Respect My Shitty Culture!

Respect My Shitty Culture!

When I travel and film the world (or write about it), every so often I am quite critical of some local cultural phenomenon. Those of you that have been following Monkeetime for a while probably notice a pattern: it usually has something to do with religion, superstition, or some sort of irrational and counterproductive behaviour. The process is quite simple: […]

Malaysia – Not all insane…

Malaysia – Not all insane…

Since I released the “Trolling Malaysia” and “The Naked Truth” videos (both about the idiotic outrage over some hikers who took a couple nude photos on the summit of Malaysia’s Mt. Kinabalu, believed by idiots to be a holy mountain), I had received a tremendous amount of hate mail, which apparently is the norm under these circumstances.  I simply expressed […]

If you can marginalize stupidity, you can comfortably marginalize religion.

Marginalize religion.

In light of recent events in Paris, namely the mass murder of the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo, I have decided to write down my 2 cents. For those of you that have been living in a small hut deep in the boreal forests of Yukon for the past little while, here is what happened:  Three masked gunmen showed up at […]

Hongkong | The Metropolitan Wilderness

Hongkong | The Metropolitan Wilderness

Hongkong is, in my opinion (and let’s not fuck about, my opinion is legal tender here) one of the most livable cities in the world.  It is a bustling megacity with all the entertainment and excitement associated with a city of 5 million people, yet, a short bus or train ride away, it has beautiful mountains, and plenty of nature, […]

Monkeetime Koh Tao | Thailand’s Divestyle Island

Monkeetime Koh Tao | Thailand’s Divestyle Island

Spending several months at a time, and making my base there, I have been returning to Thailand’s Koh Tao island every year for the past ten.  There are several great reasons for that, as well as a multitude of tiny ones.  It is a comfy place. It is a quaint place. It is fun, it is a party, yet it […]

The Joys of Air Travel

The Joys of Air Travel

Air travel. Many people dread it. I guess it takes a special breed of masochist to enjoy being canned at 30,000 feet with a bunch of mammals, all of varied hygiene levels. Throw into the mix a healthy dose of turbulence, flatulence, and crew insolence, and you have yourself an adventure, but not the kind that you share on Facebook […]

Lunch high above Lake Louise

Canadian Rockies

In April 2012, without neither a plan nor notice, I ended up returning to Banff, my dinky little hometown in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  While I was not born there, I first explored the area in 2002 after being convinced by my friend Matt that it is the proverbial “cat’s ass” (you’ll have to look up that […]

Monkeetime | North Korea

Monkeetime North Korea

I have been moderately fascinated by North Korea as long as I have been aware of its existence and its political system.  An isolated, poor country, shunned by its neighbours and run by a psychopathic government…  What’s there not to be curious about? Often referred to as “communist”, North Korea is as communist as Dick Cheney is a Democrat…  The […]

"Huh... this takes photos?"

“Backpacking India (2009)” – a photo journey

Photography is not my speciality.  Even though I started documenting my travels way back in 2003 using a Fuji digicam which shot grainy 1 megapixel snaps, I only seem to get one good photo out of maybe 1000 trigger pulls…  It is safe to say that Monkeetime is not and probably will not be about quality photos. For that, you […]

Trans-Siberian Railway: Russia Photos, May-June 2003 (Part 2: Novosibirsk and Moscow)

Trans-Siberian Railway: Russia Photos, May-June 2003 (Part 2: Novosibirsk and Moscow)

Here is the second part of our journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway.  In this gallery you will find pics from Novosibirsk and Moscow.