The New Normal

Since leaving Thailand, for my new home in Morocco, I have had to change the way I approach traveling and life. After traveling Asia for five years, I thought I knew how to travel and what to expect while traveling. The lessons and knowledge necessary to succeed and thrive in Asia do not always transfer…

An Ode to Bangkok

It has been five years since the I first moved to Bangkok. Over the years Bangkok has changed almost as much as I have. When I first arrived I knew no Thai, and I ate Khao Pak Gai everyday from six months because it was the only dish I knew. This did not stop me…

Thai Flood Bangkok

The fear of the Flood has gone through several stages over the last month or so. 1. At first everyone believed that Bangkok was safe from flooding. So Bangkokians continued with their lives.The biggest news in Bangkok at this time wasn’t when or where the flood will hit, but the opening of Terminal 21. Everyone was going…

Thai Flood 2011

Before you plan your dream vacation to Thailand, you should consider a few things. The current flood situation has affect 2/3 of the country for the last couple of months, and is slowly surrounding Bangkok, each day inching ever closer. The flood has left thousands without homes or stranded inside of the flood zones. It…

Mystical Brunei

Too often Malaysia, Thailand, and the other titans of tourism in southeast Asia steal all of the attention and money of tourists and gap yearers, but right in the middle of the banana pancake trail is Brunei. A micro state made rich from its oil deposits. This means they don’t have to cut down their…

Thailand vs Malaysia (which is better)

After visiting Malaysia numerous times, and living in Thailand for four years. I have often wondered why more people love Thailand than they love Malaysia. If you wanted to sum up the two countries it would go like this. Thailand the hot younger sister that likes to take off her clothes and party, while Malaysia is…