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 »

Tips on how to leave from Kathmandu airport

Published in: Nepal | September 17th, 2014
Looking out an airplane window at Kathmandu_resize_resize

Surely it’s not that hard to leave Nepal? If you read my article/help guide on how to survive arriving into Kathmandu airport and did indeed survive you might think leaving would be easy. I don’t blame you. So did I. More than once. The answer is of course it’s a lot harder to fly out… Continue reading more »

How Patan got its name Lalitpur “The Beautiful City”

Published in: Nepal | September 3rd, 2014
Patan "Lalitpur" Durbar Square during sunset, Nepal

Patan is one of Kathmandu valleys greatest and oldest cities to visit. It’s also known as Lalitpur which translated means “Beautiful city” – there’s a good reason for this. Patan is a city filled with artisans, craftsmen and designers. It’s with this in mind that we can enjoy uncovering one of Patan’s oldest enigmas. A… Continue reading more »