How to hitchhike to Anywhere
The White temple with a dark secret…
Hitchhiking can be hard. It relies so much on luck, and the first half of this story is based firmly in a lack of luck situation. However, we learnt a trick to hitchhike to Anywhere, and by the end of this article, you’ll know it too. A quick bit of background: we woke up to […]
Sky burial ceremony
We must admit that we went to see Wat Rong Khun (or “White temple” as it is known among tourists) quite unprepared. We have seen so many temples before that we even hesitated if it is really worth it. But this one looked quite different: white and very artistic, like the top of a wedding […]
BUT AREN’T YOU AFRAID???
I imagined the picture of the family opening a box with small cut parts of the body, vultures flying in to take all of them and then flying high to the sky after. Taking the body to the heaven like a guardian angels. Sky burial. The curiosity took over and early morning the next day, me and Avishai headed to the sacred hill.
Travel in your own back yard
This is the number one question I heard regarding me travelling in Asia alone. And it’s not just me. All the travellers I talked with confirm the same; we are ALL getting this question again and again. And let me tell you the secret – we HATE it! 😀 But I understand the concern behind. […]
Why persistence matters… #2
This morning I went to my roof, sat down overlooking the bay below and ate a runny honey sandwich. By the end of this article, you’ll understand why – and hopefully feel inspired to go travelling within the next week. Really! On Google’s dictionary, travel is defined as “to make a journey, typically of some […]
Bagan Vs. Angkor
We’ve all had plans ruined by nature. Whether it’s Alanis Morissette’s ironic rain on your wedding day or the effects of gale on a day at the beach (sandblasted skin is oddly refreshing), sometimes the best laid plans fall foul of the elements. My father and I have a knack of encountering these sorts of […]
Why persistence matters… #1
Imagine you’re standing somewhere in the North of Thailand on a road. You are exactly halfway between Bagan in Myanmar and Angkor in Cambodia and have only time to visit one. Which direction should you start travelling? I’ve been lucky enough to visit both. Below, I will outline some of the standout reasons to pick […]
Travel can be incredibly hard. I know that statement smacks of a first world problem, and indeed a lot of people will dismiss the following post as middle class whinging. However, the truth is that on the road small problems can compound one another, and if you’re travelling alone, it can feel quite isolating. I want […]