Travel Stories

An Adventure Exploring Angkor Wat on Halloween

Sunrise Over Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and has been on my bucket list for years. It was a no-brainer I would picket it as my destination for Halloween 2015. My day in Angkor Wat began before 5 AM. A friend and I had rented a room in a guesthouse in Siem Reap, the town closest to …

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What Wat Pho Massage School is Like

Just completed my first day at the Wat Pho Massage School. I’m hooked. Not only am I very excited to add Thai massage to my repertoire of skills for helping others, the massage I received afterwards was literally Skye-shattering! Wat Pho is one of Thailand’s oldest temples and regarded as the best of the royal-grade temples in Bangkok. There you will find a 46-foot reclining Buddha, …

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Did Helsinki Just Become My Favorite City?

Sunset in Helsinki

All year I’ve been saying that Edinburgh is my favorite city in the world. Then I arrived in Helsinki. What the hell? Sure it’s expensive, but so is Edinburgh. Don’t worry, I’m still planning to spend a few months in Edinburgh next year. But I might be spending a month or two in Finland too. I’ve always thought of Finland …

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You Can’t Rush Perfection at Siam Wisdom

Siam Wisdom Dining

Recently I had the honor of being selected by Siam Wisdom for a cooking class with their lead chef. Then I had a full dinner there. Now I have a new standard for Thai food. Siam Wisdom was originally established in 2014 in a rustic wooden house built over 90 years ago. Mr. Christian Johann Jadpradit Kostner, the Iron (head) Chef, …

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How I Spent an Afternoon in a Finnish Prison (Updated)

Finnish Prison on Suomonlinna Prison

This is the post you’ve all been waiting for. I’ll finally answer why I was in a Finnish prison for an afternoon in Helsinki. Just to be clear, I wasn’t the prisoner. Honestly, I don’t know if I should be writing this post. I might get in trouble. But if I get sent to prison for it, I’ll be happy …

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