Top 10 Things You Cannot Miss In Generic Tourist Destination

All artwork is my own.  You can steal it, but why would you?  I mean, a five year old could do better.  Don’t be pathetic. Recently ranked #1 in National Travel Lust Magazine’s ‘Places To Go Right Now or Kill Yourself, You Loser’  Hype List, Generic Tourist Destination has every serious traveller talking. Situated 100km off …

The Chiang Mai Burning Season Apocalypse Survival Guide

“And we’re going to let it burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn.” – Goulding, Leviticus 8:14 (I think) Questions and Answers What is Burning Season? ‘Burning Season’ refers to a period of the year when farmers in and around Northern Thailand slash and burn their crops. Why is this …

MotorPsyche Diaries Part 5

MEDITATION Last week some guys with a digger turned up, and begun tearing up the road next to my apartment block.  One would assume they’ve been contracted to do this given that they’ve spent several days creating various sized holes and trenches, and no one has stopped them. Are they searching for buried treasure, I …

MotorPsyche Diaries Part 4

A violent purge of thoughts down the toilet of life.   Scammed Good news, everyone – I got scammed. While getting scammed is objectively not a reason for celebration, I’ve chosen to turn the episode into a valuable learning experience.  Because as far as I can see, it’s either that, or spend my days feeling …

Beginner Hitchhiking In Macedonia

No, you’ve got it all wrong.  This is not the “inevitable” hobofication of Before Your Job Kills You.  Don’t listen to those “top financial analysts” that have been all over the news lately, claiming that BYJKY is neither solvent, nor anything resembling the leading media enterprise it claims to be.  They’re wrong, I tell ya’. …

International Court of Travel Injustice: The Bus No Go Case

The International Court of Travel Injustice has been created to resolve unnecessary lawsuits based on petty travel frustrations.  The Court is not recognised by any authority, or by anyone, anywhere, in fact.  Therefore it does not follow traditional procedures, and is largely a farce. Today’s trial is a civil dispute between hyper arrogant blogging empire Before …

A Letter From Behind The Curtain

  11th October 2017 Dearest Mother, I hope this letter finds you well. I write to you on the eighth day of this great Eastern European expedition, upon which I’ve embarked.  Surely did I arrive in the Kingdom of Bulgaria, Wednesday the last. My vessel was that of Wizzair, a large Hungarian aviation machine that …

Before Your Job Kills You Is Back For More

Here’s a recap of what’s happened so far: I was born.   As I left the womb, I cried my eyes out, and those in attendance noted my incessantly babyish behaviour.  Twenty Seven years passed, with maturity being a welcome/unwelcome by-product of the process.  As I shifted into my 29th year, I read Camus and warmly …