Travel Diary

Like travel, writing is best enjoyed when it’s shared

March 9, 2011
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Writing, like travel and happiness is best when it is shared. If you can’t share your travels with someone who cares, you’re missing out. This year I intend to explore shared travel as much as I can.

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A holiday from travel

October 29, 2010
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A brief update on my travelling and why I’ve decided to stop for now, and what I plan to do for the foreseeable future.

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Campaign Report Part 3 – future plans and photos

September 5, 2010
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The third of a 3-part series of reports on my PCs for Migrant Children campaign. It turned out to be far more successful than I imagined and it kept me very, very busy in Maesot right up until the morning I left. Thank you to all who contributed either financially or with getting the word out. You have helped improve the lives of hundreds of children!

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Campaign Report Part 2 – achievements and lessons learned

August 30, 2010
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The second of a 3-part series of reports on my PCs for Migrant Children campaign. It turned out to be far more successful than I imagined and it kept me very, very busy in Maesot right up until the morning I left. Thank you to all who contributed either financially or with getting the word out. You have helped improve the lives of hundreds of children!

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Campaign Report Part 1 – why and how much?

August 27, 2010
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The first of a 3-part series of reports on my PCs for Migrant Children campaign. It turned out to be far more successful than I imagined and it kept me very, very busy in Maesot right up until the morning I left. Thank you to all who contributed either financially or with getting the word out. You have helped improve the lives of hundreds of children!

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The experience of an unlikely volunteer English teacher

July 16, 2010
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I’m a unlikely, newly recruited, English language teacher for a Karen migrant school found on the Thai-Burma border. In this article I just relay some of my daily and classroom experiences so far, and my take on my progress and that of the children.

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One of the perils that await you off the beaten track

June 23, 2010

When on a motorcycle in southeast Asia, be careful of road conditions and drive a semi-automatic or manual bike. Drive slowly, then go slower. :)

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Is this how you cut a watermelon?

April 19, 2010
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Approx. reading time: 10minutes. Sunday was an interesting day for several reasons and since I love the sound of my own voice I’m going to blab about it. Currently I’m hiding out somewhere in Bali, namely ‘Legian Beach Bungalows’ at a mere IDR:80,000 per night.  The cheapest accommodation I’ve found by far, and much better […]

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It’s rarely just a coconut

February 12, 2010
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Like most capital cities, Vientiane is not representative of how the majority of the population live. It is a small city with two or three main streets within which you will find most of the things you need.  I did very little in the way of touristy sight-seeing while I was there and opted instead […]

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Bangkok to Nong Khai

January 14, 2010

As I start to write this, I’ve been in Nong Khai for about an hour and already I feel the journey has been worth while.  It all started over 13 hours ago… To get to Nong Khai there are a variety of paths you can take – all the most obvious forms of public transport […]

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