Destination: Koh Samui, Thailand

As I was thinking about where to write about next, I couldn't go past one of my favourite countries to date, a country that I have visited many times for one reason or another. Living half my life in Australia meant countries like Thailand were on our door step, readily accessible for the next intrepid … Continue reading Destination: Koh Samui, Thailand

Trip wrap up – Belize and Guatemala

I thought I'd do a little wrap up from the recent trip to Belize and Guatemala. This was only a 3 week trip, dividing my time almost equally between both countries, in only a few towns total. This is an extremely short trip as far as most down this side of the American continent are … Continue reading Trip wrap up – Belize and Guatemala

Guatemala Diaries – Day 7

I didn't actually need the alarm to wake up at 4:30 this morning. I've always had an uncanny (and irritating) habit of waking up just before my alarm when I have to catch a bus/taxi/plane in the morning. Further to that, I will also wake up at regular intervals throughout the entire night and my … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 7

Destination: A Day Trip – Kyoto, Japan

If you haven't read it already, I'm here to tell you I'm in love with Japan. I've been fortunate enough to be able to make a trip to the land of the Rising Sun each year for around a decade now. Take a look at a previous trip below for more insight into this incredible … Continue reading Destination: A Day Trip – Kyoto, Japan

The #1 Travel Companion: The Mighty Pen and Paper

Also the most underrated. Apart from the necessities, like passports, travel documents and some form of luggage to carry your few belongings, I believe there is no better travel companion than a trusty pen and (relatively) sturdy notebook. No better! If we broke it down again, I would give the gold medal to the pen, … Continue reading The #1 Travel Companion: The Mighty Pen and Paper

How 2 weeks turned into 2 years – Part 5

So, relationship mode engaged. I still had my job in resources that required me to fly to work for 3 weeks every month. Due to the nature of the project I was working on (and the industry as a whole), my contract could be up at any time. An attitude I had assumed from the very beginning of my contract was an acceptance that any given month could be my last one. As it happened, I continually had my contract extended and renewed with other companies working on the same site. Apparently I had the right attitude.

How 2 weeks turned into 2 years – Part 3

If you're just tuning in to this love story, welcome! Check out Part 1 & Part 2 to get yourself up to speed. OK, now that you're with us, the journey continues below ...   So while I mourn the loss of some toe nails and marvel at the hideously blackened ones that tenaciously hang … Continue reading How 2 weeks turned into 2 years – Part 3