Category Archives: Travel

On Finding God in a Gourd in Naoshima (In Japan)

“Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall.” ― Louis Kahn Freud claimed God was only the lingering memory of our parents, looming over us … Continue reading

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On the Salesmen of Sri Lanka

The first guy approached me while I was standing outside of a train station in Colombo, staring at the wood-and-paint schedule board full of clock faces the attendants adjusted by hand.

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BRB Sri Lanka

There is an old story in Japanese Buddhist legends, said to come from India.

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A Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 1

Kyoto is for lovers!

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Footnotes on Thailand

The size of the roaches in Chiang Mai actually makes them less intimidating.

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On Making a Bagpipe Out of Garbage in Thailand

We pulled over to give the driver a chance to smoke and to look out over the mountain.  Some Thai guy was sitting on a rock with a bagpipe he had made of garbage.

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