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Hua Hin

Hua Hin

Posted from Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand. A cheap and easy way to get anywhere from Bangkok is to take the BTS to Victory Monument and catch a minivan to your destination. I did this and paid 180 Baht to get to Hua Hin in about three hours. I’m still getting Mario Andretti for […]

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Posted from Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand. After arriving in Chiang Mai from Udon Thani I was completely overcome by the number of “farangs” running around the streets. Had I entered another universe? Did we pass through some portal on the airplane and I was in backward-land? It was hard to grasp, but then […]

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 […]

sharky waters and Soso

sharky waters and Soso

Posted from Fiji. My head didn’t feel so hot when I woke up this morning. Sollo, one of the staff members, likes to have us play games in the evenings, which always leads to drinking, and drinking games. Last night he had us pick crabs out of a pail, the tiny kind with their houses […]

Manta Ray Island, Fiji

Manta Ray Island, Fiji

Posted from Fiji. You know in Jurasick Park when the velociraptors are heard scurrying around in the forest and everyone swings their heads around frightfully staring into the distance as if they have no idea what is there? This is what it’s like when you’re walking down the footpath of this resort. Only the lizards […]

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 […]