It’s pretty easy to identify a Southeast Asia backpacker. Just look at their pants and ask yourself: 1) Are they flowy? 2) Are they embellished with elephants? Elephant pants. A solid 99.9% of backpackers sport ‘em. You know you’re in Southeast Asia when a gaggle of gap year gals stride past, elephant pants of the … More Why Do All the Backpackers in Southeast Asia Wear Elephant Pants?
With the out pour of inquiries I’ve received recently from readers interested in online English teaching, I thought it high time I gather the most frequently asked questions together in one convenient place. Note: The information presented in this post comes solely from my own personal experience with my online English teaching journey. Without further … More How I Started Teaching English Online With Zero Experience
When I came across Social Print Studio’s beautiful photo books and metal prints, it reminded me of a trip I took to Khao Sok National Park in Thailand last year. The pictures in this post represent some of my most cherished memories from my travels through Southeast Asia, especially when I escaped the city for … More Khao Sok Trekking Wild and Untamed
It was unlike any abandoned place I’d ever explored. Despite being completely deserted and open, everything was clean and in its place. Nothing was trashed or overgrown and graffiti wasn’t sprayed across the crisp wood walls. But, something didn’t feel right. A heavy foreboding hung in the warm air. It was like gazing at a … More The Ghost Ship of Koh Chang
“You get to work while you travel, meet other digital nomads and work comfortably from home when you don’t feel like going anywhere” … More Teaching English Online: The Pros and Cons
There is a quaint, quiet corner of northeast Thailand where the mountains rejoice at the awakening of the sun. They stretch with glistening green peaks past a creamy sea of clouds in sleepy greeting each and every morning. My boyfriend, Joram, and I decided to rent motorbikes and head to Phu Chi Fa mountain and … More Chasing the Sun in Phu Chi Fa
Once upon a time, a powerful Sinhalese king felt a sudden pang of anxiety. He couldn’t understand why, because he had everything any man could desire. With his fervent will to survive and insatiable thirst for power, he had single handedly assassinated his father, King Dhatusena, chased off his brother, Mogallan- the rightful heir to … More Sri Lanka: The Tale of Sigiriya Rock
A plate clatters to the floor, clanging, banging, startling….everyone stops their work to glance at the mild ruckus. The older Thai woman behind the counter with kind eyes and a warm smile makes eye contact with me, and we both burst into a fit of giggles. I’ve been living in Chiang Rai, Thailand for over a … More The Chicken Place