Lost in Mongolia


In the sandy distance, I saw Oliver crouched down next to, what looked like, a dog. As I approached, I saw the lone, baby cow. It was shaking and weak and sniffing the air for milk and familiarity. Somehow, the babe had lost its way and became separated from its herd. Slowly, it wobbled over … Continue reading Lost in Mongolia

Are You Happy?


Ellen Carney, the Director of Youth Programs at the Happy Kids Center, wrote me a Facebook message a few days ago. “Are you happy?” She asked. I stared at the screen, digesting the question. Swirling it around in my head, letting the urge to intellectualize the question and answer immediately settle down. I let the … Continue reading Are You Happy?

The Land of In-Betweens


We rode out around 10 am. The sky was blue and filled with clouds that reminded me of my childhood drawings– big, puffy, white and animated. We waved goodbye to Claudia and Oliver, two cycle-tourers we had met in Kunming and had decided to cross paths with as often as possible. Legends, they are. And … Continue reading The Land of In-Betweens

ONE MONTH!


It’s been one month since I set off from Chiang Mai, Thailand. Here are some of my thoughts about cycle touring thus far.

Thailand Summary


Day 1 : March 8 Chiang Mai — Mae Kuang Dam 50 km Read blog post 1 for details. Day 2 : March 9 Mae Kuang Dam — Maejo 15 km I woke up in the morning after my wild first day. I hadn’t slept much, as expected, and my phone was still dead. I decided … Continue reading Thailand Summary