March 15th, 2009

I have a story in today’s New York Times about traveling the Cambodian coast on the Gulf of Thailand. Other than the temples of Angkor Wat–which are staggeringly, curl-up-and-die-calibre amazing–my two favorite parts of the trip (as I write in the piece) both involved tiny bubbles. We bought tablets of effervescent codeine at a pharmacy one day, soon rendering us giddy field mice; one night we swam in phosphorescent plankton in the Gulf of Thailand. Air pockets on parade!