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Top Five Motorcycle Rides in the NYC Area

Motorcycles and I don’t have the best history together. The last time I rode one, the road decided to turn – and I didn’t turn with it. AA, on the other-hand, has been riding since he was a teenager. Recently, he decided that the streets of Manhattan didn’t look so bad compared to Delhi, and […]

Wenchuan, China: The Wenchuan Earthquake

The Wenchuan Earthquake was a colossal event that changed the lives of so many people in China’s Sichuan Province. These are my thoughts and recollections of the event on that day and the weeks that followed. The date is forever etched in my memory. May the 12th, 2008, it was a normal Monday as I […]

Las Vegas, Nevada: Lights, Camera, and Casino Action!

Being a microcosm of the United States, Las Vegas is one of the most interesting cities that I have visited. Not only are there people here from all 50 states, but people come from all over the world as well – and you will meet the most unique characters in this city! I arrived in […]

Penang, Malaysia: Exploring the Street Art Scene

Penang is a food haven! The type of street food it offers is like no other. I found this out when I had to set foot in this lovely city two years ago. Since then, we have been in love with Penang. Not just food, it offers adventure sports, nature hikes, scenic views and art […]

Hanoi, Vietnam: Chaos and Kindness

Within a few minutes of leaving my hostel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, I got conned. That happens sometimes when you first land in a new country. The money is unfamiliar, the exchange rate is hard to calculate, and in certain parts of the world, the people selling their goods are pushier than westerners […]

Fuzhou, China: Standing Out

If you’ve been to China as a tourist, you’ve probably had a fairly straightforward travel experience. Travellers to China tend to visit set areas such as Shanghai and Beijing. If they do go out of these cities, it’s usually to see the Great Wall or the Terracotta Warriors. These cities and attractions are amazing, and […]

Angkor, Cambodia: Chapter 1, The Stone Seductress

1. Desire I desire you more than food and drink   My body my senses my mind hunger for your taste   I can sense your presence in my heart although you belong to all the world   I wait with silent passion for one gesture one glance from you   That’s Jalaluddin Rumi’s poem […]

Bangkok, Thailand: How to Become an English Teacher

I was working at a beach bar in Sihanoukville, Cambodia when I met Senda, a Spanish guy on a week-long visa run from Bangkok, Thailand. I was intrigued by the fact that he taught there and asked how he’d found a job.  “It’s so easy bro, and because you’re English you’ll get a job easily,” […]

Cambodia: Tim, The Cambodian Tour Guide

In mid-April 2017, I arrived back in Kampot, Southern Cambodia. I’d worked in Kampot at the beginning of that January for a backpacker hostel chain called Mad Monkeys, where my job involved working at the bar, organising and leading a variety of tours, and generally playing host. After five weeks, I was sent to work […]

Bahrain: An Oasis in the Desert

As I was growing up in the 80’s, the Middle East was witnessing an oil boom. Many people from the Indian sub-continent wanted to go over there and enjoy the tax-free income. Somewhere I too harbored that desire, and in the mid 2000’s I finally got an opportunity to work in a beautiful country called […]