Category Archives: 2 People

Profiles of interesting people, characters, assholes and otherwise notable folks encountered abroad.

People Who Make Us Insecure

The travel world is much like any other world – kind of shitty. But it’s a slightly more interesting realm than most, due to the myriad types of globetrotters, their backgrounds and goals as varied as the bizarre styles and … Continue reading

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Annie

Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie! Continue reading

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Paula & Boom

Team Cat Shirt crashes the birthday party of one of Phuket’s many professional women, and learns a lot about friendship and birthdays in the process… Continue reading

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Ladyboys Loved and Lost

Among the more prurient fixtures in Western imaginings of Southeast Asia, none huskily bellow “Thailand” more than the broad-shouldered, hard-knuckled tempter/ess that is the Ladyboy. A less mystical, equally misunderstood, slightly more accepted, definitely more widespread, and absolutely more garishly … Continue reading

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“Lahhhrry”

Name: Lahhhrry Encountered In: Chiang Mai, Thailand “Jeeesus Christ, Steve!… Jesus Christ!” –– Logan, after dinner at Lahhhrry’s Murder was in the air the night we met Couchsurfer Lahhhrry for Shabbat dinner. The first taste of bloodshed coincided with our … Continue reading

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WWJD?: Bangkok Edition

If the Second Coming were to take place in Thailand’s capital, what could we expect from Rebound Jesus? Of course there’s no way to know what kind of miracles He’d perform (though we’d place bets on something to do with … Continue reading

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Zhanna – Sadly Not a Murderer

Name: Zhanna Encountered In: Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan Nestled against the westernmost reaches of Issyk Kul’s crisp glacial waters and menacingly cradled by the sharp Ala-too mountain ranges to its north and south, the town of Balykchy finds itself at the locus … Continue reading

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