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Living Room of my new apartment as I settle in as an expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Eleven and a half years ago I set out to see the world. I was 54 years old at the time and had spent the last 36 years working at various...

The fully restored Boudhanath Stupa today, perhaps the most successful of the temple restorations in Nepal

In April, 2015, a massive earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people and injured up to 22,000. The worst damage occurred in Gorkha, an area located in the foothills of the...

Evening food tables at Chiang Mai Gate Market

The ancient walls that surround Chiang Mai were constructed in the late 13th century to protect the city from attacks by Burmese invaders. Their defensive function has long since disappeared, however...

Comfortable seating inside Cozy Cafe in Chiang Mai

It’s no secret that the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand is obsessed with coffee shop culture. In the fashionable Nimmanhaemin area, it’s not unusual to see two, or even three coffee...

Main road leads to the harbor on Bodufolhudhoo Island in the Maldives

Every morning, I passed Aisha on the sleepy sand streets of Bodufolhudhoo Island. Her black head scarf and ankle-length cloak revealed only her face and hands. I longed to speak to...

Girl in cotton Yukata with traditionalJapanese hairstyle in Kyoto, Japan

On the surface, Hiroshima, Japan, was like any other large metropolitan city. Traffic streamed down the broad boulevards. Trams trundled noisily past on tracks set in the middle of the street....