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Homeward bound

Homeward bound

Today, for the first time in over four years, I’m flying back to my home country. To be honest, it’s because I was guilt-tripped. ‘My 60th birthday is this year,’ my mother said while visiting me in Luang Prabang, ‘and it’d be really nice if …read more

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Hippies and veggies: farmers markets of the Pacific Northwest

Hippies and veggies: farmers markets of the Pacific Northwest

There’s one thing that I really, really miss here in Korea. Y’see, I can be a bit of a hippie sometimes, especially when it comes to food. It’s the Californian influence. Slap the words organic, local, free-range, macrobiotic, or raw vegan on something and I …read more

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An experiment in untethering: the epic Pacific Northwest road trip

An experiment in untethering: the epic Pacific Northwest road trip

There was one thing I had to do before leaving California. This trip had been a fantasy for years upon years, something I always wanted and figured that I’d do, but that had continually fallen by the wayside while I planned bigger adventures. In fact, …read more

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A year in review, August to December

A year in review, August to December

AUGUST: In August, just a handful of weeks before I was hopping on a one-way ticket out of California, I realised that I better get my act together and finally do something that I’d been dreaming of for years: working up through the Pacific Northwest …read more

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A year in review, January to July

A year in review, January to July

JANUARY New Years at the Albatross Pub, where we played Scattergories and darts (and Mary got a bullseye, dead on) and drank beer and irish coffees and ate all of the free popcorn.

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