Getting ready to toss yee sang aka yu sheng. (Photo from Flickr by C.K. Koay)

Forget Pike Place, there’s a better reason to toss fish this Lunar New Year

Yee sang, a Chinese/Southeast Asian dish assembled through a high-flying Lunar New Year "prosperity toss" proves surprisingly hard to find in Seattle.
Jan 28, 2017

Anti-blackness: a world problem we are all connected to

What do beauty products in Burma have in common with rampant police brutality in the U.S. and world history? Anti-blackness.
Jul 26, 2016
Dancers in traditional costumes at a New Year's parade in Laos. (Photo by Darren Donahue)

Seattle’s Lao refugees reconnect with their homeland

Most Americans born after the Vietnam War know little about the country of Laos, much less about the U.S.’s contentious role in its history. But in Seattle, host to one of the largest Lao communities in the United States, Laotian culture and history are a vital part of our city. Pom Khampradith, Director of the […]
Mar 26, 2014

Travelers’ tips for interacting with kids in the developing world

Meeting local children is often a memorable part of a visit to the developing world. But the line between helping and hurting can be tricky to navigate.
Mar 21, 2013

Why we travel: Finding the feeling of home in Cambodia

Join the Seattle Globalist tonight at Black Coffee Co-Op for a slideshow and stories of travel in Southeast Asia. Details here.
Feb 27, 2013

Vancouver native delivers soy milk for Myanmar’s malnourished

It almost sounds too good to be true. In remote areas of Myanmar, a portable soy milk machine that runs without electricity, is cheap and delivers life-saving proteins and vitamins to malnourished orphans. One family from Vancouver has made it their life’s work to keep the milk flowing. 
Dec 3, 2012

Burmese reforms haven’t stemmed flow of refugees to Washington

President Obama is on his way to Burma (aka Myanmar) on Monday for a six hour visit that will be the first by any sitting US president in history. According to Reuters, in advance of the visit the Burmese government plans to release some 452 prisoners, some of them political prisoners who will be granted […]
Nov 17, 2012