Island of Thieves: Theft on Koh Lanta

Island of Thieves: Theft on Koh Lanta

For the first time in seven years of travel, my room in Koh Lanta has been robbed. And after traveling some serious war-torn dungholes, this quiet island was the last place I expected it to happen. I was planning to write a happy-go-lucky post summarizing my five...
Sunsets and The Machine

Sunsets and The Machine

Time: Monday evening approximately 18:45 Location: The island of Koh Lanta; west coast of Thailand A Free Koh Lanta Sunset As hermit crabs begin to drag their shells around me for the first forays of the evening, I lean back in the gritty sand and watch the Andaman...

Living on Koh Lanta Experiment

Let’s just pretend that there isn’t a gaping, one-month hole in my blog entries, shall we? I have finally realized my overall travel dream – but there’s a catch. Things are a little different with my traveling these days. Back in 2006 and 2007, life...

Island Life on Perhentian Kecil

Thump! Thump! Thump! Our fiberglass speedboat was spending more time in the air than in the water. Fifteen of us passengers were holding on for dear life, the ones with suitcases looked scared out of their wits and the rest of us were smiling. Our driver had the...
The Best Birthday

The Best Birthday

I sat comfortably on the bamboo platform beneath my two-story local style bungalow updating my journal and listening to the sounds of the waves smacking the rocks just a few meters below me. I could smell a cooking fire somewhere in the distance and tiny boats from...