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?

Tri-Dash Bangkok – Olympic distance bike & run

Have you ever had a dream in which you turned up to something completely unprepared? For example, you dream you arrive at your office without pants on… and have to meet your client in your undies?! Or you dream you have a big presentation on Wednesday… but you arrive on Tuesday, and the boss is ready for your presentation… … More Tri-Dash Bangkok – Olympic distance bike & run