Letters From Bangkok: To Greece From Abroad

13th October 2018 Dear Vasilis, It’s been quite a time here in Bangkok. Though my days are now numbered, I must say I am really enjoying this style of traveling even if my travel aspirations and list of Asian cities I want to live in grows longer each day. Often, I notice similarities between here […]

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Letters From Vietnam: To Home From Abroad

24th October 2018 Dear Grandad, I’ve just arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam last night. I came with a friend whom I made in Bangkok, Rodri (short for Rodrigo), from Buenos Aires. When we arrived, it was late. The city was dark and trashy and a bit intimidating. Starved, we bounced around the city with our backpacks […]

Letters From Japan: To Borneo from Tokyo

*** LETTER FROM CASSANDRA MUENKS *** 1 February 2019 Dear Adam, Hello from the future! Quite literally (I am time zones ahead of you) and figuratively; in all my travels, I have never discovered such a technologically advanced atmosphere as I have in Japan. Although I have had several intense cultural immersions, I don’t think […]

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Letters From Vietnam: To Kansas City 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. […]

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A Story of Make Believe

So, do I have a wild story to tell or what. . . Yesterday, I was strolling around the commercial district of Bangkok. Tall buildings and western stores and restaurants kind of make you feel like you’re walking the streets of Chicago. I noticed some kids, just old enough to seem to always want to […]

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Letters from Bangkok: To England from Abroad

27th November 2018 Dear Cass, I’m back in Bangkok. You’re back in London. You are coming to Thailand in a matter of weeks and I’m thrilled. I’ve adapted a love-hate thing for this city. It shows flashes of being a truly cool city, but then the parts about it that I don’t enjoy become over-bearing. […]

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Letters From Vietnam: To a Family Friend from Abroad

28th November 2018 Mr. McCray – I’ve been in Vietnam for the better part of a month now. For a large majority of that month, I’ve been on a small island in the world-renown Ha Long Bay. The island is named Cat Ba and it is one of the only inhabited islands in the bay. […]

The 1975’s New Album as it Relates to the World’s Reality

What does it take to actually find oneself in today’s age — in a world lost in a web so far from reality it couldn’t reach it with a ten-foot pole? That has been what has been on my mind following my favorite band, The 1975’s, latest album release. On that album, Matty Healy, frontman […]