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The Kingdom of Cambodia

Cambodia. It may be a harsh country with a still-recent raw past, but it’s filled with some of the most amazing...

The Magic of Myanmar

Myanmar is an untouched country, for now. It’s like taking a step into a time machine going back 50 years or more....

A Sea of Motorbikes – Hanoi Traffic

Getting around town is crazy intense. Criss-crossing, zig-zagging, every which way you can imagine, a chaotic scene for someone observing the...

Shanghai Street Life

I’ve recently been playing a game almost every other day now for about a month. I sit on the second floor...

Cat Ba Island Getaway

Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island is super convenient. We were able to catch a train from Long Bien station...

Exploring Osaka & Nara Prefecture

With around 19 million people and as the 2nd largest city in Japan, Osaka was quite the experience. I flew in...


Wenderholm Regional Park

A white-dotted blanket of shells lies on the bed of fine sand; and beneath a layer of mud. Volcanic rocks are randomly scattered near...

On Pukekos

These creatures resemble something out of a Jim Henson’s Muppet Show. A character not tethered to the real world. An unnaturally red solid helmet runs...

Lake Taupo, Pumice Rock, and a Super Volcano

Lake Taupo, in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, is the caldera of a large rhyolitic supervolcano called the Taupo Volcano. This huge...

Split Apple Rock – Tokangawhā

Off the northern coast of the S. Island of New Zealand is Tokangawhā aka Split Apple Rock, a geological rock formation in Tasman Bay....

How the Journey App Helps Make Writing a Habit

I'm writing this from the Journey app. It's great for all kinds of writing. Keeping track of detailed moments by writing down thoughts is...

5 Takeaways From the F.I.R.E. Movement (Retirement Optional)

FIRE stands for “Financial Independence Retire Early. In case ya’ didn’t know, the community (r/financialindependence) on Reddit has over 634K Members as of writing...


Teaching English

A Little Bit of Miscommunication

I’m reminded of this one time I was in a small town called Moganshan outside of Hangzhou. I went with the family of...

Sh*t My Students Say

I tutored a little 1st-grade Chinese girl for a year in Shanghai. She went to a nice bilingual school and I helped...

Language Moments

My first year teaching English in Shanghai seems so long ago. The chaos of 40 kids early in the morning screaming and...