Category: Asia


Becoming an Advanced Adventurer Scuba Diver on Koh Tao

Imagine you’re a high school student in a classroom. Imagine you’re the only student in the classroom. Imagine it’s something dreaded — like chemistry, or any math class. Imagine your teacher points at you and yells “POP QUIZ” every few minutes, like one of those water...


Twenty-four hours in Guangzhou, China

The ticketing lady’s face turned a violent red as her twiggy arms dragged my 52 kilogram canvas suitcase into the luggage area. “Anything else?” She smiled, sweat dripping down the sides of her face. What she didn’t know was that I’d already checked in a surfboard...


The Worst Thing About Indonesia: The Trash Problem

“Why did you just throw that into the ocean?… WHY?” The fishermen who had just tossed a bottle filled with yellow liquid overboard began giggling. “It’s petrol!” They laughed. “Why would you throw petrol into the water?!” Moritz jumped into the ocean and began swimming towards the bottle...