Articles by: Monkeetime

The Koh Tao Dive Instructor Experience
on July 1, 2013 at 05:24 / in Uncategorized

The Koh Tao Dive Instructor Experience

  Are you looking for something amazing? Do you want to do something others can only dream of? Do you wish to help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, and Davy Jones Locker Diving on Thailand’s Koh Tao island is […]

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Become a Divemaster on Koh Tao
on June 30, 2013 at 00:42 / in Uncategorized

Become a Divemaster on Koh Tao

Divemaster is the first professional level within the PADI system of diver training. This course is your ticket to a great lifestyle of beaches, sea and diving.   It is your passport to the tropics and a job you will enjoy. The Divemaster program allows you to stay in a tropical paradise not only gaining more diving experience, but learning how to guide […]

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Diving on Thailand’s Koh Tao Island
on June 29, 2013 at 03:58 / in Travel, Uncategorized

Diving on Thailand’s Koh Tao Island

Sandy beaches, palm trees, water as blue as the sky, and serenity: who doesn’t love this?  Every year I spend a few months on Koh Tao, which is Thailand’s little slice of paradise, and now let me tell you about it! At 21 square kilometres, Koh Tao is a relatively small island, a quiet slice of tropical paradise on the […]

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Kill your gods.
on March 17, 2013 at 15:57 / in Rants

Kill your gods.

Hi. If your feelings are like ripe apples and bruise easily, then you need to move on and not read this.  It is not a request to share opinions or exchange ideas, because if yours are different from mine, then I dont give half a fuck.  This is a rant, which means, I give you my opinion. No reply needed. […]

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Pope Benedict meets Pedo Bear
on March 15, 2013 at 02:37 / in Rants

Be a dick!

It is my long-standing conviction that in the world of politics, it takes a special kind of lying, cheating and scheming person to make it to the top. Politicians just about anywhere have a unique ability to smile, pose for photos, deliver speeches, and otherwise convince people that they are great… Meanwhile they spin their quite efficient webs of lies […]

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Annapurna Circuit: World's Best Trek!
on December 11, 2012 at 08:49 / in Travel

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 […]

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Himalaya – Annapurna Circuit (series)
on December 9, 2012 at 12:20 / in Videos

Himalaya – Annapurna Circuit (series)

Providing a combination of spectacular high mountain scenery, picturesque lowland farms and villages, a wealth of cultural interest and a challenging pass crossing, the 160km long Annapurna Circuit trek is simply superb.  Tucked away between the tallest peaks of the Himalayan Range, this epic trek puts one seemingly within stone’s throw from several high peaks including Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I, II, […]

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The Joys of Air Travel
on December 3, 2012 at 13:29 / in 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 […]

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Lunch high above Lake Louise
on December 2, 2012 at 11:30 / in Videos

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 […]

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Luzon, Philippines
on April 28, 2012 at 07:37 / in Photos

Luzon, Philippines

After finishing yet another contract as an English teacher in Taiwan, I decided to head to Thailand for some scuba diving and banana shakes… However, seeing that Cebu Pacific Airlines (which offered the cheapest flight) had a stopover in Manila ANYWAYS, it made sense to, well, explore a bit.         Seeing that I was heading to Thailand’s […]

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Monkeetime | North Korea
on April 27, 2012 at 21:30 / in Photos, Videos

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 […]

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Culture Shocker – Thai Children’s Book
on April 1, 2012 at 04:15 / in Travel

Culture Shocker – Thai Children’s Book

A friend of mine who is working as an English teacher in Bangkok has sent me some pictures of a kiddie book used to teach English.  This stuff is amazing… Oh yeah… This is why we travel…  The good stuff… Seems like Thailand is completely unburdened by the idea that black people are no longer believed to be made of […]

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