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Adventures into Unknown Territory: Begin Again in Bagan

The second day in Bagan we decided to hire a tour guide, someone knowledgeable about the history of the area, the temples, the changing face of modernizing Myanmar. The only guide we could find was an elderly man, a former … Continue reading

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Two Weddings and A Funeral

We’ve been lucky enough to receive invitations for the two biggest and arguably most important celebrated events in life: marriage and death. Last week, we attended the one year funeral celebration of a fellow teacher’s late husband. Professor Eahd’s husband … Continue reading

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Making Friends Isn’t Hard to Do

New, friendly faces seem to peer out from the woodwork. Every new coffeehouse we go to, or every new restaurant, or store, we end up engrossed in a long conversation about language, both English and Thai. We inevitably exchange emails … Continue reading

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Life in Nakhon Si Thammarat

We’re nearing the one month anniversary of our jobs in Nakhon. One whole month. Some days it feels like we’ve been here for years. Some days it feels like we’re aliens, recently landed on a foreign planet where the locals … Continue reading

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18 Things You Will Get Accustomed To While Living in Asia

Topic I: Proper Toilet Rules  1. Squatty Potties. (see fig.1)  2. No toilet paper in bathrooms. Anywhere. For any reason. 3. If you bring your own, throw it in the trash, not the toilet. 4. Toilet paper will be found, … Continue reading

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The Last Leg of the Great Trek Home

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity of trekking through Utah and western Colorado. My family is (luckily!) scattered throughout the western slope of Colorado, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever had the privilege of … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Indeed Be Televised

As Egypt erupted in a flurry of activity the past few weeks, people all over the world watched in stupor as the Twitter and Facebook activity moved from virtual to actual. Egyptians protesters gathered on Facebook, then gathered in the … Continue reading

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