The 12 best and worst places to live

I am moving for the 30th time this week! I can get used to the idea of moving all the time, but the process remains tedious. Each time, I hate how much stuff we have. The more you have, the more annoying and costly it is to move. I miss the days where I could … More The 12 best and worst places to live

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From the outskirts of Phnom Penh to the garbage site of Siem Reap – in the field with Mith Samlanh and Kaliyan Mith

(reblogged from http://friends-international.org/blog/index.php/from-the-outskirts-of-phnom-penh-to-the-garbage-site-of-siem-reap-in-the-field-with-mith-samlanh-and-kaliyan-mith/) As part of the 3PC Partnership Programme for the Protection of Children, Friends-International works together with nine civil society organisations (CSOs) in five provinces in Cambodia to strengthen child protection systems through capacity building and coordination with and contributions to national and sub-national child protection responses in Cambodia. Wanchi – 3PC Child Protection … More From the outskirts of Phnom Penh to the garbage site of Siem Reap – in the field with Mith Samlanh and Kaliyan Mith

Bangkok traffic as seen from a motorbike taxi (and DJ Kilmore)

In Bangkok, when you want to cut through traffic fastest, motorbike taxis are your answer! Today, I decided to film my route from home to work and back (and realised my camera is crap at focusing in the dark). I hope you enjoy the clip! Speaking of shut up and “drive”… Yesterday, I did a … More Bangkok traffic as seen from a motorbike taxi (and DJ Kilmore)

Ten things that are ‘normal’* in Thailand, but not elsewhere… and vice versa

* By ‘normal’, I mean ‘socially accepted’ rather than ‘common’. Ten things that are ‘normal’ in Thailand, but not elsewhere 1. Eating disorders When you visit Thailand, you notice soon enough that everyone is pretty slim or even skinny. When I first arrived, I thought this was a natural thing – generally speaking, Asians have … More Ten things that are ‘normal’* in Thailand, but not elsewhere… and vice versa

Thailand floods 2011 – Volunteering for relief

This monsoon season and its heavy floods have been the worst in 50 years in Thailand. So far, there have been nearly 300 reported deaths, over two million people affected (with 110,000 people left homeless) and damages are estimated up to US$ 5.1 billion. And water levels are continuing to rise due to heavy rain … More Thailand floods 2011 – Volunteering for relief