Dude, Where’s My Passport?!

That’s exactly what I asked the Thai embassy in Chicago. And also the postmaster’s office. After hours on the phone with each, both disavow any knowledge of my most valued travel possession. And that’s a terrifying thing, considering that in 10 days time some cold men...

Welcome to Bali

After a mind-numbing two days of travel, I scrambled off the plane in Indonesia. And thanks to my hideous lack of trip planning, completely unsure of what to expect. It sounds silly, but when the tires of my plane squeaked down, and the smiling China Airlines staff...

An Unusual Portland Welcome

I knelt over the limp, contorted body and reached for the wrist to take a pulse. My hands were covered in blood. Warm, sticky blood that belonged to the young man lying face down in a cold street. I had intended on getting to know the locals here on the West coast,...
Tsunami Panic in Koh Phi Phi

Tsunami Panic in Koh Phi Phi

Update: This brief post has been developed into a more detailed story about the 2006 Koh Phi phi Tsunami Scare. The craziest thing on my trip so far happened last night: I survived a tsunami scare and panic in Koh Phi Phi! I was sitting in a bar with my Dutch friend...

Horseback Riding on the Beach

I went to a small beach party last night until about 03:00am. Was up at 07:30 this morning for my first Thai horse experience. The party was chill, hung out all night with friendly people from Zurich, Switzerland and of course Germany. I was the only one riding this...