Taste Real Thailand, Travel Like a Tourist: Full Moon and Sweet Sticky Rice

Before I reached Koh Phangan I approached the thought of The Full Moon Party (FMP) with strong ambivalence. The FMP is affiliated with horror stories of drug over-dosing, rape and even death which had left me wondering whether I should … Continue reading

Taste Real Thailand, Travel Like a Tourist: Papaya on Phi Phi

I originally had high expectations for Phi Phi with it being the top of many people’s lists when visiting Thailand. I had been told by someone who had visited several times that the islands attract hippies and evoke a hedonistic … Continue reading

How to Dive Into NZ (Without Diving Into Your Purse)

One of the things I loved about New Zealand was never being far from water. Firstly, the width of New Zealand is relatively thin so you’re never more than a 2-3 hours drive away from the coast. In fact, when … Continue reading