I don’t think Tom and I underestimated how much work moving abroad and setting up a new life would be. However, we underestimated how much work doing so would be without the things we were used to, like knowing how to navigate local public transportation, having a car, or even just knowing where to go for what. Continue reading “Bondi, Rain or Shine”
It’s tempting, when arriving somewhere new, to ground yourself with comparisons. Continue reading “Newtown, Sydney”
When I travel, it’s hard not to compare where I am with places I’ve been. It’s probably not the best habit – Paris will always be Paris and London my eternal city – but it’s a way of narrowing down the long list of places I’d like to return to, again and again.
Do you ever get overwhelmed – in a moment of mundane stillness – by a wave of strangeness? Like you’re losing your footing? Continue reading “Thom’s Thursday Thoughts on The Final Frontier”
On the morning of Monday November 11, 2013, Tom and I chatted online. Continue reading “All I Want for Valentine’s Day is an Indian Buffet”
I am a tourist who hates other tourists. Continue reading “Alone Amongst Ruins: Biking in Sukhothai”
Perhaps all this traveling with Tom has made me soft. Continue reading “Thom’s Thursday Thoughts on Thailand, Part 2”
I’ve spent New Year’s Eve in many cities: Taipei, London, Tokyo, and now Bangkok.
I’m probably forgetting a few others, but my memory doesn’t go back that far, except to two eventful NYEs I spent in Villa Park, CA. Continue reading “New Year’s Eve in Bangkok”
We were originally planning to go to Australia. Continue reading “Thom’s Thursday Thoughts on Thailand”
We’d been talking about visiting The Cloisters for a long time. But it’s one of those things – like its sister, The Met – that you feel you can put off until the day before you move away from New York because it’s not like it’s going anywhere. Continue reading “Not Church, But Close: A Winter Sunday at the Met Cloisters”