Destination: Paris I’m hopping the pond back to Europa in two days. I’ll be an unofficial guide for my parents… Read more 48 Hours to France
When I was first moving, I was going through customs and of course they ask you where your final destination is and when I said Pakistan they looked at me and said, “Why would you ever want to go there?”
“Get me out of this city. Get me out of this country.”
Don’t get me wrong, I like paved roads, public libraries, access to education and infrastructure. I also acknowledge that such luxuries are a direct result of governance and taxation. But sometimes Canadian legislation is a bit uptight in the Fun Department.
Did you know that while Canadians are world renown for politeness, there is an impression among some that we are a little dumb? Truth. I’ve hear this circulating a few times now.
It’s almost as if when you flashpack, backpack or travel for an extended period of time, you have a license to be the Anti-Tourist. There’s no pressure to run around like mad and see all of the necessary attractions. In my opinion, this is part of the reason that we were cavelier about some of the sights we missed.
In Chiang Mai I thought it quintessential to drink from a coconut.
I’m revisiting my Bucket List and this year has witnessed five items struck down.
I have an admission to make. Last weekend I went to America for the first time in my life.
These are a few of my favourite things!
The last time I posted about Bangkok I was not a happy glamper.
So it turns out that Cat Ba Island in summer is the premier holiday destination of the north Vietnamese.
We needed to get out of Hanoi and into Halong, there was simply not enough going on in the city to appease us.
Of course the roads are super bumpy and general discomfort creates an environment that not even two Diazapem can remedy.… Read more Darling Hoi An
He then mentioned how his family had seen a girl defecating near the beach after dark… Nha Trang, beach side… Read more Nha Trang
After stores close the owners place small plastic chairs on the sidewalks and sell Beer Saigon for 10,000VND ($0.50), the cheapest… Read more Saigon
Returning to the Cambodian mainland, we spent our final days in Sihanoukville with Steve and Angela before they jetted off to India. We decided to stay on Occidental Beach rather than Serendipity. Unbeknown to us at the time, is that they are the same beach
GTO was championing Koh Rong as a travel destination and I also had it on good account from another friend… Read more Playing Survivor on Koh Rong
Before I knew it he was spitting venom at us, cursing us out, calling me a C-U-Next-Tuesday.
…there was a guy on the dance floor and his ‘signature’ move was screaming. Literally. He would (during a song)… Read more Playing in the Penh
If Vang Vieng has infamous tubing tank tops and Thailand mass produces ‘Same Same But Different,’ why isn’t Cambodia pumping… Read more Play Penh
…traffic flowing head on will have zero qualms about making a left hand turn a metre in front of you.… Read more What the Battambang?!
Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Its significant fluctuation in water levels yields a large… Read more Tonle Sap Fishing Village
Siem Reap is a dream. There’s a fantastic boutique culture where you’ll find trendy women’s fashion, hand fashioned silver jewellery, vintage clothing and… Read more Siem Reap: Shopping & Eating Paradise
After making empty promises to every tuk-tuk driver in Siem Reap we ended up renting an air conditioned minibus with… Read more Homage to Angkor
It’s basically free.
Feed the fish your dead skin? Why are we paying to feed your fish? I just can’t get on board… Read more Asia: What Is With Fish Spas?
Oops! We loved Siem Reap and so we stayed a week! And it took us five days before we could… Read more One Week in Siem Reap
It is the kind of place you roll into and hope that this is where some locals are getting off.… Read more Arrival in Cambodia
AND there was a very drunk (or senile) old Lao lady on the bus that even made the bus driver… Read more Vientiane, Laos PDR
It’s a lot of fun, it’s a lot of pain and it’s a trap. Ah, Vang Vieng. Backpacker holy grail.… Read more VVV: Viva Vang Vieng
There’s really only one way to get to Vang Vieng from Luang Prabang. It’s a stunning trip through the mountains of central Laos. As beautiful as it is, it is equally terrifying…and a few other things.
…Luang Prabang, in reflection, justified my travel time invested in Laos. It is such a shame that Luang Prabang is… Read more Luang Prabang
Snake whiskey. Equal parts 5 year old snakes and scorpions in a ten litre jar and Lao Whiskey. Lao Whiskey,… Read more A Brief Introduction to Laos
This temple was both gorgeous and wacky. Enjoy the album!
Okay, a motorbike trip to Pai, sure to be a highlight of the trip. One obstacle: I have never driven… Read more How I Nearly Killed Greg’s Dream
I’m writing this in retrospect and it is a real challenge to my memory! I should be more dedicated to… Read more Chiang Mai
Greg and I’s favorite temple in SEA. Enjoy this album!
G and I have the same fearful vision in our heads: we get on these bikes, are taken for a… Read more Lady Gaga, Bangkok Style
There is an infestation in Koh Tao. I don’t know how it can best be treated, or if it is… Read more Koh Tao: Turtle Island
Well, if indeed my apres-burn lotion is manufactured by Samui Sun. Did I just give good money to these folks… Read more Convinced I Was Had
‘Here is only 280 baht.’ Well thank you Mrs. Clinic Lady for informing me that I had been grossly overcharged… Read more Did I Just Buy Knock Off Sun Block?
Upon arrival we were informed that no liquor would be sold until midnight following tomorrow’s election. We tried to make… Read more Lazy Days on Koh Phangan
Beijing is an entirely different world. Old China and a political capital, the city is wound a bit tighter than… Read more Reflection: Beijing
To complete my knowledge I still need to learn to braid my bangs, lest they become unruly or excessively sweaty… Read more T-Minus: 2 Months
I suspect that you realize by now that between travels, this blog is largely dormant. After a year… Read more Hiatus
On German soil history was tangible to me. In Berlin it I could taste it.
On multiple occasions I’ve seen couples (of all ages) cycling next to one another, holding hands. 1. I would never… Read more Hand-Holding Cyclists
Oooh the convenience of Europe. It was Tuesday and we thought, “Amsterdam, Friday? ROADTRIP”
I can still remember the exact moment I saw the tower for the first time and the sweeping sensation being romanced by Paris. I swear at this exact moment one can hear Edith Piaf singing ‘La Vie en Rose.’
I was too exhausted to even try to order food in German and just sat at a table and tried… Read more My Apologies!
Hi All! Thanks for stopping by and visiting so often 🙂 I had 31 views on May 18th! Wowsa! You… Read more Stats
If I told you that I had intended on an hour long Wog (Jog with intermittent walking) I would be lying.
There isn’t a lot to report on at the moment.
…I mean packaging…portions. Within the first few days of commencing my au pair duties here in Germany, I went grocery… Read more Package Sizes
Contrary to popular opinion, I had a delightful evening, yet uneventful, evening working on my coursework.
Alright, quick update. This week has largely been uneventful and the weather quite grey (but at least not wet). I’m… Read more This & That/Dis & Das
It’s beyond my understanding as to why the house I’m living in, here in Germany, does not have exterior door… Read more Door Knobs
When every lock has a skeleton key. Classic scenario: You’ve been drinking and you get stuck in the bathroom. You fiddle… Read more You Know You’re Abroad When:
Part of fully integrating into foreign cultures is obtaining a social life. This could be the single greatest fear of… Read more Dirdls & Steins
11:11pm (aka: 23:11)* *I.e. later than I should have gone to bed already Introductions are overrated and in the best… Read more Late Night Inspiration
Journaling is a little archaic for my liking. Thus, my blog is born.