The Chiang Mai markets are to feast over. There’s plenty of food to go around from mango sticky rice to pad Thai You may have not guessed it, but the old city is big on supplying fresh fruit smoothies. There’s at least one street vendor selling them every two-minute walk. And the markets are saturated with fruit smoothie vendors. The Chiang Mai markets also cook up crepes … [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.
I travelled to Santa Cruz Island in July of 2016. The island is home to giant tortoises, great nearby diving with hammerheads at Gordon Rocks, and of course, the Charles Darwin Research Station. The video below is just a few of the highlights. https://youtu.be/OUCYTdJ8DD4 … [Read more...]
I went to the Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in March, 2017. I’m skeptical about so-called elephant sanctuaries in Thailand or any other part of the world. Usually, these places are not sanctuaries, but grounds for making profits from mistreated elephants. I chose the Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (not to be confused with Maerim Elephant Home) because it was recommended by the … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]