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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....

Te Puna o Riuwaka – Serene Green Getaway

I think one of the biggest regrets living in Abel Tasman all this time, is that it took this long to discover the Riwaka...

Marahau, Abel Tasman, and Rabbit Island

The other day I packed up my fishing pole and gear. Knife, hooks and weights and my metal pot to fill with cockles and...


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...

Language Moments

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