Something has changed. As much as I enjoy exploring South East Asia and it’s sheer foreign-ness (from my more familiar North American roots) I’m tired of it. I’m tired of the crowds, the pollution in the major cities… ok, I am more tired of the humidity than anything else. I miss cool, rainy days and quiet cozy afternoons. So when I saw Singapore Airlines was running a special to New Zealand, I decided to head to Auckland. Yes, I know it’s a 9 hour flight. Auckland is the closer cousin (to South East Asia) and less highly regarded city compared
I could have hit my head or my neck. I could have been kicked by the spooked horse, or stomped on. I’m lucky. I know that. But the pain of bumping along dirt roads and
After a massive adventure and hangover the day before, and feeling just a little antsy for some alone time (since I’d been traveling nearly 24/7 with my guide and driver) I may have felt a
What is this life of travel? The life of an expat? As many highs and incredible experiences as it provides, there are also quite a few lows. I’ve lived in Bangkok for 6 weeks now.
The Taiwanese sense of hospitality is intense. I didn’t know this until just before my trip, but the Taiwanese are famous for their sense of hospitality. And wow, that reputation played out. I arrived in