Category Archives: indochine days

Scenes from a travel noir.

the local

You had not spoken to anyone in weeks. Nothing of any consequence beyond the polite thank you, keep the change, I’d like a cappuccino please. These interactions were your only connection to the world, the only proof you still existed,

the local

You had not spoken to anyone in weeks. Nothing of any consequence beyond the polite thank you, keep the change, I’d like a cappuccino please. These interactions were your only connection to the world, the only proof you still existed,

la folie m’aime

but would death be absolute?
or would i come back as a centipede?

la folie m’aime

but would death be absolute?
or would i come back as a centipede?

ode to a migraine

I woke to rain today. The cool air chased away yesterday’s heat, when a coloniser’s finger removed the pin from the safety clip of the grenade that lived inside my head. An explosion no one witnessed followed by rocks of

ode to a migraine

I woke to rain today. The cool air chased away yesterday’s heat, when a coloniser’s finger removed the pin from the safety clip of the grenade that lived inside my head. An explosion no one witnessed followed by rocks of

low season

the tourist fucked her through the low season then skipped out on love and rent. © listentothebabe

low season

the tourist fucked her through the low season then skipped out on love and rent. © listentothebabe

soi scene at 9 am

Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand 1. a farang flags down a motorbike taxi in a good shirt, blue, and linen trousers that will not survive the city’s grit. 2. an eighty year old Thai lady crawls by on her walker, defying death,

soi scene at 9 am

Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand 1. a farang flags down a motorbike taxi in a good shirt, blue, and linen trousers that will not survive the city’s grit. 2. an eighty year old Thai lady crawls by on her walker, defying death,

running with lions

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam dusk on Saturday, ran down Nguyen Hue squeezed in by death metal lions, cacophony of roaring engines still my monkey mind. © listentothebabe

running with lions

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam dusk on Saturday, ran down Nguyen Hue squeezed in by death metal lions, cacophony of roaring engines still my monkey mind. © listentothebabe

monsoon

the monsoon curtain fell– a reprieve from summer. been trapped in its kitchen for 90 days. thais say it’s the worst in a decade. my OCD landlady makes repairs before the rains drown us hammering, drilling nonstop feel it ricochet

monsoon

the monsoon curtain fell– a reprieve from summer. been trapped in its kitchen for 90 days. thais say it’s the worst in a decade. my OCD landlady makes repairs before the rains drown us hammering, drilling nonstop feel it ricochet

ayutthaya

Ayutthaya, Thailand History reminds me that my life is small and insignificant.

ayutthaya

Ayutthaya, Thailand History reminds me that my life is small and insignificant.

koh mak: my last day

Koh Mak, Thailand New Year puts me on edge. But it’s an edgy kind of edge, an edge with a rust-blade and delirium. I look back on 2014 and I’m fucking glad that that’s been burnt to a crisp. I

koh mak: my last day

Koh Mak, Thailand New Year puts me on edge. But it’s an edgy kind of edge, an edge with a rust-blade and delirium. I look back on 2014 and I’m fucking glad that that’s been burnt to a crisp. I

koh mak: day six

Koh Mak, Thailand Today I felt the softening. It takes a few days to unkink when you’re on holiday. You hang onto stress that’s accrued over the year like a coat in a party where you don’t know anyone and coat in

koh mak: day six

Koh Mak, Thailand Today I felt the softening. It takes a few days to unkink when you’re on holiday. You hang onto stress that’s accrued over the year like a coat in a party where you don’t know anyone and coat in

koh mak: day five

Koh Mak, Thailand Yesterday at dusk a bloke asked if he could buy me a drink, I said yes, a gin and tonic please, and while we waited for our drinks to arrive, he asked what they always ask, so what do you

koh mak: day five

Koh Mak, Thailand Yesterday at dusk a bloke asked if he could buy me a drink, I said yes, a gin and tonic please, and while we waited for our drinks to arrive, he asked what they always ask, so what do you

koh mak: day four

Koh Mak, Thailand Back from breakfast I met two monks on the road, walking barefoot, talking, unaware unconcerned undiminished by the heat pounding down on our heads. I stopped because I love monks. I love their shaved heads, their robes that crash

koh mak: day four

Koh Mak, Thailand Back from breakfast I met two monks on the road, walking barefoot, talking, unaware unconcerned undiminished by the heat pounding down on our heads. I stopped because I love monks. I love their shaved heads, their robes that crash

koh mak: day three

Koh Mak, Thailand I rented a moped from a French lady with long grey hair next door, but before I rode off in search of breakfast I asked a fellow tourist oh so politely if he could take my picture. To show you that I

koh mak: day three

Koh Mak, Thailand I rented a moped from a French lady with long grey hair next door, but before I rode off in search of breakfast I asked a fellow tourist oh so politely if he could take my picture. To show you that I

koh mak: day two

Koh Mak, Thailand I woke up feeling out of sorts, the sort of out of sorts you feel when you wake up in a strange place. This usually passes but not when you realise that it is the case. You are

koh mak: day two

Koh Mak, Thailand I woke up feeling out of sorts, the sort of out of sorts you feel when you wake up in a strange place. This usually passes but not when you realise that it is the case. You are