Chiang Mai Moments: The moto ride

Welcome to a new series on d travels ’round, Chiang Mai Moments. This series will profile small moments in time during my life  as an expat in Chiang Mai. The moments which normally would get pushed aside for the bigger picture of life, but deserve more. There is no schedule for these posts. There is no format. TheseContinue reading “Chiang Mai Moments: The moto ride”

I feel the earth move: the earthquake in Chiang Mai

“I want you to take over control … take over control … take over control …” My feet pedal furiously to the beat as I try to sweat the fever out of my body. Six more songs. Only six more until I’m done and can go home, shower and take medicine, then pass out. Except,Continue reading “I feel the earth move: the earthquake in Chiang Mai”

When tragedy strikes the expat life

“D,” W says over the phone, hiccuping sobs, “J’s dad. He’s passed.” Muffled cries, inaudible words. “Oh my god,” I manage, feeling the pit of my stomach tighten and tears instantly fill my eyes. I think I hear her ask me to come to where she is. Even if I don’t, it doesn’t matter. It’sContinue reading “When tragedy strikes the expat life”