m convinced I’d break both my legs if I ever tried skiing (wow — scratch that, too!).…

i love pai

Addicted to Pai

“All right,” my mom asked me the other night, moments after I’d signed onto Skype, “what’s going on?” “What do you mean?” I replied. She bluntly observed, with a turn of phrase that makes my mother awesomely different from other moms, that the grin on my face suggested I’d been eating something one should never…

Bangkok: Rated G

I’d heard things about Bangkok. Crazy stories. Tales of debauched offerings in seedy parts of town. Nervous laughs from friends who’ve actually seen The Hangover Part II (I think it may be for the best that I actually managed to never watch that movie before leaving for Asia). Bangkok, from what I gathered prior to…