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Stumbling Along After a few years or travelling and then a couple years of settling down in Sweden, I'm back on the road. 7 mths or maybe forever, in South Africa, the Seychelles, India, Nepal, SE Asia...

Stumbling onto Paradise

INDIA | Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | Views [680]

On what would turn out to be our last day in Palolem, we walked down to the far south side of the beach so I could sit in the shade of the boulders that separated Palolem from the next beach, while Mikko sat a meter away and worked on his tan. Eventually, ... Read more >

Tags: canyoning, goa, patnum beach

Photos: Misc for blog entries

INDIA | Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery

Sorry this is just a mix of photos to put in my blogs since my linked flikr photos can't be inserted into textx
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Some much needed R&R in Palolem,Goa

INDIA | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | Views [1840]

After 16 hectic days traveling around Rajasthan in Northwestern India and 5 expensive days in Mumbai waiting for the next train south, we finally made it to Goa. And, for the past 7 days, we have been trying our best to do as little as possible, just ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, dolphins, goa, palolem, sunsets

Pushkar and the Price of Karma

INDIA | Saturday, 1 Mar 2014 | Views [576] | Comments [1]

According to the Hindu religion, the god Brahma dropped a lotus flower and the town of Pushkar sprouted up from where it landed. Unfortunately for the deity, he also had a love affair here which enraged his first wife. She cursed him, saying that only ... Read more >

Tags: hinduism, pushkar, religion

Recap of our first week in India

INDIA | Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | Views [1369]

As with most people who first arrive in India, I was prepared to be blown away by bright colored Saris, spice-laden food and a culture as vibrant and rich as both. However, as with most people, upon arriving in Delhi my first thought was OH GOD GET ME ... Read more >

Tags: forts, india, rajasthan, taj mahal

Photos: Delhi and Taj Mahal

INDIA | Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Flickr Photo Gallery

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Paradise in the Seychelles on a Budget

SEYCHELLES | Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | Views [5614] | Comments [4]

The Seychelles have always been a dream for us. As a diver, I imagined clear blue water, 28 degrees, 30 meters visibility and full of fish and colorful coral. For Mikko, the dream began after seeing a documentary on the Seychelles showing a mosquito ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, budget, diving, islands, seychelles, tips

There's a Camel in my pool

THAILAND | Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | Views [734]

Life is Dahab has been fairly uneventful. Work has been very slow, and way too many days have been spent in the shop surfing the internet. So we have been looking into our other options.  When we first came started at Octopus divers, we met this group ... Read more >

Adventures in Real Estate, Desert-Style

THAILAND | Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | Views [561]

We would like to get settled in as soon as possible, and therefore the apartment search began immediately. We saw a couple nice places in the Bedouin neighborhood, but they were asking more than we wanted to pa y (that's what we get for going to a ... Read more >

Desert Dreaming in Dahab

THAILAND | Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | Views [528]

Continued... I will cut a long story short. Dahab is amazing. It's a small town located on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. A few years ago, it was just desert camps run by the Beduoins (local traditionally nomadic tribe). It has grown a bit, but still ... Read more >


THAILAND | Saturday, 8 Aug 2009 | Views [460]

It has been far too long, and I have found new inspiration in my current home of Dahab, Egypt. Since I last wrote, I left australia to get my Dive INstructor certification in Honduras. I made a stop in the states where i saw the Grand Canyon, Hoover ... Read more >

Kimberly, Kakadu...and TOWNSVILLE

THAILAND | Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | Views [618]

I know it has been a while, and I don't really have much time. A long story short a month ago we left the pearling boats for good, after a very interesting harvest. We did a trip to Litchfield National Park and then down the Gibb River Road in the Kimberly.... Read more >

AUNTIE Tracy!!! And Pearling Boat Life

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [3950] | Comments [1]

First of all....I'm going to be an AUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok ok. So we arrived on the 12th to broome in western australia and were met with 35 degree heat in the worlds smallest airport (though I have since experienced smaller). We decided to stay at ... Read more >


THAILAND | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Views [662]

Well, I came to Sydney on Wednesday and started work Friday. It wasn't as easy as it sounds. I had to sign up for every temp agency known to man and spent hours and hours sending my resume out for every job imaginable. I eventually landed a 2 week assignment ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money

A Penny for the Poor

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [1291] | Comments [1]

Well, well well...I can't help but to laugh at my current financial situation. Actually, I can't help but to laugh at my situation all around. I have a whopping 255 AUD to my name a maxed out credit card with a balance of 4,200 on it (US) and another ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money

Exams and Snorkel Tests

THAILAND | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [680]

Yesterday, I passed my first 3 exams. They were fairly easy, but it's still a good feeling. The next two exams, physics and physiology, should be a bit more difficult. But it can't all be fun I suppose. But i have to be honest. It hasn't been all work ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Every Day is a Monday, Every Night is a Friday

THAILAND | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [535]

I can't remember who said it, but it sums up the divers life on Phi Phi pretty acurately, "Every day is a Monday, every night is a friday." My average day starts when my alarm clock goes off at 6:30am. I usually snooze at least once, but ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Life in Paradise

THAILAND | Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | Views [622]

Well the fun is over and the work has begun. I've spent the last week and a half busy off my feet. I dive from about 7:30 to 3 (been seeing a lot of octopuses and leopard sharks lately!) and then working from 6-9:30 or sometimes 12. The diving is going ... Read more >

Tags: Work

I'm a thai resident

THAILAND | Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | Views [941] | Comments [1]

So i have been wandering around for the past 15 months, trying to figure out what Iam going to do with my life. I have been trying a lot of different things and hoping one of them sticks. I have been waiting for an opportunity that I can't refuse, one ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Might move to Koh Phi Phi

THAILAND | Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | Views [970] | Comments [1]

Well, well, well. My former hell has become heaven, and I'm not sure I can leave. Since i last wrote, I have been having a really good time in Phi Phi. A few nights ago, I ran into the really nice indian-English guy from the FMP and went out with him ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

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