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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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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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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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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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"Dude, the agressive way you deal with street urchins and your sober attitude about travel are TOTALLY killing my buzz..."
on March 18, 2012 at 06:28 / in Hate Mail

“Eating in India doesnt give you diarrhea!” (Backpacking India: Part 18 – Pushkar)

There is drama over the Pushkar video, which apparently is a massive source of hurt feelings… From Neem0droid Dude, Seems like you come to India to see monkeys/Cows, lol.. And I don’t want to blame the American Tourists. there are a million good ones,who come to India to understand the culture or experience the diversities..and many more things. Seems like […]

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The eagerly awaited Ronery Pranet guide to North Korea (printed by the Ministry of Tourism of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) has finally hit store shelves worldwide.  It can also be purchased on Amazon.com ($29.99 plus shipping) as well as all DPRK foreign missions.
on March 15, 2012 at 10:37 / in Travel

Lonely Planet – North Korea

Introducing North Korea Eagerly assuming its place among the world’s top travel destinations, even more so since the 2009 Kimchaek nuclear test, North Korea is an epic adventure.  From the wide open and empty streets of Pyongyang to the push and shove of the interrogation room of the Yodok Concentration Camp for political dissidents, from the landmine-studded Demilitarized Zone to […]

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"Guys... Let's go to McMomo's!"
on March 7, 2012 at 05:41 / in Travel

“Momo Madness!” – Monkeetime on CNN Go (briefly…)

A few days ago I was asked to make a contribution to a CNN Go article about momos, the Himalayan dumpling whose popularity has spread it like a wildfire to various places throughout South and East Asia.  Monkeetime devotees know that I tend to not care a whole lot about local foods as for me grub is all about nourishment […]

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Fucked up priorities...
on February 29, 2012 at 03:57 / in Rants

Ashes and riots…

As I type this (Feb 29, 2012), various news channels are filled with reports of riots in Afghanistan (and elsewhere) as a response to some copies of the Koran being burned at the Bagram Air Base.  Being a rabid antitheist, and, for the time being, free of the various forces of censorship which normally shut down free speech out there […]

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YOU DON'T NEED THESE!!!!!!!
on February 16, 2012 at 10:11 / in Rants

Animal Keychains… A short rant about runaway consumerism.

Every time I have visited China, there was some sort of new fad, something cute, some sort of accessory that everyone wanted, something, anything.  Recently a new, rather sick craze took over the land: animal keychains. Not injection-moulded plastic elephants and giraffes, but live turtles, salamanders and fish jammed into a plactic, water-filled  bag, sealed, and sold for as little as […]

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