Over the past week I could feel myself letting go of my usual penchant for structured time, and felt proud of myself for cancelling a day trip up the Atlas Mountains, as well as a half day cooking class. I was feeling a bit more free spirited than usual…which is why my last day in… Read More A bad encounter with a Moroccan man in Essaouira that led to mint tea in a family home in Marrakech
One thing I didn’t expect to do while living in Thailand, was to learn more about what it means to be a woman in a man’s world. In this respect, the past year has been a rather fascinating journey for me. It was around ten years ago that a female school friend stated, in a… Read More Being a woman in a man’s world (in Thailand)
Even after living in Chiang Mai for almost a year, I’m still no closer to cracking this particular chestnut. The handful of Thai women I regularly spend time with seem to have pretty high calorie diets full of saturated fats; eat relatively few vegetables; drink very sweet drinks and reasonably large amounts of alcohol; walk… Read More How do Thai women stay so skinny?