Monthly Archives: June 2011

They Never Came

In my many months of pre-trip arrangements, reading guidebook upon library-borrowed guidebook, I took copious notes and readied myself to heed the repetitive warnings of dangers and scams and touts and annoyances. But … They never came. I went to … Continue reading

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Life at the Beach … Part Two

It’s just about two weeks now here at Khlong Prao Beach, by far the longest stay yet of my trip. And the enchantment just keeps on coming. I actually managed to leave the beach this week and had some adventures … Continue reading

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When “No” Might Mean “Maybe,” but Really Means “No”

Caveat: This might get a bit sexually graphic, so take a pass on this post if that isn’t your thing. Or … keep on reading if it is! I’m not a swinger. I should have told him that from the … Continue reading

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It is I Who Must Begin

Running out of time at this Internet Cafe, but I simply must post this – great, eh?! It is I who must begin. Once I begin, once I try — here and now, right where I am, not excusing myself … Continue reading

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Seashells at the Seashore

Seashells. Hhmmm. I love seashells. But more than just loving seashells, it’s the act of looking for them that I really love. I feel like I am in as meditative of a state as I know how to be. My … Continue reading

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“Take Lots of Pictures,” She Says

My sister, that is. The one who bought me this camera and the last one I had (great sister, eh?! – for more reasons than that, to be sure!). And because I saw the timing of when she sent her … Continue reading

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I am Smitten

No, not with a person (although hope continues to spring eternal!). At least not with a person who’s here with me. Her name is Claire Fraser. Or Claire Randall, depending on which century she’s in at the time, either the … Continue reading

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The Technology of Travel

Here’s a list, as close as I can recall, of what I carried with me in 1999 – 2000, the last time I was on an extended trip: A camera Film (!) A small, battery-operated vibrator A headlamp An alarm … Continue reading

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Life at the Beach

I have landed at simply the best place I could imagine being right now. Some very wise energy guided me here and I had the good sense to listen to it. Tiger Hut on Khlong Prao Beach on Koh Chang … Continue reading

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A Beach Visualization

Come along for this sweet ride, it will be fun! If you feel like it, have a pen and paper handy. Or something to draw with. Get comfortable, whatever that means for you. Take a few deep breaths. And then … Continue reading

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