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Free as a Bird "The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory." - Henri Bergson

Trip: Smile for the Land of Smiles

There are [24] stories from my trip: Smile for the Land of Smiles


USA | Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | Views [628]

I get to Sacramento, California - where my parent's live - to find - that yes - THEY had found me: Jury Duty Summons.... I mean how odd is it - that while most of the people important in my life had no idea that I had been in the hospital in Malaysia ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Gallery: Ao Luk

THAILAND | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Laos

LAOS | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Luang Prabang, Vientiane
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Gallery: Northern Thailand

THAILAND | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Boat Goodness

LAOS | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Whenever I get the Dengue, I....

MALAYSIA | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [869] | Comments [1]

So yes its been a minute since my last blog...and well the short of it is that I went to Malaysia, got Dengue Fever and had my appendix out! Yep, that's right folks - Dengue and surgery - all at once and all in Malaysia! Everyone should try it - really ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, hospitals & health

Prachasan School

THAILAND | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [1109] | Comments [2]

and I have been defeated once again in trying to get my pictures uploaded! so no pics for you... but I can give you some words at least! The school has about 2,500 students and is roughly a junior high and high school combined...on friday we had to ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Ao Luk

THAILAND | Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | Views [553]

i am now living in a small town about an hour from the bigger town of Krabi (where I'm at - at the moment)- we have rooms in a residency hotel - a bathroom with a western toilet, cold shower, a big room with a bed, a tv, a wardrobe and a vanity, and ... Read more >

Tags: mountains

Jean Attack - Back in Bangkok

THAILAND | Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | Views [588] | Comments [1]

we got back to Bangkok around 5 in the morning yesterday and luckily a room was ready at the guesthouse we went to called Shanti - lots of plants and very hippy - great for first moments back in the craze...we slept for a little while and then met ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

the asian death cold

LAOS | Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Views [580]

advice: don't try to go to a (the) hospital in Laos, - no one knows where it is! and i mean no one! although you probably shouldn't go to the hospital here - even if you could find it - so... I arrive in Vientiane after an overnight bus ride or better ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Bao Ling

LAOS | Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | Views [801] | Comments [1]

Its been a month and you know what I miss!? I miss orange juice and jeans - who would have known...? I'd do anything for a glass of tropicana and a pair of jean shorts! so Bao Ling - (bowling) our first night in Luang Prabang we went out with the ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

mom, don't read this one...

THAILAND | Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Views [816] | Comments [1]

there was a time i was in a "speed boat" - where i was always in the speed boat - the past, the future - in the speed boat... we left Chaing Mai on a mini-bus thinking we were going to spend the night in Huay Xie in Laos, instead we ended ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

thai time, baby

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | Views [1954]

W ent to Ko Samet this last Friday morning by ferry with a few friends - Amber (of course), Martin (the most amazing Scottish man), Ryan (crazy Arizonian) and Leah (guitar playing Canadian wonder woman) - first thing we did was have a few drinks and ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Ko Samet

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: TEFL International

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Rayong-Ban Phe-Temple
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TEFL Graduate

THAILAND | Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | Views [353]

Sorry it been a bit but It's been a crazy crazy couple of weeks at the temple. Like Finals week except with a lot more pressure and monks. But now I'm done - everything completed!! Yeah!! Looks like I'll be working at Chulalongkon University in Nonthaburi ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

ko samet

THAILAND | Saturday, 29 Sep 2007 | Views [334]

thailand is amazing - i know thats trite - but its impossible really to put into words how amazing it really is - there are those moments when you are traveling like when you see the david or the eiffel(sp?) tower when you feel the tears welling up ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine


THAILAND | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [286] | Comments [1]

i made it back to the condo - on a motorcycle - after being blessed by a monk in an amazing temple (wat) - very long story but a wonderful one we've been going to school these last three days at a temple near our hotel - we aren't allowed to wear shoes ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

come on, just keep smilin'

THAILAND | Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | Views [421]

I'm sitting at a internet cafe, the first one I've seen really, in Ban Phe..where we didn't actually mean to be! or really where does anyone mean to be ever!? ok - i'll start at the beginning although as usual with travelling - there really is no beginnings ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!

Maytag Bangkok

THAILAND | Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | Views [1054]

being in Bangkok is like being 'maytagged' - a term used in river rafting - the sense that one is trapped for an unseemly amount of time inside a washing machine, an appliance from which one will eventually emerge, defunct but well scrubbed....after ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

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