So you’re bumming around Cambodia and happen to piss off the wrong person—word gets around that a hail of bullets may be in your future. Do you: Call the cops? Nope. Invest in a Kevlar wardrobe? Nah. Make a beeline for the nearest tattoo parlor? Bingo! Traditional tattooing in Cambodia is commonly believed to hold … Continue reading 5 Weirdest Superstitions Encountered Abroad
Chiang Mai is a city brimming with adventure. On the outskirts of town you can ride elephants, pet tigers, or go zip lining, while in the city you can take in historical landmarks deeply sewn with Buddhist culture, sample the cuisine, or even get a Thai massage from a prison inmate (how many of your … Continue reading #TRAVEL: Thailand – The Charm of Chiang Mai!
A visit to Kyoto has been on my to-do list for well over a decade now, so when I finally had the opportunity to go in 2015, I was absolutely thrilled. Admittedly, my first impression of Kyoto was far from ideal: my hostel was located along a six-lane highway with a marvelous view of concrete … Continue reading #TRAVEL – JAPAN: Uncovering Kyoto
In 2014, an old man selling books on the side of the road in Bangkok tried pitching me a tattered guide to Laos by telling me of his time spent working in Luang Prabang. Intrigued by the notion of a city reputed to have greater rustic appeal than much of the Asian countryside, I found … Continue reading #TRAVEL – Laos: Alluring Luang Prabang
23/11/2014- I left South East Asia after almost 18 months of teaching in Thailand, and travelling around its neighboring countries. I did a lot; I saw a lot. If you get the chance, just do it! My main tip to people who are thinking about moving to Thailand and teaching is not to believe a … Continue reading Teaching in Thailand: Part 5 – All Good Things Come to an End
April 2014. "I've been in Thailand a year. WOW, that went quick." An overwhelming sense of accomplishment is gladly welcomed after you finish something after a long period of time. If you enjoyed that something, it's combined with a great sense of sadness too. I'm not going to continue this with the monsoon of clichés … Continue reading Teaching in Thailand: Part 3 – Reflection, one year on.
In March 2014, I travelled around some of the South East Asian hotspot, Malaysia, just days after Malaysian Airways flight MH370 went missing. Malaysia has a worthy blend of city, jungle and beach paradise. During the trip, I spent most of my time in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, and the underdeveloped Prehentian Islands. The concrete … Continue reading #TRAVEL – Malaysia: Beaches, Skyscrapers and High Taxed Alcohol!