Park life


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So what's it like to be back? That's the question I keep asking myself. It's been about a week now, but to be honest, it could have been a month or a year. It just feels normal — not in the sense of falling into an old routine, but more like this is where I'm […]

On leaving


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People keep asking me if I’m leaving Thailand because of the protests. As dramatic a swan song as that would be, my reasons for heading off are far more mundane. It’s just time to go home. I landed in Thailand nearly nine years ago and have since spent about half that time in Bangkok with […]

Things I've been up to in Bangkok recently


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Instagram photos usually go to waste, so I thought I'd pull a few out of my account to illustrate what I've been up to in Bangkok over the past few weeks. First up, I went to Safari World. Yes, you can go on safari in Bangkok, providing you have a car and don't mind paying […]

Khao Chae


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I was pretty excited when my friend Kitty offered to take me somewhere to try Khao Chae, a summertime Thai treat that she wrote in depth about on CNNGO. People on Twitter have also been raving about the dish, so I went in with an open mind. So what is Khao Chae? I'd never heard […]

Who'd be a freelance journalist these days?


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It's probably a little ironic that people still ask me how they can get into freelance journalism. I say this because I really have no idea any more. I worked damn hard in Timor-Leste for two years and I felt like I gave freelancing my best shot and that my portfolio reflects my efforts. I […]