9 Survival Tips For Long Distance Travel By Bus In Thailand


  Walking into a bus terminal as a Foreigner in Thailand you can assume you will leave with a purchased ticket, however, the ticket may not necessarily be the most convenient, comfortable or sane route to your destination. The following list has been tailored to increase your odds and/or help preserve your cool.   1. […]

7 Brain Sweeps Returning To North American Life


    Thirty days in North America and the following squished and/or continues to squish my brain:   1) Despite spending the month of June split between southern California and the most southern city in the entire nation of Canada, during the day, I’ve been caught running around in jeans, a shirt, jacket, scarf and […]

From Bangkok To LA To Detroit To Windsor


  This was my original brain blast show up in my head and write it quick post that popped brilliant when I decided it was time to jet West:   I know it’s a country/city comparison, but who cares. I’m speaking in terms of where I am and where I’m going to be, population size […]

Culture Shocked: Weird Moments Adapting From Thailand To The Philippines

San Juan, La Union, The Philippines

  From Thailand to The Philippines…culture shock?  Not what I expected but here’s what I scribbled in my notebook as my mind unraveled my first week in.   What Threw Me   1. Being Literate   Billboards, storefronts, ingredients on packaging, t-shirts and receipts are among the beautiful expressions of one’s surroundings that ceased being […]

Landed: The Philippines


  My interest in the Philippines can be traced back to, I believe, my introduction to corn nuts. It was pre grade six when a kid agreed to a lunch goody trade off. What did I give her? No clue, but I distinctly call to mind gleefully crunching on a Filipino corn nut variation that […]

Notes From The Road: Bangkok


        Transcript   Hello!   The last day of my travel adventure fun lands in Bangkok. I’ll stay nineteen hours in total til I leave for Buriram. It’s 9:53  pm and I’m enjoying the luxury of my hotel room: a kitchen (I’m not going ot use it, but who cares), soft lighting […]

Notes From The Road: The Duenshine Resort, Kanchanaburi


        Transcript   Hello!  Hello!   Three days at the Duenshine Resort in Kanchanaburi.  Very secluded and mostly empty. I love this aspect. Partying is cool, but I find for the most part, partying bores me, it has become cliche.  Not partying in itself, just more the form partying seems to take […]

Notes From The Road: From Tak To Nakhon Sawan To Suphanburi To Kanchanaburi


                    Transcript   January 3, 2012   Leaving Tak towards Kanchanaburi was a little more complicated than anticipated. On the morning of our departure (yesterday), we were told we would have to stop in Suphanburi to transfer.  This meant Tak – Nakhon Sawan – Suphanburi – […]

Notes From The Road: From Chiang Mai To Tak


                      Transcript   Hey Once Again,   The decision to come to Tak (city) was fairly organic. New Year’s Eve was approaching and Brandy (my partner in crime) and I had only booked our hotel until the 29th.  Trying to find accommodations until the first […]

Notes From The Road: From Buriram To Bangkok To Chiang Mai


    Above: The Notebook Cover / Where This Entry Begins                                           Transcript   Buriram to Bangkok   5.5 hours via bus to meet up with a friend flying in from Toronto. First impression of […]