So you’ve purchased your 1 month visa, followed a bunch of Instagram accounts broadcasting the awesome places you’ve bookmarked into seeing in Vietnam, and now you have to make the ultimate decision: North to South? South to North? I personally chose North to South (no particular reasoning behind it, just made sense in my head!)Continue Reading A Backpacker’s Guide to Squeezing Vietnam into a 1 Month Itinerary
I plead Guilty. I know. I hold my hands and will admit that I have sucked at keeping up with this blog. I have every intentions but life here in Thailand has been more than hectic. However, my situation has now changed and I now have time to give to this little venture of mineContinue Reading Teaching in a Thai Government School
My senses are at an overloaded peak. Excited music consumes my ears. I smell fire, salt and the odd cigarette blown in my face. I touch sand, palm trees and the occasional sweaty body by accident. I taste a good trusty Thailand alcohol bucket full of wonderful shots that I can’t pronounce the name of.Continue Reading New Year on Koh Tao Island, Thailand.
Whovillan: A person who LOVES Christmas and prepares for it months before it arrives. Someone who counts down to Christmas from the day after it ends. <opposite of: GRINCH> My hands are up. My guard is down. I confess. I am a ‘whovillan’. It doesn’t sound very Christmas-y but apparently that’s my label for lovingContinue Reading Spending Christmas in Thailand
A Submersion into Thai Culture in Bangkok: The King’s Ceremony at The Grand Palace The love the Thai’s have for their King is immense. As you probably know by now, King Bhumibol passed away in October 2016. Since then, mourning has been in session for Thailand. I was instructed only to wear black and/or neutralContinue Reading A Submersion into Thai Culture in Bangkok: The King’s Ceremony at The Grand Palace
My First Week of ESL Teaching in Thailand: A Test of Emotion, Patience & Resilience “You’re off to teach in Krabi!” – I’m sorry, WHAT?! Can you repeat that? I couldn’t hear you over the noise my ass made as it hit the floor! I was completely bowled over. Could this get any better?!? IContinue Reading My First Week of ESL Teaching in Thailand: A Test of Emotion, Patience & Resilience
THE TRAVEL DILEMMA: ALONE OR AGENCY? To be a teacher in Thailand, you have two choices. To do it alone, or do it through an agency. I was very close to going it alone as I had heard bad reviews about some agencies taking your money, being unsupportive and not preparing you for the changesContinue Reading The Work/Travel Dilemma: Alone or Agency?
Facing Fears, Rock Slides & Mountain Cats in Zion National Park. Monument Valley, Arizona → Zion National Park, Utah: 3hours 44mins – 226miles. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you go to a place you’ve never been before. It’s a different kind of excitement. An anticipation. Not knowing what to expect or whatContinue Reading Facing Fears, Rock Slides & Mountain Cats in Zion National Park.
Grand Canyon, Arizona → Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah: 3hrs 4mins – 177miles After driving for 3 hours on empty stomachs (we grazed on a cold cut sandwich and a protein bar each during our G.C hike) from the Grand Canyon, we decided to stop at Burger King to replace the calories and set up camp atContinue Reading Embracing Spirits & Thunderstorms in Monument Valley
Phoenix, Arizona → Grand Canyon, Arizona: 3hr 25mins. 228miles. We arrived into the Grand Canyon Village around 10pm and bought a Annual National Park Pass which is $80 and allows entry into all National Parks in America for the year. Worked out much cheaper for us all to pay $20 than to purchase single entries whichContinue Reading Hiking through Grand Canyon Thunderstorms