Here is the last, and best, installment of our trip to Thailand. If I return to Thailand, I will beeline for the islands. We stayed in the Phang Nga Bay, a 45 minute boat ride from both Phuket and Krabi. It was the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, with its clear, turquoise water and limestone pillars jutting out of the calm sea. The island had the best qualities we experienced sprinkled around Thailand, all captured in one place- kind … Continue reading

Upchucking in Chiang Mai

Aside from these elephant beauties, David and I didn’t get to see much of supposedly-quaint Chiang Mai. David was sick for the first half of our visit, and I was sick for the second half. Fortunately, our day with the elephants arrived in the eye of our food poisoning storm, and we couldn’t have been luckier to enjoy such a unique experience. Unfortunately, we missed out on furniture hunting, the night markets, and my much-anticipated cooking class (but no fear! … Continue reading

Make Gin, Drink Gin

A new distillery opened in DC recently, and it’s the only one you’ll find here. It is located a few blocks away from the new Union Market on an industrial and nearly barren street. The door is unmarked except for a wooden plank stenciled with the address, a minimalist-chic overhead light, and a doorbell marked “Ring Bell For Gin.” After ringing that bell and being ushered inside, my food adventure-seeking friends and I got a tour of New Columbia Distillers. … Continue reading