Teaching in Thailand

As we wrap up the school year, the time to reflect on my semester of teaching in Thailand has arrived.  Lessons have been learned, homework handed in (most of it, anyway), and all that’s left before summer break are final exams.  Here is a view of the primary building on our lovely campus in Nakhon Si Thammarat. … More Teaching in Thailand

Stream of Consciousness: Ko Kradan, the Flood, and the Meditative Flow

It’s been a while since my last blog post.  I’ve been settling into a new pace of life, living and working in Nakhon Si Thammarat, not traveling as much.  It’s been a time of deep reflection and inner listening.  Although I’ve been practicing yoga for almost ten years and meditation for about two and a … More Stream of Consciousness: Ko Kradan, the Flood, and the Meditative Flow

Lopburi, Thailand

I spent my last few days in Chiang Mai attending yoga workshops and exchanging Facebook messages with my mom during the Cubs games.  Then it was time to start heading south to Nakhon Si Thammarat to begin my new life there.  I bid farewell as unceremoniously as possible by stealing a move out of my uncle Joe’s … More Lopburi, Thailand

Ko Samui, Thailand

I made a stopover in Surat Thani, a city on the mainland peninsula of Southern Thailand, before catching the ferry to the island of Ko Samui the next day.  Knowing from experience how jacked up the prices can be in a beach town, I did a little shopping in Surat to stock up on essentials, the … More Ko Samui, Thailand

Krabi, Thailand

Greetings from paradise!  I am finally catching up on my blog while doing a little seaside relaxation, but not at this beach.  This is the last post from the first leg of my trip I didn’t get a chance to write before the second leg started.  While I’m currently reporting to you from Ko Samui, … More Krabi, Thailand

The Journey Begins

    The blog has been on hiatus during the first leg of my travels, but it’s back!  Expect a zillion updates in the next few days.  My dear friend Natalia and I embarked on a three-week journey through Southeast Asia.  After spending a few days on her own in Bangkok, she met me in Chiang Mai so I … More The Journey Begins

Pai, Thailand

What I originally planned as a couple of days in Pai has turned into over a week.  I boarded this minibus at the terminal in Chiang Mai on Monday.  You can see our luggage on the roof.  It was about a three hour ride shared mostly with Chinese tourists. The road to Pai is paved with … More Pai, Thailand