Paths Unwritten

in the currents of the world


Dark Corners of the Earth

“Some places
were not so good,
or maybe
we were not so good
while we were in them.”
– Ernest Hemingway

Oh, there’s a red light district around the corner? I probably shouldn’t go there.
14.02.2012 – Bombings in Bangkok, Life Goes On As Normal

Death Railway’s End and the H.I.V. Staircase

The official name for the Death Railway was the Thailand-Burma Railway when it was being constructed. It was going to be used to move supplies from Japanese-occupied Thailand to Myanmar, one of the many British territories conquered by Japan in… Continue Reading →

The Bangkok Days: That Time I Got Hit By a Car

It wasn’t until the third ride back from the hospital that I finally asked him what had happened.  “Oh, I’m so sorry,” he said in a voice I knew by now was of genuine remorse, “I put something in …. Continue Reading →

Weekly Reblog #16: Why Do I Come Here? [Antarctica]

Why Do I Come Here? | brown paper blue ink “I come here because it frames my whole life from a totally different perspective, because it makes me appreciate little things I can’t have . . . It makes me… Continue Reading →

Weekly Reblog #4: Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek | TravellerXpedition “The Everest Base Camp trek takes about three weeks and reaches a maximum height of 5,545m at Kalapattar offering fine views of Mt Everest. The trail involves a tremendous amount of up and down… Continue Reading →

Weekly Reblog #2: Steve McDonald’s Guide to Not Dying in Scary Countries

  Steve McDonald’s Guide to Not Dying in Scary Countries | Backpackology “In my life, I’ve had the fortune of visiting forty-four countries, and if I were forced to write down my favorites, you might mistake it for a list… Continue Reading →

“Don’t go there. You’ll get blown up.” – Hat Yai, Thailand

“Oh, don’t go to Yala/Hat Yai/anywhere in the south.  You’ll get blown up.”  This seemed to be a common sentiment among many of my students and even my Thai teaching partner before I left Bangkok.  And then there was a… Continue Reading →

14.02.2012 – Bombings in Bangkok, Life Goes On As Normal

[Read the Bangkok Post article here] Today at 14:00 Bangkok time, a bombing took place in an area of the city called Ekkamai. As the story goes this far, it was an Iranian man who threw one bomb at a… Continue Reading →

Oh, there’s a red light district around the corner? I probably shouldn’t go there.

“When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.” – Mae West I had come into Bangkok relatively blindly.  As in I hadn’t even heard of Khao San Road prior to arriving.  Being… Continue Reading →

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