Asia

Bangkok

I have been Bangkok for one week and am heading to Chiang Mai tomorrow. The sounds below are from the adventures I have had with my fellow travellers and amazing hosts. Here is my Sound Journal entry for Bangkok, where I give a brief spoken summary of my experiences. At the weekend market, a busking […]

Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai (part 2 below is trekking in the hills north of Chiang Mai). After the sprawl and rush of Bangkok, arriving in Chiang Mai was a welcome change of pace. Smaller, and nestled against the northern hills, this city has many artisans, cooler temperatures, and new but equally excellent foods. My excellent traveling […]

Palm Tree and Beach

Maldives

I am in the Maldives for 2 weeks. This country is a group of islands southwest of India. Google-map the country and zoom way in! Here is my sound journal for this tropical Island paradise. It is broken into 3 parts: my experiences, a brief into to Maldevian politics, and some phrases in dhivehi. And […]

Phuket

We stayed on the tourist haven island of Phuket in the south of Thailand for one week. Sonically, culturally and cuisinely, it was the most unexciting place on my travels. You may notice how the sound files on this entry are drastically fewer than in the following Sound Journal entry in Cambodia. Also, the majority […]

Siem Reap

Only one week in Siem Reap was much too little time. Siem Reap, the second largest tourist center in Cambodia, is the site of many famous Buddhist temples including the sprawling Angor Wat, the smiling faces of Bayon, and the tree gnarled ruins at Ta Prohm. The clip below is the best bird groove I […]

Durian

Singapore

I was in Singapore for 12 days, and Malaysia for a quick weekend SCUBA dive trip. Singapore was the most developed and ‘Westernized’ country I visited. The city/island/country’s infrastructure, technology and economy are advanced and stable, though the politics don’t seem to match ‘Western’ vibe I felt in the city-state. Over 40 years of uncontested […]