Traditional Blind Massage

blindmassageThailand is known for its ancient massage techniques, but here’s something you may not realize: there’s also a longstanding tradition of training masseuses who are visually impaired. Continue reading

Schönhauser Blues

lagerfeld“Gentrification” is the ultimate buzzword in Berlin these days. But I was surprised to find another neighbourhood besides the much-moaned about Neukölln and Kreuzberg changing dramatically: Mitte, the city’s prime shopping haunt. Continue reading

Full Moon Rising

fullmoonA couple weeks later, and I’m still recovering from my sober/work experience at Koh Phangan’s notorious Full Moon Party. Continue reading

Chasing Iboga

10310546_297566237078699_1108585055366805439_nI’m back in Bangkok after filming for the last week on the beautiful island Koh Phangan. One of the stories we filmed for Coconuts TV was about a psychedelic substance called ibogaine, that’s said to be a miracle cure for drug addiction.



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Bloggers Unite

diaI’ve been MIA as of late — but with very good reason! I’m back in beautiful Bangkok, visiting old friends and haunts, working on articles that have been simmering for some time and eagerly discovering new stories to tell. But one of the best moments so far, hands-down, has been the 2014 Digital Innovation Asia conference. Continue reading

Love, Sex and (Online) Drugs

elitedailyI’m channelling my fictional literary heroine Carrie Bradshaw today, with my very first article for Elite Daily’s dating section. While I’ve never seen my name in print next to the word “SEX”, I have to admit – it looks pretty damn good! Continue reading

The First Weekend of Summer in Berlin

nightwalkThe first weekend of summer has officially come and gone in Berlin, and I’m still in awe. I came here at the end of October last year when the weather started to tailspin. Every Berliner I talked to was in total ruins, mourning for that summer feeling (they say) is so indescribable, a feeling that you have to experience to fully understand. This weekend, I finally got my first hemic taste. Continue reading

Debating Cool

zolasLast week’s interview with The Zolas frontman Zach Gray was an interesting discussion on the essence of cool. Somehow it got from Zach’s hair looking really Jewish when he grows it (not cool), to the time he fell in love with a girl and losing her from being a  jerk and trying too hard (not cool either). Continue reading


reginaI owe an apology for neglecting my blog — I’ve been back home in Canada visiting family and friends!

Since I left Regina, Saskatchewan two years ago to pursue this lofty dream of “seeing the world”, a lot has changed in my little prairie town. You have to dial 306 before the area code now and Canada doesn’t have a penny (1 cent coin) anymore! The population has also grown by around 30,000 and it seems like there’s more people from different cultures and ethnicities here than ever before. It’s very beautiful. Oh yeah, and everything’s getting more expensive too — I was mortified to go to Viet Thai and find the lunch menu up by $2!

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Low Oxytocin Levels

nicholasthorburnI recently talked to the lead singer for indie rock band Islands, and to be honest, he’s feeling down lately. Continue reading