Category: Travel/Culture/History

My travels around the world motivate me to learn more about the cultures of the world. This website will serve to document my travels as well as the knowledge I collect along the way.

Udon Thani-Summer Plans

I am off to Thailand and Laos this August and plan to spend a week or so in Isaan in northeast Thailand. Having never been north of Ayutthaya, this part of the country is all new to me. I plan…

Back to Basics-Archeology of Angkor

Charles Higham is an archeologist working at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His work came up on my radar as he has written several books on prehistoric Southeast Asian societies. I am now in the middle of reading my…

Thai Culture-Where do I start?

  I love travelling around SE Asia, but Thailand stands out as my favorite so far. The food, the people, the history all roll up into a fun and interesting package for this happy wanderer. After visiting Thailand twice, I…

Mission Statement and General Greetings

Good morning, everybody! I am an American living and working in Japan. I studied anthropology as an undergraduate and am deeply interested in the rich diversity of humanity. Most recently, I have been travelling frequently around the Asian continent, specifically…