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rainy Bocas del Toro

rainy Bocas del Toro

Posted from Bocas del Toro Province, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama. Bocas, oh Bocas. Why oh why did you rain on me Bocas? Really. It was a bit much. The surge in Bocas del Toro was unusually high. A system was moving through that created bigger than normal waves, so a few surfers from […]

Koh Tao diving

Koh Tao diving

Posted from Ko Pha-ngan, Surat Thani, Thailand. In the Gulf of Thailand, about 70 km from the coast, lies a little island called Koh Tao. This 23² km island is home to more than 50 dive shops and a copious amount of guest houses, B&Bs, hotels, resorts, villas and some other places that could pass […]

Kite-boarding 1-oh-1

Kite-boarding 1-oh-1

Posted from Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand. About three hours south of Bangkok lies Hua Hin, a beach resort town favoured by Bangkokians for its proximity and seafood. This seaside town harbours one other trait, though – it has some of the best wind in Thailand for kite-boarding. Having admired some of my friends […]

getting robbed in Vietnam

getting robbed in Vietnam

Posted from Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi is a tough city, by any accounts. The people who live here even seem somewhat hostile. I get shoved out of the way a lot in Vietnam, but once they see you’re white it’s as thought they go out of their way to head in your direction just so they […]

first impression of Vietnam

first impression of Vietnam

Posted from Can Tho, Can Tho, Vietnam. During the drive into Can Tho, Vietnam, not even 24 hours ago, I saw eight Catholic churches and nine English words, two of them being coffee. People stared into the bus – packed with foreigners – with wide eyes and baffled expressions, sometimes stopping their motor scooters. Vietnam […]

Viva la Mexicana!

Viva la Mexicana!

Posted from Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I had to do it! How can anyone blame me? One of my great thrills since arriving in southeast Asia has been trying the cuisine. I wasn’t always a very adventurous person food-wise. My joy of culinary experimentation only really blossomed in the past two years, but it’s […]

Coping with a cyclone in Fiji

Coping with a cyclone in Fiji

Posted from Nadi, Western Division, Fiji.   You’d think after getting trapped on an island due to a tropical storm and incoming cyclone I would update my blog and tell all the spectacular details about it. You’d think. Truth is, the island was really boring when there’s nothing to do. The staff kept watching rugby […]

Entering Mordor

Entering Mordor

Posted from Tongariro National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. A friend of mine had told me that when I got to New Zealand I had to had to had to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Having limited knowledge of the country at that time, she explained it the only way I could understand – it was […]

Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]