• Thailand
  • Monk Chat

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    I spent a long time in Chiang Mai and had the chance to explore the surrounding are moreso than I had before. I have always loved Chiang Mai, but this experience made me fall in love with it even more. I learned about an opportunity to talk to monks and help them improve their English. […]

  • Myanmar
  • A Burmese Christmas

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    Christmas in Myanmar was one for the books. My family doesn’t celebrate Christmas so it doesn’t mean anything to me, but I do miss the holiday spirit and cheer. Peppermint bark, hot chocolate, twinkling lights, and festive Christmas music are so comforting. On Christmas day, Sian, my friend from Australia, and I decided to bike around […]

  • Myanmar
  • Monkeys on the Mountain

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    This almost seems like a which-came-first question, the monkey or the temple? So many temples I have visited have been deemed “monkey temples.” The first few monkeys are always really cute, up until the point they turn demonic: grabbing at your clothes, trying to open your bag, and stealing directly from your hand. Monkeys overrun the climb […]