Expedition Sumatera

Singapore, the educated and sophisticated one out of this awesomely unruly family of countries known as Southeast Asia, is the central hub, literally by location, which is obvious from the air as the amount of ships you see colliding into everlasting high rises is certainly impressive. I came here for a job interview and to…

PHI PHI DREAM

How I just woke up at 6 am I have no idea, but I’m awake, still a little buzzed I think, and in desperate need of coffee and water! I shoved all my stuff, except my book- ugh, into all nine mini bags I think I’m up to these days, and walked out into the…

Oh Phuket

Phuket One, early hangover walk with way too many bags through a busy Bangkok market, 25 hours, 3 busses, 2 taxis, and a pick-up truck ride later, I arrive in Phuket, Thailand’s original beach playground. I really know nothing about Phuket, so just drop me off in the center to figure this city out. I…

Chang Nature Park, Chiang Mai Province

Rare White Chang (Elephant). White Elephants are considered sacred in Southeast Asia’s Buddhist Culture. They probably don’t exist in the wild anymore, because as soon as they are discovered, they “belong” to kings. VIE treatment and not visible to the public, they spend their lives behind closed doors, wearing gold and jewels, and stuffing themselves…

A State of Mess

Change is constant in my life so through experience, I have learned to recognize when it is  my time to wander away. I tend to fall in lust with my new environments, but nothing new in my life ever seems to last. There is a theory at the Rom Payaban Chang (Elephant Hospital) that the…