FREE TEBIT! – Hatemail from Dalai Lama’s sheeple…

FREE TEBIT! – Hatemail from Dalai Lama’s sheeple…

Backpacking India (Part 9: McLeod Ganj) regularly brings in some awesome hatemail.  I bask in it.  It is almost universally idiotic, only once every never do I get a message that sort of has a point, except that when you think about it, it actually doesn’t. But most of the time the arguments crumple like a Chinese school building.  This […]

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 […]

Annapurna Circuit: World's Best Trek!

Annapurna Circuit Trek

      About the Trek Located in the dead centre of the Nepal Himalaya, the Annapurna Circuit trek is a spectacular experience, and possibly one of the best hiking adventures in the world.  The stunning scenery, variety of animals, convenient food and board, great exercise and plentiful sunshine all combine into a memorable experience, usually backed up by 2000 […]

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.

Taj Mahal reflection in the Yamuna River.

“Backpacking India” video series (2009)

This is Monkeetime’s most successful backpacking video project.  I had already visited India on several occasions, and every time had judged the country to be an absolute, mind-blowing, life-altering, stomach-upsetting acid trip.  All in a good way. Usually. The cultural diversity, the mix of riches and poverty, the insanely rich history, the population density and many many other factors all […]

Mongolia | Gers Gone Wild

Mongolia | Gers Gone Wild

Mongolia is a massive, landlocked, mostly deserted place where the sky seems to kiss the earth and where you easily forget that our planet is home to billions of people. Not exactly on any major backpacking routes, the country is still seldom visited, as most backpackers tend to roll through the “pancake trail” of South East Asia. Thus the land […]