I’m just going to jump right into it and say that riding dirt bikes through the amazing landscape of Bali is one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced. Such a massive bucket-list tick-off! A friend of mine had gone on a dirt bike tour a few months earlier, and couldn’t stop talking about it, so I knew I had to check it out. I brought my friends Alyona and Logan, and we called up our friend Ari at Bali Dirt Bikes to see what it was…Continue Reading “Badass Dirt Bikes Off The Beaten Track in Bali”
One of the best things about being based in Bali (except for the weather, the beaches, the parties, the people, the food, and a few other things) is the ability to go on weekend getaways to amazing locations! We got an invitation to head over to Le Pirate Beach Club in Nusa Ceningan, and were quick to jump on the opportunity. Nusa Ceningan is linked to Nusa Lembongan, which is just a 30 minute boat ride from Sanur in Bali. As soon as we got to Lembongan, we…Continue Reading “Weekend Getaway to Nusa Ceningan and Le Pirate”
Oh damn! There is no place like Japan. Simply put. Game over. Jen and I were so stoked to travel to Toyko, we didn’t talk about anything else all summer. We’re both obsessed with Japan, and we couldn’t wait for our two weeks of exploring the land of the rising sun! In Tokyo, we decided to stay in Kōenji, a small area of Tokyo in Suginami ward, just a bit west of Shinjuku. First of all, accommodation in Japan is EXPENSIVE, so unless you’re filthy rich, prepare…Continue Reading “Japan Madness – Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara & Hiroshima”
Tiffany “Timebomb” van Soest is an american muay thai fighter, training and living in Bali. She’s a four time muay thai world champion, and is widely recognised as the best female muay thai fighter in the world. I happen to train with Tiffany at Bali MMA, so I pitched to I Magazine Bali to do an interview with her about being the best in the world! I shot these photos and interviewed Tiffany in December 2015. Here is the interview in its entirety. When Tiffany “Time Bomb” van Soest (26)…Continue Reading “Tiffany van Soest – A Kicking Timebomb”
Inle Lake is situated in the Shan state in Myanmar, a state known for its beautiful mountains, valleys, and landscapes. Being in a place like this, I wanted to go trekking, and experience the real village-life of the Burmese people. Myanmar – Part 1: Yangon Myanmar – Part 2: Bagan Myanmar – Part 3: Inle Lake I walked around town and found a tiny little office with a man who offered trekking tours. It breaks my heart that I don’t remember his name, because this…Continue Reading “Myanmar – Part 4: Trekking in the Mountains of Shan State”
After Bagan, I wanted to explore Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar and the home of the Intha people. The Intha people live along the shores of the lake, and on the lake itself, on houses built on stilts. Myanmar – Part 1: Yangon Myanmar – Part 2: Sunrise over Bagan The fishermen of Inle Lake are known for their one-foot boat balancing-and-stearing-skills. They’ve got balance skills that makes your yoga class look like a joke, and I was blown away watching them…Continue Reading “Myanmar – Part 3: Exploring Inle Lake”
After Yangon, it was time to head North to Bagan. I have seen my fair share of temples and monuments in the past, but nothing could prepare me for the incredible beauty of Bagan and its pagodas.