India – All Is Possible

Let's take a respite from this dreary train ride full of tremendous heat, beautiful scenery, hard padded sleeping shelves, loud chai vendors, frequent chai breaks, foul washrooms, local stares, interruptions of curious greetings and small talk (usually entailing unsolicited advice - an Indian specialty) and an overall cranky Sam. We'll…

Muay Thailand

Getting off the plane at Bangkok airport was a strange, bittersweet feeling. For one, Singapore was so easy, fun and westernized that Thailand seemed like the true Southeast Asia environment. As well, I find airplanes to be a familiar source of comfort these days - strange to think but sadly…

New New Zealand

My apologies for the delayed letter my friends, I have been caught in a yoga-matic relaxation factory known as Kawai Pura Pura. We arrived in New Zealand at around 1:00 am after an 8 hr layover in Fiji - uneventful except for More Kava! The Auckland airport had much appreciated…