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14 things I realized being sober in Thailand

14 things I realized being sober in Thailand

I really didn’t think it through when I pledged 100 days of no booze. There I was after a particularly shit-tastic break-up and my normally loyal and thoughtful brain decided to punish itself, or me, or both. One-hundred days of no booze, it said. Get your life in order, it said. Figure shit out, it […]

visiting Oslo and long lost friends

visiting Oslo and long lost friends

Posted from Oslo, Oslo, Norway. I’d always wanted to visit Oslo, but I never really had a reason, until contact what re-established with a long lost friend. You know that saying – Some people enter your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime? What if they enter periodically, on a 14-year cycle? The […]

London’s calling

London’s calling

Posted from London, England, United Kingdom. The last time I was in London I was 23-years-old and was traveling with my mom and grandma. So as I headed toward ‘the big smoke’ I knew this experience was going to be slightly different, mostly because I’m older, I’m staying with friends and I don’t have mom’s […]

bewelcome – staying with a stranger

bewelcome – staying with a stranger

Posted from Nanterre, Île-de-France, France. People are inherently good. I believe this. Sure, there are bad people in the world, but most people are good – maybe a little caught up in their own lives and preoccupied with the “game,” but good, nonetheless. That’s my disclaimer and also my reasoning for joining and using BeWelcome.org, […]

Changi Airport

Changi Airport

Posted from Singapore. Changi Airport is said to be the best airport in the world. I had to question why. And until I found myself with a 12-hour layover, I knew nothing of this place. Had I experienced my 12 hours within security I’m sure I would’ve had a much different experience, but unfortunately I […]

Koh Mook

Koh Mook

Posted from Kantang, Trang, Thailand. My ferry from Koh Lanta to Koh Mook took three hours and cost 500 Baht, which isn’t bad considering it was low season and I was quite certain a storm was going to slam into us during the crossing lengthening my trip considerably. In two weeks the ferries stop operating […]

elephant rides and guilt

elephant rides and guilt

Posted from Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have always had a dream of riding an elephant. Never a horse. Only an elephant. In fact, I have never been on a horse. But my desire to ride an elephant goes back quite some time. I think it has to do with the romantic allure of […]

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 […]

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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 […]