January 2006 Archive

Hilltrekking in Chiang Mai

View from inside our hut on the first morning. I awake under the soft green light filtering through our mosquito net. My nose and cheeks are numb. My neck and arm throb with the pain of sleeping awkwardly all night on a thin mattress and tightly woven mat. Karen sleeps in the bed next to [...]

Rice Queen Diaries

Rice Queen Diaries: A Memoir by Daniel Gawthrop Daniel Gawthrop's Rice Queen Diaries strongly resonated with me. No, I'm not a rice queen, although I have been accused on occasion of being a taco queen. But for anyone who's ever had a romance or even a friendship while in a faraway place, especially in the [...]

At the Crossroads in Seville

Photos by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen. The Sevilla Cathedral Inside the Alcazar ***  Seville was where we all met at a crossroads in our lives. We were ten Brits, three Canadians and two Americans; ten women and five guys; late teens to late forties all on an English teacher training course (CELTA) at CLIC in Seville, [...]

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