Category: Travel

A Refreshing Foot Bath In the Land of Smiles – Part I

In 2011 I went to Southeast Asia for the first time; the trip was a large group effort to help a friend celebrate a milestone birthday. We met in Bangkok then took a train to […]

Jennifer Lesher’s Day Off

One of my most faithful readers requested a post on this topic, so here goes. In the spirit of Ferris Bueller, I am going to describe my ideal day off. There are two ways to […]

A Refreshing Cocktail in the Land of Smiles – Part III

We pick up the story as I am drinking an iced coffee, with a plan to turn the cup into a gas funnel. Alas, it’s not that simple. I have encountered the world’s strongest plastic […]

A Refreshing Cocktail in the Land of Smiles – Part II

The story left off as I approached a gas station in Pattaya, Thailand, hoping they might fill a bottle with gas for my pooped-out scooter. As it turns out, while everyone seems inclined to be […]

A Refreshing Cocktail in the Land of Smiles – Part I

Recently I took a short trip to Thailand, which included a couple of days in Pattaya. When I was invited to Pattaya, I was intrigued, imagining a few ramshackle cottages at water’s edge, delicious food […]

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part V

We resume the story as I am driving the route to the purported waterfall – the one that I was unable to find on the bike. As I drive this road, I pass a couple […]

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part IV

The story picks up once I have arrived back in town after aborting the waterfall ride. I drop the bike off at the shop and decide to drive my rental car around a bit. I entertain […]

Low Context Stranger in a High Context Land

I recently took a trip to Africa and the Middle East – specifically Kenya and Dubai. In Africa, one of my companions, who lives in Uganda, commented that Uganda and Kenya are very high context […]

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part III

We pick up the story as I stand in the midst of what is either a ranch or the entrance to the waterfall I have ridden out to see. I’m surrounded by dogs, chickens and […]

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Part II

We resume the story as I am riding up into the hills above Puerto Vallarta. After the turn the road indeed gets steeper and climbs away from the river. This fits with what I was […]