Why You Should Never Rent A Moped in Thailand

This tale begins on Koh Lanta, with our decision to hire mopeds (something I said I would never do, because of all the horror stories). We were staying in a lovely, if slightly inconvenient Airbnb up in the jungle, and decided to hire scooters to save on the taxi costs of getting to dinner and…

Death by Drowning in Thailand: R.I.P GoPro

Here it is; the second episode of my Thailand misadventures (and probably the saddest one yet). Seriously, this is some emotional stuff right here. My girlfriend and I had been in Thailand for about five days. We started off in Bangkok, were almost murdered in a taxi, then flew down to Krabi for a few…

The Thai Taxi Driver: Scam Artist or Serial Killer?

I’m pretty sure every tourist has a story like this one or at least some variation of it. I know a guy who spent an hour in a taxi in Thailand being driven in circles because the driver knew he was lost and unaware that he was only 5 minutes from his hotel. It happens….

Balinese New Year Boat Troubles

After Balinese New Year, a day of raucous celebrations, the majority of Bali shuts down in observance of Silent Day. For Balinese people, there is no talking, no electricity, no cars, no work and no pleasure. Even visitors are expected to obey these rules and spending Silent Day on mainland Bali means staying in your…

Paradise? I think not. Bali’s Airbnb from Hell

Now this is a story all about how my life got flip-turned upside down… just kidding. But it is a story about my worst Airbnb experience to date (and hopefully ever). This misadventure takes place in Bali, where I was travelling with three of my best friends. We had extensive planning sessions before we left…