Aaron Goccia's Archive

Pageantry on a Perilous Border

By / December 2014

Every day at the Wagah Border, Indian and Pakistani troops make old tensions new.


A Festival for Giants

By / September 2014

The story behind this Thai festival, passed down orally for generations, tells of a giant couple with an insatiable appetite for human flesh.


In Thailand, a Reliquary in the Trees

By / June 2014

A dispatch from Wat Umong, a Buddhist holy site outside of Chiang Mai: “Over time,” writes Aaron Goccia, “monks and locals began to deposit busts of the Buddha, effigies of the kings, broken dragons.”


The Birds of Betong

By / February 2014

“Betong,” writes Aaron Goccia, “is a sleepy little town in southern Thailand, less than 10 minutes from the Malaysian border. Come winter, flights of noisy swallows descend upon the town.”


The View from Kuala Lumpur

By / September 2013

In the summer, writes Aaron Goccia, the beauty and diversity of Malaysia’s capital city persists, despite the heat and the smoke and the ceaseless clamor of cranes


Flying Lanterns, Floating Crowns

By / August 2013

Pictures from Thailand’s most enchanting festivals

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