Since I started working as an Entertainment Manager at Pak Up Hostel in Krabi town, I meet so many backpackers and travelers that just pass through this province and Krabi is just a stop-over for their next destination. When I ask them if they plan on staying in Krabi to explore, the common answer isContinue Reading My Top 10 Must-See’s In Krabi, Thailand
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.
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
So after working at Lake Greeley Summer Camp in Pennsylvania for 10 weeks, it was only right that we rewarded ourselves with an epic road-trip across the beautiful states! I’ve visited these states once before but there’s something about this place that draws me back time and time again and I’m still mesmerised and captivatedContinue Reading Phoenix, Arizona: From Car Slumming to a Luxury Villa Visit
“Oh Sami…” Aah them oh so familiar words that come out of my Camp Director’s mouth when I’ve done something stupid/crazy. But I didn’t expect to hear them in the minivan 5 minutes into my journey from the Lords Valley bus terminal to Lake Greeley Camp… In the bathroom on the bus, I heard theContinue Reading My Second Year At LGC – USA Summer Camp