Santa Fe.

Nikki and Jeff organized a weekend trip away to Santa Fe, New Mexico. They did everything and more to make sure I had a great American experience, which meant a taste of the different cultures found within the massive US of A. Santa Fe is New Mexico’s capital, and sits in the Sangre de Cristo … Continue reading Santa Fe.

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Slow the Fork Down

The same week I flew into Denver was spent enjoying one of the many perks of busy America; there’s always something going on. In this case it was the Slow Foods festival. Nikki, Jeff and I opted to volunteer so that we could enjoy the festival while saving our pennies, and because our shift began … Continue reading Slow the Fork Down

Home Away From Home

Every time I write about a new place I want to start off with how much I am going to miss it but after five countries and almost seven months of traveling, I’m starting to get used to the fact that I leave a little piece of my heart everywhere I go. After two months … Continue reading Home Away From Home

Hello, Bali.

I was really excited about coming here, not just for the place but to finally see family again after four months. I arrived, settled in, and waited patiently for my sister and her family to arrive. Jhenai lives in Australia, so even when I am in New Zealand I only get to see her once … Continue reading Hello, Bali.

Lessons of the Martial Arts

Muay Thai. I have written about this before, but after a year of being in and out of this kickboxing world and then returning to it in Thailand - home of the art itself - I have a few new perspectives and lessons to share. Walking into Chin’s gym on Koh Pha Ngan, I was … Continue reading Lessons of the Martial Arts

Fruits and fruits

Now that I’ve made my way through India and Nepal, Thailand is a breeze. After the train I got a ride on the ferry to the island of Koh Phangan where I met up with Antonio, my first couch surfing experience and a friend to be missed. Antonio has embraced the life of “Fruitarianism”, a … Continue reading Fruits and fruits

What to do in Bangkok when you’re waiting for a train

First things first, when you come into the country and you haven’t planned on staying anywhere just yet, write a hostel name down. Write anything. Don’t leave it blank or you’ll end up like me, sitting on the floor before the counter looking for a hostel name on the computer while the Thai man squints … Continue reading What to do in Bangkok when you’re waiting for a train

Yoga Trekking

The sweat is pouring off of me, it must be like 30 degrees already – at 5am might I add – and I’m running with a 12 kilogram pack on thinking, ‘Why? Why must I leave these things till the last minute?’ I’m in New Jalpaiguri, a town about an hour bus ride from the … Continue reading Yoga Trekking

Mates and Mountains

We came in through the West border, to a place called Bhimdatta where people still use horse and carriage. Kerr, Isabel and I were the only westerners there and everyone stared at us, almost as if they had never seen pale skin before. We took the first cheap room we could find and relaxed, we … Continue reading Mates and Mountains