In April last year I climbed Gunung Agung and just a year later it is fated to erupt. God I hope she stays quiet, I hope her people heed the warning and stay safe so that no one looses their lives. A lot of people who travel to Bali don’t really understand how different it …Continue reading "May Agung Stay Quiet and Her People be Safe"
So it’s coming into summer here in New Zealand pretty soon and instead of having a bed I am sitting here writing this from a Burger King in downtown Auckland, A city I have learned to dislike a ton. Auckland Council has Bylaw no. 20, for Public Places 2008 which prohibits rough sleeping in public …Continue reading "No Roof in Auckland"
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’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"
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"
There are so many people who have made the last few years worth while and where do I start but with the people I first met that have taught me about kindness and self-worth, that have been an ear when before I had none. Who have shown me that our value isn’t defined by what …Continue reading "Thank you for the Moments"
So how much do you spend where you are on vacation? For most people it is in well excess of what you spend outside of your normal daily life because its you damn vacation. In North America where the average person gets 2 weeks a year it is where a lot of money is saved …Continue reading "Don’t Break the Travel Budget"