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185 Empty White Chairs in Christchurch

There are few things more heartbreaking than seeing your home town devastated by over eleven thousand earthquakes. In a special kind of irony, Lonely Planet named Christchurch number six out of ten top cities to visit in 2013, while the mayor himself has admitted that Christchurch is “munted”. There are whole suburbs of Christchurch that [...]

The Christchurch Earthquake- A Year Ago Today.

One year ago today, my hometown Christchurch was devastated by a massive earthquake. The damage likely wouldn’t have been as severe if the infrastructure hadn’t already been weakened in the first earthquake measuring 7.1 on the 4th of September 2010. You never think this can happen to your city. Earthquakes happen in other parts of the [...]

Travel in Thailand

Taking the Night Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

When it comes to public transport, I’ve finally accepted that I’m never going to be able to get any rest. It’s ok. I’ve made my peace with it. I can’t sleep on planes, buses, or in cars. Don’t ask me why. I’ve learned not to take sleeping pills, because I never actually fall asleep, and just [...]