House of Reciprocity

Stepping out into the sun, I cling to my scarf as a cold breeze sweeps dust into the air. Teeth chattering, goosebumps forming, I make my way up the cobblestone path and keep an eye out for the señora with the small tea stand. In the plaza, the church doors are open and people have…

Cthulhu drinking beer, $12 million, and so much green!

To celebrate the end of my first year of graduate school (wooooo!), P and I drove up to Vancouver for a couple of days. Highlights of the trip included two walking tours—one of downtown Vancouver and the other of Granville Island—a visit to Stanley Park, the Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Vancouver, and…

Nathan Drake, a room full of Buddhas, and my first bribe!

  After a few days in Bangkok, we were off to Siem Reap. Traveling from Thailand to Cambodia by bus was mostly uneventful. It took about 12 hours from the time we left our hostel in Bangkok and arrived at our hostel in Siem Reap.While traveling overnight is a good way to save time, we…