My Experience at the Tiger Temple in Thailand

I stood in line, restlessly shifting from left foot to right as little rivulets of sweat ran down the nape of my neck. The Bangkok heat was not meant for standing. Outdoors. To take a selfie with a tiger. A tiger that’s chained to the tree. What was I doing here again?! That thought ran … Continue reading My Experience at the Tiger Temple in Thailand

New Year’s Eve in Montezuma

Sloths..sublime beaches...friendly people...surfing...coffee....volcano...ziplining...ah I fondly speak of Costa Rica with its lush rainforests and its warm beaches - it has something for everyone! Although if you really want to see wildlife, please take the time and head to the Osa Peninsula. Here's a common route people take: San Jose to Arenal to Monteverde to Manuel … Continue reading New Year’s Eve in Montezuma

Kecak Dance: A Balinese Interpretation of the Ramayana

It was hot and muggy. My friends and I walked along single file on the narrow sidewalk looking for the temple. The dance started promptly at 7pm and I wanted to make sure we had seats. Every time we stopped to ask a shop owner they would say, "straight." So we kept trudging along. When … Continue reading Kecak Dance: A Balinese Interpretation of the Ramayana

An encounter with Bali’s famous medicine man!

"You so pretty, your lips like sugar." The 98 year old frail man let go of my palm and made me turn around so he can read my neck and  pronounced with a toothless smile that I would have great sex at midnight. Good to know. "Um Ketut, so what about my career?" Ketut coughed … Continue reading An encounter with Bali’s famous medicine man!