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In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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Thailand travel 4. Kamala Market cooks in a swirl of pink flounces

July 31, 2016 – 11:05 pm
With the Kamala market cook.

A walkabout in the village and down a side street brings me to a food market. It’s hot. Humid. The market is buzzing. Veggies, fish, meat, cakes. People frying stuff. Grilling stuff. And Markets are always places to be trigger-finger happy with a camera, aren’t they?

Thailand travel 3. Touchdown Phuket and cab to Kamala

July 31, 2016 – 1:00 pm
Clinking glasses in Kamala

Travel writer, boomer and solo traveler Wanda Hennig explores Thailand and Laos starting in Kamala on Phuket island.

Thailand travel 2. Spin-the-bottle and true confessions

July 30, 2016 – 7:48 am

Travel writer, boomer and solo traveler Wanda Hennig recently spent a month journeying with a backpack and camera through Thailand and Laos. She blogs about it here.

Thailand travel 1. Solo and on a whim

July 29, 2016 – 8:02 am
With Chef Nittaya Wattanaya or Nit at Suay in Phuket City.

Travel writer, boomer and solo traveler Wanda Hennig recently spent a month journeying with a backpack and camera through Thailand and Laos. She blogs about it here.

Rapping about Portuguese blues

July 12, 2016 – 4:42 am
A poster advertising fado.

There are loads of fado spots for tourists in Lisbon, not surprisingly given that it is called “the purest expression of Lisbon’s soul” and that it is “inseparable from the culture and tradition of the Portuguese capital” — and that fado, born in Portugal’s Mouraria neighborhood, was classified as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by Unesco in November 2011. But I didn’t, you may understand, want tourist fado. I wanted a small taverna crammed with local fado lovers listening to the haunting musical angst of voice and guitar, a good bottle of Portuguese wine and food made by some mama in the kitchen.