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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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

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Flying Lanterns, Floating Crowns

By / August 2013

Pictures from Thailand’s most enchanting festivals

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