Ubud or Canggu in Bali: Which Is Better?

Ubud or Canggu in Bali: Which Is Better?

I just completed three weeks of living in Ubud and three weeks in Canggu. The two are the most alluring places to live and work in Bali. Now, time to do the unthinkable to help anyone trying to choose between Ubud and Canggu. Warning: This post is chock-full of...
A Khao San Road Welcome

A Khao San Road Welcome

On the ground in Bangkok for less than an hour and I was hopelessly lost. I stumbled along wearily through a midnight forest of neon. Khao San Road was flicking its forked tongue for the Friday night circus. Masses of vespertine clowns were in top form. The party was...
The Witch Doctors of Siquijor Island

The Witch Doctors of Siquijor Island

You learn a lot of useful things while traveling, particularly in a place such as Siquijor Island in the Philippines. For instance, I didn’t know that a manananaggal is a hideous, blood-sucking witch capable of detaching her upper torso and sprouting wings to...
12 Years of Vagabonding

12 Years of Vagabonding

On January 23, 2006, I began a journey from which I never really returned. At least my torso did; Delta made sure of that. But my mind, heart, and particularly my eyes, were irrevocably changed forever. The red pill was swallowed after a lifetime of eating blues for...