a stream consisting of a series of channels that wander, branch, and reconnect, creates a braided pattern, known as anastamosis

bus rules

May 20, 2013
by Erin

The Overnight Bus–Working on Your Night Moves

Most serious travelers are familiar with the joys and pains of the overnight bus.  Each country has its own style of bus, some more comfortable than others, each having their pros and cons–mostly cons.  Here is what you can expect … Continue reading


May 3, 2013
by Erin

First Friday Photo Gallery: Asian Street Food Nostalgia

Since coming back to the states, one of the things I have appreciated most is having access to a kitchen and being able to prepare and cook my own food.  I’ve been having an absolutely wonderful time chopping, slicing, marinating, … Continue reading

February 1, 2013
by Erin
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First Friday Photo Gallery: Signs, Signs, Everywhere the Signs

This month I’ve decided to photoessay with some pictures I’ve got stored up of signs.  Over the past year and a half that I’ve been in Asia, I’ve encountered some pretty squiggly alphabets.  Here are the best of them that … Continue reading

high camp at dawn

December 21, 2012
by Erin

Where did you sleep last night?

One of the most exciting things about travelling is not knowing where you’re going to sleep at night.  When you’re on the road, everything you need fits in your pack.  If you’re super prepared (unlike me) you may even carry … Continue reading

bouldering in the cave

September 14, 2012
by Erin

I think I died and went to rock climbing heaven.

Just a jump across the isthmus of southern Thailand from the gulf is the Andaman Coast.  This is the iconic vision of Thailand, the one you see in travel brochures.  Ivy and I were there to meet my former housemate … Continue reading