14 things that now seem normal about expat-life in Bangkok

Since moving to Bangkok a few years ago, there have been many cultural surprises. Some I love… some… not so much.    1.    You can drink your milk with a straw. No obligation, but the option’s there. When you buy milk at the 7/11 or supermarket, the cashier always gives you two straws. One … More 14 things that now seem normal about expat-life in Bangkok

Penang: exploring a cultural melting pot

A few long-weekends ago, I went to Malaysia to explore the islands of Penang and Langkawi with my fellow Bangkok Expat friends: Petra (from Croatia) and Brad (from USA). This combination of personalities turned out to be a grand cultural adventure in itself, as we managed to intrigue, disagree with, and amuse each other with our … More Penang: exploring a cultural melting pot

Indonesian Adventures Part 3: More on Scuba Junkie Dive Resort

In my last two blog posts, I wrote about deciding to quit law to become a Dive Master, and my trip to Indonesia, to check out Scuba Junkie. I fell in love with Komodo and have decided to move there in December! I mentioned that part of the resort’s charm is that it feels wild and … More Indonesian Adventures Part 3: More on Scuba Junkie Dive Resort

Indonesian Adventures Part 2: a new home – Scuba Junkie Dive Resort, Komodo

So I found my happy place… and new home! Scuba Junkie Dive Resort, Komodo Indonesia… A little resort on an isolated beach: After deciding I will do my Dive Master Training (DMT) in the coming year, I was busting to check out Scuba Junkie Komodo as a possible location. Mum and I had a whale … More Indonesian Adventures Part 2: a new home – Scuba Junkie Dive Resort, Komodo

Indonesian Adventures Part 1: diving Komodo… and maybe moving there?

Recently, I spent a week diving Komodo National Park, Indonesia. The purpose of the trip was to find a location to do my Dive Master Training (DMT), the first level of professional diving. I have decided to take a break from my legal/human rights career to become a Dive Master – something I have wanted … More Indonesian Adventures Part 1: diving Komodo… and maybe moving there?