Letters From Vietnam: To my Hometown from Abroad

04 December 2018 Dear Anton, It has been such a long time since we’ve seen each other and I apologize for that. I am now living in southern Thailand with a friend whom I’ve been in contact with for years but only recently met when we decided the brainstorming stage was worn thin and we […]


Letters from Vietnam: To France from Abroad

23rd November 2018 Tiph, Sorry, this letter is so delayed. I ended up on the island of Cat Ba and the post is particularly difficult to access there. So I’ve had to wait a few weeks until I was back on the mainland. I’m writing this as I’m in the crazy capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. […]


Letters From Vietnam: To a Generous Donor From Abroad

25th October 2018 Dear Shawn, After an underwhelming initial impression, the city of Hanoi has really hit its mark on me. The people seemed uninviting but now I think that’s the wrong interpretation. Coming from Thailand, where locals are so in-your-business and genuine about interaction with tourists, I was expecting more of the same here. […]

Letters From Bangkok: To Kansas From Abroad

13 October 2018 To Ethan & Amber, I’m now into my third week living in Bangkok. It’s no exaggeration to say that every day I feel like The Hangover, Pt. 2 could happen to me at any moment. Things are so unrealistically unexpected and that’s just the norm here. Admittedly, I’ve started to become a bit […]

Letters From Bangkok: To Brazil From Abroad

25 October 2018 To Papi, I awoke this morning at six o’clock. Not because I wanted to, not because I had plans, not even because I forgot that I had my alarm set. I woke up at six o’clock on the dot to loud pounding on my door. Knock. Knock. Knock. Awakened in a sweat, […]

Letters From Bangkok: To a Small Island From Abroad

15 October 2018 Dear Samy, What can I say about Bangkok that I haven’t already told you about? It’s the most-visited city in the world and, still, I feel like it is under-explored. Most people who visit use it as a stopover on their way to the mountains in the north or the islands in […]

Letters From Bangkok: To Kansas City From Abroad

19th October 2018 Dear Grandad, I’ve been in Bangkok for about a month now. It’s hard to describe this place and even more difficult to navigate. The city seems so vast and endless when compared to island life in Malta. I reckon I’ll leave in a month and have no better idea of the place than when […]

Letters From Bangkok: To San Francisco From Abroad

5th October 2018 Lily (Crutch), I read the poetry you sent me last night. You’re so good at stretching my imagination for poetry. You’re in California, in the Bay, fourteen hours behind me. That concept, alone, seems unbelievable to me. How can someone be living a life more than half a day behind my own? […]