The Hidden Beaches of Bali

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Nyang Nyang beach in Bali, Indonesia

I left Singapore just after six and I didn’t arrive in Bali until it was dark. From the airplane window the island looked large, and far more inhabited than I had anticipated. Lights lined highways that stretched like tree limbs, all the way up north towards Mt. Batur. The outline of several other volcanoes were just […]

The Time I Ran out of Money in Bangkok

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A road in Bangkok with traffic on it

Pattaya was the worst city we ever visited. The town consisted of two things. A crummy beach that was bordered by the main road, and lots of old white men with young Thai girls. Me and Joanna had a room in a building that often felt more like a brothel than a motel. This was […]

I Drove a Crotch Rocket Way too Fast in Thailand

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Riding a Ninja 650 on Koh Samui

We drank Chang and played pool in Bangkok the night before we went to Koh Samui. At five the next morning we boarded a bus, switched from that to a ferry, and fourteen hours later, just as the sun was setting, we arrived in Koh Samui, Thailand. The seas were choppy, dozens of people had thrown up, […]

Dinner With Friends in Pai

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A View of Pai Thailand at Sunset

To reach Pai from Bangkok you have to take a thirteen hour train ride through the oscillating countryside of Thailand. You disembark in Chiang Mai, take a taxi to the bus station, and then take a four hour bus ride up through the mountains. If you’re lucky your driver won’t be a homicidal maniac. However, […]

The Jameson Diaries of Koh Rong

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A picture of the beach at Koh Rong Cambodia

Joanna was the first person to tell me about Koh Rong. We were sitting together on my bed in Dalat, and she was pointing out the best places to visit in Cambodia. “Siem Reap is ok” she told me “but I didn’t really like Angkor Wat. Everything was old and falling apart, and it was […]

My First time in Hanoi Was a Revelation

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A picture of rush hour in Hanoi, Vietnam

I touched down in Hanoi sometime around 11, and it took half an hour to clear customs. After being waved through the gate I found a taxi waiting for me, and I took the half hour ride to downtown Hanoi. I was surprised to arrive at the hostel because the area seemed so quiet. The hostel description […]