I needed to go from Patong to Chiang Mai and was contemplating flying with AirAsia. Since I had a checked luggage in the form of a backpack, I would need to pay extra for it. In order to save some money, I decided to take the bus from Phuket to Chiang Mai. From what I researched, Green Bus Thailand is the only bus company that travels from Phuket to Chiang Mai directly. … [Read more...]
Hi, I’m Vincent. Welcome to my travel blog and the adventure that is my life.
Life is too short – it can end or limit you anytime – and one shouldn’t work too much. I left my professional career in Toronto, Canada, in order to travel around the world. Of course, I’m also photographing the beautiful places I visit and the extraordinary individuals I meet.
The world is big, so I’m going to travel and make it smaller.
Did I mention I love meeting new people? The locals I meet give perspective on life and help me see the world as it is – not a corporate world of big cities with people working overtime to payoff mortgages. The travellers I meet, well, let’s just say they have some do-not-tell-my-mom stories and they’re just as interesting as the locals. I’m always humbled at how many travellers I meet that worked and saved money for a year, quit their jobs, delayed school, or ended a relationship all for the life of travel.
I walk the road less travelled, eat new foods, dance salsa (or at least I try), drink the local beers, and as Johnny Walker says, “just keep walking.” I always appreciate a bottle of Black Label.
I started this travel blog for people to follow my adventures, encourage people to travel more, offer travel advice, and help me supplement my travel expenses.
I hope you will do your part in mankind’s necessity to explore: get moving and travel. One or two-week all-inclusive vacations don’t constitute as travel or exploration; those are for tourists. Don’t be a gringo.
When I first arrived to Patong by way of an airport shuttle, I saw a female motorcyclist with a shirt that read, “Good men go to heaven. Bad men go to Patong.” The workers are trying to get you into their bars and strip clubs. You’ll see signs for discounted beers at 70 baht or two-for-one specials. Then there’s the heaps of strip clubs or commonly known as ping pong … [Read more...]
I read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings in a four-week span before the movies were released. Yeah, I read them that fast. Mind you, I didn’t have access to internet or a computer back then and a book was the way to go. It was for the best looking back at it now. I visited the Shire last month so I wrote this Hobbiton tour review. One of the owners at the Matamata … [Read more...]
The Phuket airport transfer booths are readily visible as soon as you leave the international baggage claim area. The shuttles go from Phuket airport to Phuket Town, Patong, Karon and Kata. From what I noticed, the prices are pretty standard. Even the airport transfer booths outside the airport were showing the same prices. Mind you, I didn’t look at all the prices to … [Read more...]
Gone are the days of individuals travelling abroad every few years (I know, some people never leave the country). The wanderlust is real. People want to travel often – within the same year – to exotic archipelagos, foodie cities, and glacier regions. But the cost of travel isn’t always low, especially when it comes to flights. I’ll give you my tips on how to find cheap … [Read more...]