My original attempt to visit Vietnam -from Taiwan, failed spectacularly as I did not know I needed a visa letter in order to get the visa on arrival. Needless to say, I lost my flight. Later, while in Laos, it crossed my mind to skip Vietnam altogether and not deal with the visa. That lazy thinking of course, would’ve really been the real failure. Continue reading Vietnam

Five Months Into My Trip Around The World

I’ve been traveling the world for five months now and I’ve noticed that the longer my journey continues, the more guilt builds in strength and frequency. Conversely, stress from my former life is so far gone, there’s times when absolute happiness brings me to tears. It’s a feeling I haven’t felt since I was a child and it is when the grown up returns, that guilt sets in. Continue reading Five Months Into My Trip Around The World

Full Moon Party

On my way to the Middle East, while passing through Bangkok, I met a backpacker that was heading to the Full Moon Party. Within 10 minutes of conversation, I was tangled to go as well. “Yes” can be scary, but in this case, it lead to a great party, amazing people and the hardest “goodbye” yet. Continue reading Full Moon Party

Four Months Into My Trip Around The World

I’ve been traveling the world for four months now and it’s really settled in me that it no longer feels like I’m on vacation or on a trip. It’s just the way my life is now. It’s a new normal. A great normal but one that is quickly fleeing and I’m starting to feel the need to decide if this is still something temporary, to be wrapped in a couple of months or something that I may extend indefinitely. Continue reading Four Months Into My Trip Around The World


Had it not been for my visit to Pai and my conversation with three girls from the U.S. regarding Laos, I would’ve skipped it. But they were right, it’s a charming town where life moves pretty slow and you just lazy around. But I found so much more. Continue reading Laos


Having many Chinese friends and acquaintances back home, gave me a set of expectations that unfortunately, were not met when I visited mainland China. It is the first destination I’ve been to, where I wanted to leave early. Continue reading China


Pattaya has been dubbed the sex capital of the world: an adult Disneyland. While I agree with that (I have never seen so many ‘workers of the night’ in my life) I have to say the city offers more than that. But I did go to a ping pong show! Continue reading Pattaya