Stupidity, Misfortune and Luck – My Journey to LA

Exhausted I stand, the tinted glass doors of LAX behind me, inhaling my first breath of the United States of America. What does it taste like? It tastes like freedom and opportunity. No, I lie. It tastes just like the somewhat polluted air of every other country I’ve stepped foot in. But I made it, and after the last 30 hours I’ve had, I don’t … Continue reading Stupidity, Misfortune and Luck – My Journey to LA

The Cost of Traveling South East Asia

I wanted to dedicate a post to breaking down my cost of living for the last 5 months in Asia to show how affordable traveling in this part of the world can be. To some, traveling seems too expensive and out of reach. However, from my experience it isn’t much more expensive than living in Australia. The only difference being that in Australia, there was … Continue reading The Cost of Traveling South East Asia

The Philippines: People

I’ve been in the Philippines for two weeks now and have seen and done some amazing things. However, before I write about that, I feel that I need to dedicate a whole post to the greatest thing of all within these 7000 islands: the people. My time in Sagada, Banaue and days like today (in Naga) lend as perfect examples to help illustrate the point, … Continue reading The Philippines: People

Bangkok to Krabi: Government Buses vs. Tourist VIP Buses

Recently faced with the daunting overland journey from Bangkok to Krabi I was armed with three options. Having had a bad experience on the ‘VIP’ tourist buses that run between Surat Thani and Bangkok involving seats that barely reclined, had no legroom and a blocked toilet, the smell of which wafted throughout the entire cabin, I was reluctant to give the bus another go. The … Continue reading Bangkok to Krabi: Government Buses vs. Tourist VIP Buses

Six Weeks At 301 Muay Thai: What I’ve Learnt

My six weeks here at 301 Muay Thai and MMA is almost up and I wanted to spend a moment reflecting on some of the things I’ve learnt during my time here. Some of these weren’t completely foreign concepts to me, however since experiencing them first hand I feel I can now better relate to facts I’d read or advice once sought. Firstly, and most … Continue reading Six Weeks At 301 Muay Thai: What I’ve Learnt

CHOICE Village Trip

In wanting to continue helping out with the CHOICE group and the fantastic work they are doing, I opted to offer my services on one of their fortnightly village trips. Each fortnight Ross and the other members of CHOICE hire a truck, collect food, medical and clothing supplies for over 80 families an hour’s drive from Phnom Penh. Starting at 9.30, myself and the other … Continue reading CHOICE Village Trip