Jungle Trekking to Village Homestays in Nepal

It was the evening after I’d been roared at by a wild tiger that I met British zoologist, John Sparshatt, in Thakudwara, Nepal.  I quickly grew to know him as Jungle John and he told me we could trek through the jungle to a village homestay not too far from here.  We were sharing a starlight Read More …

Ban Gioc Waterfall – The Best of Northern Vietnam

Ban Gioc waterfall sits in a river valley full of jungle covered karst mountains and is the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen.  Oh yeah, plus Ban Gioc is the largest waterfall in Asia and 4th largest waterfall at an international border in the world!  Simply put, Ban Gioc is a must see destination for any Read More …

Still in Nepal

Most of you already know that I left Korea in early March to embark on an epic backpacking journey through Asia.  The last 4 months have had their share of ups and downs, most recently with LiveTravelTeach.com being offline.  The good news is I’m back online and still loving it in Nepal. I originally came Read More …

Snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit – Manang

Getting snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit means I actually had some down time to put together this post.  Luckily the Throng La Hotel in Manang has some wifi so I thought I’d tell you all about the trip so far.  The first few days of our expedition has been quite enjoyable with a day Read More …

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Agra is famous throughout the world for the Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is one of the new seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.  Everyone has heard of it and its on plenty of bucketlists so it was an easy choice to visit Agra after celebrating Holi in Mathura.   Read More …

An Epic Farewell to Asia

Life has been crazy lately, personally, professionally and passionately crazy.  In no small part due to the fact that I’m moving out of Korea in March 2017!  I’ve got a tentative arrival planned for Europe months later but regardless of where I end up I’ll likely be saying goodbye to Asia, my home for the Read More …

Blue Flames of Kawah Ijen Volcano – Java, Indonesia

The Secret behind the Blue flames of Ijen Volcano Java The fascinating fact about Ijen Volcano Java is that it emits Blue Flames. Many people are curious and excited about these Blue flames and visit this group of composite volcanoes, just to have a glimpse of it. These Blue Flames are due to burning Sulphur. This Read More …

Mt. Bromo – Self Guided Sunrise Hike

My absolute favorite part of Java was the sunrise hike up Mt. Bromo.  Bromo, an active volcano, is tucked away in the Sand Sea in the middle of Java, Indonesia.  You can hike up to the rim of Bromo and hear the volcano erupt like a jet engine or head for the rim of the Read More …

What will I do after Korea?

What will I do after Korea?  I love Korea and she’s been good to me for the past 3 years.  But these last few months have been filled with introspection.  There’s a strong likelihood I’m leaving Korea after this contract.  I feel as though writing this post makes it even more probable but only time Read More …

3 nights in Puerto Princessa, Palawan – Philippines

After a few day on Cebu Ronda and I departed for Palawan where my brother, Ben, was waiting for us in Puerto Princessa. Truth be told this city is really just a hub and the best thing to do is head north for Sabang, Port Barton or El Nido but if you’ve got a few days Read More …