Rebecca Grant's Blogs

  • Traveling Through Time in Thailand

    There are moments when I’m on my bike, cycling on half-dirt, half-paved roads past farms and homes and temples, that eight years seem to have vanished. It’s like time, which put on a show of being linear, suddenly revealed itself to be a loop and I’m back where I started, wondering if I’ve gone anywhere at all. From 2009 to 2011, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. I lived in a small rice farming village in the center of the country and rode my bike everywhere, attracting stares as the only farang. Now I’m back in Thailand for the first time since I finished my Peace Corps service, here as a journalist with IRP to report on reproductive health along the Thai-Myanmar border. The focus of my project is the Mae Tao Clinic, which...

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