After Elizabeth Gilbert published her best-selling novel Eat, Pray, Love, Bali’s tourism numbers shot up as vast numbers of eager readers made the pilgrimage to find their new spiritual self. But is Bali really the mystical realm made out in the books and films?
A group of boys stand on a hill in Bali, Indonesia wearing school uniforms. Bali is an island province east of Jakarta. This photo was taken just outside of Denpasar, the provincial capital.
Between 2010 and 2014 I left Canada to live and work in Seoul, South Korea. I returned to Canada in 2014 after three months of touring Southeast Asia. Here’s why I’m going back to this part of the world that I can’t get out of my head.
A peek out of the Población (town proper) in El Nido, Palawan, in the Philippines. El Nido is considered to have some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the Philippines. The town was originally called Bacuit, but was changed in 1954 to El Nido, with nido meaning “bird’s nest” in Spanish. El Nido is where much […]
Cambodia. A country that’s difficult to talk about without mentioning either the ongoing state of poverty in which so many of its citizens live, or without mentioning the horrors of the genocide of the Khmer Rouge only a few decades past. It would be a shame to reduce such a beautiful country to its darkest […]
The Chinese New Year has come and the Year of the Horse has officially begun. I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong during the celebrations and got a first hand look at how the Chinese celebrate their biggest holiday of the year.
As of January 13th of this month, the city of Bangkok, Thailand has been shutdown in a political protest against widespread government corruption.
I have one rule that’s never failed to serve me well when travelling in Asia. Always try the noodle soup. Thailand is certainly no exception. Here’s part two of a slightly obsessive series on noodle soups in Asia.