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A Walking-only Guide to Koh Tao, Thailand

Nang Yuan Viewpoint Koh Tao

As someone who’s been living on Koh Tao for three months without a motorcycle or scooter, I know a thing or two about life on the island sans wheels. Renting a bike or scooter is an excellent way to get around in Asia — but only if you’re an excellent and confident driver! I’ve seen …

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WTF Have I Been Doing on Koh Tao

Palm tree photoshoot in Koh Tao

Ummmm so Koh Tao. Basically I planned to come here after Koh Phangan and spend the holidays here then decide whether I wanted to stay longer or go live somewhere else in Thailand. Well I chose to stay (!) and honestly it’s been a complete whirlwind/blur and I can barely keep track of time or …

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Oops I’m in THAILAND

Visiting my home in Bangkok five years later

WOW it has been one hell of a long time coming for this one. But I have finally arrived at my “final” destination for the moment: Thailand! As I’ve said before, one of the main reasons I wanted to become a freelancer was to have location independence so I could travel/live abroad. I had a …

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The Best Streetfood in Bangkok

Best streetfood in Thailand: penang chicken

Somewhere in the Bangkok suburb of Nonthaburi, past the gorilla statue and the bright turquoise terraced house, an old man cooks Thai food. I heard rumors around school – whispers through the hallways, quiet chats in the teacher’s office – about this particular street food vendor. He’s a legend. My coworkers repeatedly claimed he served …

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My Year Abroad in Foot Selfies

Throwback post! Some people take selfies of their face; I, apparently, like to take selfies of my feet. They aren’t particularly cute feet so I don’t know what that’s all about, but the resulting collection of photos tells the story of my year abroad (2012-2013) teaching English in Thailand and traveling in Asia and Europe …

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