A Serious Discussion About Ladyboys in SE Asia

I was in a bar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, eavesdropping on a conversation between two Irish expats. We were at outside tables on a humid, dirty street packed with parked mopeds just off the main road. Scruffy tuk-tuk drivers lazed in their vehicles keeping one eye open for tourists. “So, have you admitted you’re gay…

“The Most Vibrating Shop”

I was wandering aimlessly along Amsterdam’s canals, snapping a few photos of the cute bridges and the rows of patchwork houses, when I noticed a shop sign that proudly announced it was “The Most Vibrating Shop”. It was a sign full of intrigue; my curiosity was piqued. What vibrates? Phones? Electric toothbrushes? Bombs? I stopped,…