DOs and DON’Ts for Your First Trip to Bali

Bisakih Temple

Bali is one of the most tourist-friendly destinations that I’ve traveled to in Asia. Usually, when traveling it helps to expect things to go wrong—that way you are better prepared to handle the situation when something does inevitably go not as planned. When planning a rough itinerary for a week in Bali, I jokingly added “visit hospital to take care of monkey bite” as a way to keep this in … Continue reading…

Koh Lanta – Thai Muslims, Jellyfish, and Magic Mushroom Shakes

empty beach at bamboo bay koh lanta thailand

The island of Koh Lanta is kind of a strange place. It’s the sort of place where Swedish families build sandcastles next to beach bars that serve up psychedelic milkshakes for customers who party all night and won’t fall asleep until after the neighborhood mosque has announced the dawn call to prayer. Coming from the north of Thailand, it really is quite a change up to see the majority of … Continue reading…