You Can(not) Travel The World For Free!

Lately, it seems to me that the idea of travelling around the world sits in two extreme camps, each replete with its own problems. Travelling long-term is either romanticised, a non-stop party, no cares in the world, no thought to what happens when the travelling ends. Or, occasionally, it’s demonised, usually whenever there’s a case of somebody getting injured, attacked or worse, killed. Discussion never revolves around safety standards, or killers – it centres on what the traveller did wrong.…
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September 15, 2015

Thirty Before Thirty

I’m not particularly good at setting goals. Well, actually that’s a lie. I’m good at setting them. I’m not particularly good at achieving those goals, even if it’s something…
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July 22, 2015

Life In Seat 1A

Remember that time when I waxed lyrical about flying in EVA Air’s Elite class? Yes? I talked about things like flowers in the bathroom and actual cutlery? No? Well, here’s the link in case you…
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July 7, 2015

The Dog Days Aren’t Over

The media always paints a rosy picture of owning a dog. A canine bounding over to its owner, tail wagging, all joy and slobbery kisses. Or an adorable puppy that has completely unravelled your delightfully…
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July 1, 2015

The Macau Casino Survival Guide

The first time I ever went in a casino was in Macau. Or, at least I think it was. It’s the first one I remember. I may have been to one in Newcastle before, whilst drunk and swooning over a fine hunk of heterosexual…
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June 24, 2015

On This Travel Blogging Thing

I’ve been writing this blog since way back in September 2010, which is now almost five years ago. Half a decade. When Yazhou was still a puppy and I was, well, still teaching English. OK so not much has…
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May 8, 2015

All The Delicious Things I Ate In April-i

Work, take care of dogs. Work, meet friends, research dog problems. That’s pretty much been my life lately, but I’m not complaining. I have some great things coming up in the next couple of months,…
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