Cambodia – The Start of the Journey through Battambang

Cambodia is a country of richies and pain, a culture who more than a generation after the Khmer Rouge, the killing fields and Pol Pot Cambodia is still a country of vast contradictions.  I didn’t spend a lot of time in Cambodia and only saw brief glimpses into its tortured soul but what I found …

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Seeking Change in the shadow of Cambodia

Its hard to take in an entire region like Southeast Asia ans not fewl like your going to miss something. I knew it was time to leave Thailand, I has some amazing times, lazy times, drunk ones ans scary ones. The past 6 weeks have been an experience that I can’t foeget but it was …

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The Nickle, Dime and the Rip-off

I’ll be honest I’ve been had several times since I came to Thailand. A lot of times it was my own fault or I was just to tired to care but at some point I had enough with being a human ATM and I would go an extra step to avoid paying for going to …

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The Tip of the Diabetic Blade and Why I Travel with it at my Throat

I knew I needed to get out of my daily grind 2 years ago because I was going nowhere and needed to face what diabetes stopped me from doing. I was way too comfortable and wasn’t getting anything done, being diabetic was always a challenge and I felt it was time to take control. I …

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The Plus and Minus of the Tourist Trap

Arriving in Bangkok more than a month ago I didn’t know what to expect, travel was and still is very new to me in a lot of instances. There is a path that travelers trek on through Thailand, that goes either north or south, to the quiet beauty of the mountains to the sun and …

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A Future Felt but not Seen

Each of us has challenges to face and the most difficult ones are those we create for ourselves. How do you break free of your own conditioning to remake not just what you do but how you think and react to the world. It’s hard because it is simple, the simple things engrain themselves in …

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Day 3, 4 and 5- A Dive Fail, Still Need Work to Finally

How do 4 dives prepare you for diving? They face you the basics, a heavy information dump through the PADI scuba diving program and 4 dives before you can get certified as an open water diver. let’s just say I needed a few more dives o get comfortable with BWRAR, all the different processes and …

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Day 2 Diving – I need to learn how to swim

So today we had to so some classroom work and 2 dives but before we went for the dive we had to do the swim test. This is what I was dreading cause I’m landlocked and can barely swim. I wanted to just go out and do it but what I really needed to do …

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Wake up call on Kho Tao – Let’s Dive

So here I am, on the island of Kho Tao and I’m doing what everyone that comes here to do, dive and I am not even much of a swimmer. I have no laptop, so this post is slowing being done via my ancient iPhone 3GS. Will get a new one at some point just …

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It all Started with Beer Pong…

Last Wednesday was a great day, I got a chance to ride a scooter and go up a mountain in Chiang Mai. The evening started out great and then it became a shit show after we went to a bar and my bag was lost or stolen, it also happened to be the bag that happened to have my documents and a computer. Why the hell would I carry my laptop up a mountain, I was an idiot but because I didn’t have a place to lock it up at the hostel, they had locks for some lockers but thought carrying it would be OK and I felt more in control that way.

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