Chang, Hammocks, and Other Ways To Get Fat While Living in Thailand

Okay, so I’m not exactly fat. But when I came to live in Thailand for a few months, it was with several clear goals: -Complete a second edit on my novel…check! -Absorb the lifestyle, i.e. beach, food, hammocks, pace of life…check! -Maintain my relative fitness and lose a little weight…EPIC FAIL!! I’m nearly 40, and…

Thailand 3 Month Anniversary…So What’s Next?

Today marks the 3 month anniversary of Leslie and I moving from Korea to Koh Yao Noi, Thailand. And what better way to celebrate, than an afternoon at our favorite spot on the island, Had Yao Beach, followed by chilled wine in our hammocks as we blog. Hic! I’ll post about Yao Noi again soon,…

Life On Koh Yao Noi, Where the Biggest Decision Is Which Beach To Choose

In a month, Leslie and I will leave Koh Yao Noi for India. By the time we depart, we’ll have been on this fabulous little Thai island that we call home almost 4 months, and despite our excitement of going to India, it will nevertheless be a little sad. Yao Noi is a small, peaceful…

Untold Tales 26: Surprising Diving, Jeju Island, South Korea

Scuba diving is a hobby that I love dearly but do rarely. That’s largely because I’m a scuba snob, diving only in warm, tropical waters, a la Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines…you get the idea. That’s until I visited the ‘Hawaii of South Korea,’ Jeju Island. That the Korean Tourist Board tagged it with Hawaii is…

Office Becomes Beach, and Visa Versa

Today, May 31st, marks the one week anniversary of moving into our new house on Koh Yao Noi. So far so good, and t’would be an understatement if I said that it wasn’t amazing. There have been a few hiccups, inevitably…12 hour power-cuts, torrential storms, giant cockroaches…but all in all it’s been a smooth transition.…

Living The Dream

As we all know, life has a funny way of surprising us. When we least expect it, some unknown event happens and changes everything. It can be for the better or for the worse, but it’s how we deal with it that matters. When the school that I taught ESL at in Korea unexpectedly closed…