Time travelling to Karachi

There is a house on top of a mountain in Tahiti – an island of French Polynesia located deep in the Pacific Ocean – where there is a wooden table and a jewellery box that have travelled across the Indian Ocean and through the Pacific, transcending boundaries and carrying stories of a Karachi that existed […]

Time spent well

December 8, 2016 We couldn’t have gotten out of Chiang Mai faster. As soon as we woke up this morning, we ran out of the strange smelling dorms where people have forgotten how to smile and somehow find it reasonable to be smoking next to a ‘No Smoking’ sign at 7am. The street down the […]

Big town, big disappointment

December 7, 2016 It was by chance that I picked up ‘Living in Chiang Mai’, a book written by a British expat on his family’s experience of settling down in Thailand, off the shelf at Asia Books in Bangkok last week. It is a refreshingly funny (sometimes offensive) account of this family’s second year in […]

Round and round in generation circles

December 6, 2016 The workshop today was scheduled for 1pm so we decided to take our time in the morning (which meant waking up at 7:30am instead of 7am). The plan was to visit Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and then make our way to Doi Tung. Luckily, morning is the best time to visit […]

High up in the Golden Triangle

December 5, 2016 Gretchen wants us to reflect on resilience today. Today, resilience was waking up to four different kinds of dogs barking outside our window, a sore throat and an aching back (Baan Nukanong really needs to work on its definition of a mattress but we’re paying $8 a night so I really can’t […]