Thailand: Wat Pho: What You Need To Know

This week, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of what you need to know to get the most from your visit. A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WAT PHOConnector.Dress AppropriatelyOf course, being a temple, make sure you are dressed respectably, with shoulders and knees covered, wearing shoes that can easily slip on and off. Of course, being a temple, make … Read More

Thailand: Wat Pho

The city’s largest reclining Buddha, measuring 150 feet long. The largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand—over a thousand. The national headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine—including Thai massage.I recommend that if you are going to visit any temple in Bangkok, let this be the one. I recommend that if you are going to visit any … Read More

Thailand: The Bathroom Talk

Now, you should be warned, I am not afraid to get real with you on this blog. My mission is to give you an in-depth look at Thai life, and in this case, address one of the most frequent questions I get the first time someone’s “gotta go”: How does this work? What do I do? In the US, it’s … Read More

Thailand: Songkran

You know those moments when you feel as though you are watching a perfect scene from a movie? The light is golden, the overwhelming noise seems to fade, and you get to watch a moment so exquisite, it is like you are experiencing it in slow motion. The sun is setting, though the day is still hot. I watch a … Read More

Thailand: Let the Water Fight Begin

It is blistering hot outside, the kind of heat that dries your lungs out with every breath. I am sitting here in the shade of a mango tree, and my phone is telling me it is over 100 degrees. In my head, I am mapping out a way to make it home concealed in the shade as much as possible. … Read More

Visiting Kibale National Park? 10 Things You Must Know.

When most people think of the wildlife in Uganda, the famed mountain gorillas immediately come to mind. Now, not to take anything away from those amazing creatures, but you would be missing out if you visited Uganda and did not take the opportunity to spend some time with our closest relatives, the chimpanzees. Our genome is a 96% match to … Read More

Guide to Surviving Kampala: 10 Must-know Tips

This bustling hub of Uganda is full of energy and always humming with life. While it might seem extremely overwhelming at first, Kampala has its own charm – and in terms of major metropolitan cities is one of the safest in East Africa. Most travelers move quickly through Kampala, using it only as a gateway to their safaris in the … Read More

Thailand: A Country in Mourning. King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who ruled the Thai people for more than 70 years, died on Thursday, October 14, 2016, in Bangkok. Until today, anyone living the world under the age of 70 has never known a day where when he was not the King of Thailand. He was considered a beacon of stability in Southeast Asia despite the numerous coups … Read More

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE: Want to go trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains?

The Rwenzori Mountains are hands-down the most incredible place I have ever explored. Vastly diverse environments, a huge variety of endemic plants and animals, glaciers on the equator, and the highest mountain range in Uganda! To head into these mountains – You absolutely, without an option, have to use a guide. There are two companies that offer trekking services into … Read More