Ignoring the Touts in Chiang Khong, Thailand

Ignoring the Touts in Chiang Khong, Thailand

Sat underneath a fish market table in Chiang Khong as the sun rose over the Mekong, an ancient weathered Thai man dressed all in white began his early Thai-Chi routine with such grace and peace that one could almost have forgotten the dramatic, and relatively scary, events of the night that led into such a(…)

7 Reasons Why Travelers Suck. (Either #4 or # 7 will offend you.)

7 Reasons Why Travelers Suck. (Either #4 or # 7 will offend you.)

When I say that… Travelers are mostly vapid, gutless and intoxicated. It’s my cognitive dissonance remarking on the differences between the noble philosophies travelers claim and what I’ve actually observed. Maybe I’m a little bitter because I was sold this romantic image of travelers as introspective, conscious, philosophical, adventurers and cultural novelty junkies when in actuality they(…)