"The sight of the world put mad ideas into me; as if I could wander away, wander for ever, see strange and beautiful things, one after the other."
~ CS Lewis
Big fan of casually sauntering about the planet. Travel junkie, thumb-war champion, blanket-fort specialist and usually homeless. Perogie enthusiast with a love of teaching and a passion for reducing child mortality in the developing world. Lifelong Canucks fan, lover of the outdoors and all things active. Sleeping-in-airports aficionado. Exploring the curious corners of planet earth with a backpack and a sense of humour! Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, I've been making bad decisions on the road since 2009.
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Posted on December 23, 2010 | No CommentsIf you’re spending more than a day or two in Ko Phangan, I definitely recommend renting a jeep or a scooter and taking off to explore the island. There’s lots to see, and the roads are fun to navigate (albeit a bit dangerous if it’s been raining a lot, as it did when we were there). The road to Had Rin beach is practically vertical,...
Posted on December 22, 2010 | 2 CommentsLook at this place. It’s paradise! Sure, it was one hell of a trek to get here, but Great Odin’s Raven, was it ever worth it. And I don’t care what you say, nothing ruins paradise more perfectly than the words “gecko” and “pee”. “I got peed on by a gecko.” Wait, what? Who gets peed on by a gecko? I mean, come on. How...
Posted on December 6, 2010 | 6 CommentsSo we’re on Ko Phi Phi and yeah, we’ve about had it up to our eyeballs with creeps, cockroaches, and crazy eyes. We don’t really have an exit strategy in place, except we’d really prefer not to end up in the middle of a human trafficking ring, but that’s just a personal preference. In lieu of keeping ourselves alive, we make our way – swim-trunks, flippy-floppies,...