Tag Archive: Backpacking

She Took the Midnight Train Going Anywhere

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. — Isadora Duncan It may have had something to do with the wild, wild wind that swept unexpectedly from the sky and lifted coils of my… Continue reading

i carry your heart in my heart

  (photos by David Collopy)   I met my love — quite unexpectedly — when I was given the last empty bed in a fully-booked hostel. “We didn’t get a bit of sleep all night,” Liam and… Continue reading

Journey to Mount Pinatubo

A journey to one of the prettiest natural landscapes I’ve ever seen. . .

A Rainbow of Demons

  Fantastical and oddly beautiful creatures, the ogoh-ogoh appear in Bali once a year. In spite of Bali’s renown for creativity, the local shops are heaped with identical made-in-China tchotchkes; however, these artful demons, carefully… Continue reading

Who Saves One Life, Saves the World

This is what hope looks like. And bravery. And love. Schindler’s factory is at the very heart of humanity. After the 1993 film, Schindler’s List, I probably can’t reveal a lot about Oskar Schindler… Continue reading

The Last Lao-Lao Party

We pedalled our bicycles over Don Det’s hard-pressed dirt roads, the river always in view. One day we rode over the old railway bridge connecting to Don Khon to see some waterfalls. Another time, we pedalled… Continue reading