Running Away From Responsibilities

What to do when you've been in the same job for 14 years and can't afford a house? Travel the world of course!

I was thinking thoughts that fit me. Walking in the forest, raindrops dropping on me from the trees. I found myself arriving here and there. And always, everywhere, I knew, was the right place for me.

P. Saarikosi (1937-1983)


May 31, 2020

The plunge into Vietnamese life by an English teacher

November 30, 2019

I’ve always been a bit of a temple nerd. Particularly those that are deserted and semi-ruined, I love to picture how they would have looked in their heyday and imagine their day-to-day life. I'd been to Angkor Wat three times, and that had only served to whet my thirst...

October 31, 2019

I arrived in the small township of Beng Mealea around 5.30pm, fresh from experiencing the temple complex of Koh Ker. First step was finding somewhere to sleep. Some online research turned up exactly one option - Sreymom Beng Mealea Homestay, around 800m east of the tem...

September 29, 2019

Having visited the temples of Angkor several times, I was curious as to what else was in the region. Koh Ker immediately jumped out, with it's unique pyramid design. Tours were possible from Siem Reap but as lies 120km to the northwest, I feared it would be plenty of d...

August 31, 2019

Teaching English in Cambodia. Something that had been on the radar for a while but had never quite eventuated. Until earlier this year. A trip back to New Zealand to reconnect with friends and family let me recharge the mental batteries enough to decide that this was t...

March 31, 2019

Although I've travelled extensively internationally, I've always made a point of seeing something new in New Zealand every year. They always say you should see your own country before you see the world – the way I see it there's no reason why I shouldn't do both! And n...

February 28, 2019

After 19 months on the road, I'm finally back home in New Zealand. I've just had a Christmas with family, seen a few of my friends and reacquainted myself with the NZ craft beer scene. I'm still trying to discover the entrance to the next path on my journey. It's like...

January 31, 2019

A solo traveller's trip to dive the famed diving site of Sipadan

November 29, 2018

For many travellers, a trip to Kerala and its famed backwaters is high on their Indian to-do list. And why not – numerous rivers, lush vegetation, a chance to view villages from a different perspective. Throw in some of India's best food and it becomes a no-brainer.


November 29, 2018

Now I want to talk a little about a subject dear to my heart - beer.

After a month in dry Iran, followed by three months in Sri Lanka (where the local range consisted of Lion Lager, Lion Strong and the ever elusive 3 Coins; often on a menu but always "Sorry, sir, all fi...

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