homecoming…

I'm back where I started 11 months ago and the only thing that's changed is me. Leaving Chiang Mai on Monday was just another flight, just another airport and I guess didn't really even register as a "this is over" moment as far as my travels for 2016 was concerned. I'd tried not to dwell … Continue reading homecoming…

rain…

Its been almost 24 hours of solid rain here in Chiang Mai and my third soaking by traffic this morning alone. It appears inevitable that no matter what I do today, I will get soaked. Just as well that I wore the fancy swimming shorts. I hadn't even had my first coffee of the day  … Continue reading rain…

nothing is something…2

Yesterdays post was a blomit, (apologies) but today's will be a little more considered, interesting and hopefully not so meandering. After Chiang Dao, we decided to head up towards the Golden Triangle - that opium soaked corner of Thailand where Laos, Burma and Thailand meet. It seemed suitable remote and mountainous enough to satisfy our … Continue reading nothing is something…2

a little less drama…

Time for a change of pace and a little less drama. (also I'm playing with WordPress formatting so please be patient) Due to a happy coincidence, Jason Bourne and some lovely people, I found myself early Tuesday morning bouncing along in a black Suzuki Vitara once again, traveling North towards Chiang Dao. Today's project was … Continue reading a little less drama…

…Cows! Pt 2

With an apocalyptic crack and a blinding flash a bolt of lightning hit the town dead centre of the tourist district and everything went dark. It was like a bomb had gone off - all shop lights, neon lights, ATMs, music, even the streetlights blinked out: only the gas and charcoal cookers from the food … Continue reading …Cows! Pt 2

…Cows! Pt 1.

Lets backtrack a little. Last year Jen and I had a car accident in the Far North of Australia, during our last Big Aussie Road trip in November. A cow decided to commit suicide and jump in front of our van one evening. Van was a write off, 100km from the nearest town - Halls … Continue reading …Cows! Pt 1.

Life rafts 

Chiang Mai is great but I'm craving a change. As domestic flights in Thailand are relatively cheap, I've decided to head south - it's more of a timeliness thing and goes against my "by ground" travel plans , but 12 hours in an overnight bus was just to risky, despite the price. So for the princely … Continue reading Life rafts 

Bump in

Crazy coincidences make travel so unexpected and fun. This a rambling tale but bear with it. Yesterday I travelled up to Chiang Dao, Northern Thailand - about 50km from the Burma border and just simply stunning mountains, rice paddy's and lush dense jungles. Imagine the Warrumbungles covered in dense jungle and tropical rainforest, veiled by … Continue reading Bump in

First Class blanket

OK so its been a little while, and I've been settling in and getting my bearings here in lovely Chiang Mai. This won't be a very entertaining post as I've just been feeling my way around slowly . Ive been staying in a guest house in one of the trendy areas but my housesitting gig … Continue reading First Class blanket

Airport farewells suck…

So what is this wordy stream of consciousness that I'm reading. Firstly it's from my perspective - it's as honest as I can be but if you are in it and don't like it, tough. This is my take. Secondly, it's therapy for me and hopefully entertainment or inspiration for you, depending on your circumstances. … Continue reading Airport farewells suck…