A Lung of Fresh Air – Bangkok’s Jungle

By Lynn Spreadbury “Don’t look down, ” jokes Don, my guide. Of course I do. I’m straddling a ten speed bike on a narrow, concrete path hoisted two meters above marshy wetlands surrounded by forest. Not a good place for vertigo. Not a good place to fall. A teak wood house with potted plants and […]

Balinese Play

It first happens the night we arrive in Bali. In an open-air restaurant, punctuated by tiki-torches and paper lanterns, my friend asks the waitress, “What does the chicken curry come with?” She looks at us straight-faced and replies, “Chicken.” We smother confused smiles, then giggle until our drinks arrive. The next night we realize the joke […]