What is the definition of home? (2014 edition)

Published in: How to live overseas |
house in romania

Defining “home” This is not an easy thing to write. By its very subjective and relative nature such a definition cannot be captured in one short article. A book might do it. But I would imagine it would equally be condemned by the majority of its readership for being one-sided or at the very least for unbalanced impartial… Continue reading more »

Wat Jetlin (Chedlin) in Chiang Mai

Published in: Thailand | November 26th, 2014
Wat Jetlin or Chedlin in Chiang Mai Thailand

My favorite Wat in Chiang Mai is Wat Jetlin There’s rarely a buddhist temple in Thailand that doesn’t have more than one name. Wat Jetlin is also known as Wat Jet Lin, Wat Chedlin and Wat Nong Chalin. I’m going to call it by the name outside the main gates: Wat Jetlin. Located on Prapokkloa Road the… Continue reading more »

Thai Food: Tom Yam Soup

Published in: Thai food | November 19th, 2014
Tom Yam Soup with Prawns from Thailand

Tom Yam or Tom Yum? Either way it’s very tasty No visit to Thailand should be marked complete without tasting some Tom yum soup. I’m not a great fan of Thai food and I’m soup lover at all. But credit where credit is due Tom Yum soup is one of the most delicious soups in… Continue reading more »

Looking for something different to do in north Thailand

Published in: Thailand, Travel Journals | November 12th, 2014
Bangkok Roads

Destination choices for the north of Thailand Between travel visas and economics I find myself once taking a stride into Thailand. It’s become quite the place to stop over. My initial thoughts were to veer south to Malaysia and perhaps take a saunter into Thailand’s southern beaches. The only angst with this is my own… Continue reading more »

Having Surgery in Asia: my experience

Published in: How to live overseas, Long-term travel, Travel Journals | November 5th, 2014
Chiang Mai Ram hospital in Thailand

The longest way to surgery in Asia Long term readers who subscribe to my newsletter might remember a few years back I wrote a very personal newsletter about experiencing colon pain and having a colonoscopy in South East Asia. It was a smorgasbord of misdiagnoses, the unknown, impending death and getting the all clear. For… Continue reading more »

Blizzard Kills Trekkers on the Annapurna Trek in Nepal: updated

Published in: Nepal | October 16th, 2014
Thorong La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit Nepal

Trekkers die on the way down from Thorong La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit The past 24 hours has had tragic news coming out of Nepal. 20 30 39 trekkers have so far been reported dead in an unexpected blizzard that hit the popular Annapurna mountain range on Tuesday. I’ve been in constant with people I know… Continue reading more »

Is it safe to travel to The Philippines?

Published in: Philippines | October 13th, 2014
Sunset in The Philippines

News of murders and kidnappings puts people off visiting the Philippines As someone who has spent a lot of time in The Philippines I feel it’s important that readers here know of recent events on the island nation. The vicious murders of two tourists in Thailand in September has put a lot of focus on both the… Continue reading more »

How to use a food court in Thailand

Published in: Thailand | October 1st, 2014
MBK Food Court

Is a Thai food court your best option to first experience Thai food? You arrive into Thailand full of excitement at the multitude of wonders it holds. From dazzling temples to world renown shopping centers Bangkok it seems to have it all. What’s more Thailand has a great reputation for food that you can’t wait… Continue reading more »