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My 2013

When I returned to Bangkok in late 2012, I found a note in the pocket of a jacket I had brought from the US.  I don’t know when it was from, but the written message was ‘moving forward’.    I tried to apply it as much as possible, trying to accept, among many other things, the…

Up  These stairs leading up to the central temple are unleveled, eroded, and in odd states of disarray. Throw in the fact that they are immensely steep and not always wide enough for an entire foot . . .

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

After a disappointing turn around by a military blockade in the disputed border region of Cambodia/Thailand on my way to try and see the ruins of Prasat Preah Vihear, I was aching to see something in the realm of Lost Cities. So, leaving Si Phan Don a day early and returning to Pakse in southern…

International Women's Day  In the days before mankind’s gaze grew vaster and our gods fled to higher and higher peaks until no realms existed beyond our sight but the unseeable, our gods used to embody the aspects of the world around us. . .

Travel Theme: International Women’s Day

In all the clamor these days of the numerous beings known as the ‘One True God’, of ‘His’ omnipotence and ‘His’ perfection, we often lose sight of all those who came before.  In the days before mankind’s gaze grew vaster and our gods fled to higher and higher peaks until no realms existed beyond our…

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Welcome to Paths Unwritten

Welcome to Paths Unwritten, the successor to Slightly Removed, my original blog.  While Slightly Removed served its purpose, it was time to move on to something more permanent in a private domain.  This site will be much more encompassing in its content, including many other facets of travel than the journals and random musings of…

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My 2012

Bangkok, or Krung Thep in Thai, meaning ‘City of Angels’.  I’ve been living here for a year and two months now.  Setting aside trips to Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and the U.S. in that time, this is the longest I’ve stayed in one place in the last 5 years.  And, in all likelihood, I’ll be here…