Hello Sir, Massage?

Two girls (I forget their names), Lauren, Vicki and I had just finished dinner and were looking into getting some drinks to chill and hangout.  Lauren and Vicki were already pretty good for drinking after the previous night's debauchery and I went along with the girls anyway because  I suffer from serious FOMO (fear of missing out).  As the night progressed, I realized that I didn’t have the same recovery time as I used to so I decided to leave the girls so they can do their thing. Wandering Pub street alone as a guy can be interesting: you see the...

Feeding the Fishes: Scuba in Koh Tao

I had heard rumblings of how it was cheaper in Thailand to do your scuba license, particularly in Koh Tao. But I figured it would be relatively the same in the other islands of Thailand. We didn’t have many days left on our visa and I didn’t want to rush from one island to another JUST to scuba. So while in Koh Lanta island I looked up how much the 4 day open water scuba course would cost. A whopping $200 CAD cheaper in Koh Tao WITH 3 nights of accommodation included. It was a no brainer. So with 6...

5 Months

Writing these posts makes us dread the fact that we have less and less time to see everything :( Still, an experience to remember!...

4 months

Here's a quick recap of what we've been up to in the past 4 months of travelling. Time goes by so fast!...

Battered & Bruised

I have very little to say after my traumatizing and painful experience. You never know real pain until you realize you're laughing and crying at the same time suffering from an extremely hard elbow to the groin. I've illustrated my experience to best describe my 60 min. of torture. ...

Istanbul is full of surprises

To be honest, I am wildly naïve and ignorant about this part of the world. The closest thing I have experienced to a Muslim country is our short and slightly cushy trip to Morocco a few years back. It was a culture shock then, and I was bracing myself for it here. I was waiting for the city to overwhelm me, to overtake the senses and make me want to crawl into a ball with my eyes closed and my hands over my ears. Like I said, I was ignorant. With my mind full of media stories and warnings from friends,...