Exiled – Chiang Mai, Thailand

  Breakfast time in the guesthouse kitchen. “Hey man! What you doing today?” “Nothing as usual.” “Perfect day then… Those are prayer beads?” “Yes. I must calm my spirit. Prayer stops me from being consumed by my anger.” “You’re going through some shit?” “I am in exile.” “Oh. From your country?” “Yes. From my home.…

The Amazing Kindness Of Strangers

“…This place is amazing Nev, thanks man” I tell him.   “Been a couple of days since I had a hot shower, so I’m really gonna enjoy this.” “Well I didn’t want to say nuthin’, but you do stink a bit” Nev quips, with a wink.   As he climbs into his truck, Nev asks “you people…

You Can Fix It: DIY for Travelers

  When you’re on the road, your gear and clothing take a lot of punishment. If you’re trying to stick to a tight budget, you don’t want to be replacing stuff every time something tears or breaks, so it’s handy to have a basic fix-it kit.   My Fix-It Kit: swiss army knife needle black…