Here I am sitting in a friend’s place writing while just at the start of living in New Zealand for the next few months to the next 2 years.Continue reading "Visiting Tauranga – Looks like a great place in the Summer"
There is a romance to the island of Bali, it’s unique in Indonesia as it retains it’s Hindu religious roots while islam spread across the archipelago. No matter how much tourism has changed the island her people remain as opening as they ever were. It is an island of Gods, volcanoes and water where you …Continue reading "Bali A Land of Spirits, Waves and the Arts"
I arrived in New Zealand from Kuala Lumpur and it felt in some ways like going back to Toronto with their Sky Tower looming over the city below. I knew it would be an expensive place to try to live and it was even more expensive than I thought coming from Asia where I was …Continue reading "Figuring out Auckland and getting it all Sorted"
I often find it easy to write online because nobody cares, no one will read what I have to write besides a handful of people that will click on the links that I post. With that there is no expectation or chance that I will matter.Continue reading "The unheard voice and a promise"
I was not born when Muhammad Ali was at the height of his career. I think I was just 2 months old before his last fight. So all I knew about him was what my dad told me about him. How he had fought the greats of his era and won. I remember hearing about …Continue reading "Muhammad Ali Transcends because we Remember"
I’ve never been a risk taker in life, the one to go out to the edge and jump. That’s never been who I was and in my travels I’ve always stuck to the familiar because it is easy, it’s comfortable. One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was just go travel to a random place and see what happens and have the confidence in myself and the sincerity of people that things will turn out alright.Continue reading "How Wandering Gave me a Reason to Believe Again"
Going back to when I first started traveling I never thought I would be doing any sort of martial arts. I thought I would travel the world, see the sights and meet people both locals and other travelers alike. I’ve done all that and a simple remark from a new friend changed everything.Continue reading "One Month to More than A Year of Muay Thai"
I first arrived in Pai in the summer of 2014 after having spent awhile in Taiwan. My friend Mike who I sparred with every now and then told me that I should try muay thai. So on a whim I decided to spend a month or two back in Thailand and thought the north would …Continue reading "A month of Muay Thai in Pai"
In the hills of Northern Thailand you can find Pai, situated in a valley that’s 762 turns from Chiang Mai this small stop on the maehong son loop this area is full of personality and beauty.Continue reading "Getting to Pai via 762 Turns"
From the summit of Gunung Agung we meet the sun’s rise with our own just before it breaks through the layers layer of clouds we see Rinjani in the distance looking not so far away and as the next peak to summit for the explorer in each of us that wants to keep on going …Continue reading "Rising to meet the Sun and the Summit of Gunung Agung"