Category «Travel»

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 …

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 …

Surviving Saigon

Vietnam –  Two weeks being completely overwhelmed in Ho Chi Minh City.  Achieved little.  But didn’t die.  Great success.   Pho-ne Crisis On the first three days, there was Pho.   On the fourth day, there was no Pho. I mean, phone.  See what I did there. So yeah, On day four, my phone stopped …

6 Unsexy Things To Do In Chiang Mai

As a parting stab gesture before I head off to Vietnam for another ‘time to light a fire under my ass‘ adventure, I want to pay tribute to my home for the past 5 and a half months –  the cheerful, albeit a bit smokey city of Chiang Mai. For much of this time, my life has been incredibly …

‘Tis The Season

  No, not Christmas.  Although we’re not out the other side of that yet:   Getting awkward now. #Merrychristmas #february #chiangmai #Thailand A post shared by Before Your Job Kills You (@beforeyourjobkillsyou) on Jan 31, 2017 at 3:10am PST   ‘Tis the season.  Burning Season, that is. Beginning around mid-February every year, farmers in Northern …

5 Items That Must Be In My Bag. Or I’m Going Home.

It appears to be all the rage these days amongst travel bloggers to compose a ‘packing list’. I’m not sure why anyone would need any help packing a bag.  I’ve done it at least 50 times.  Hell, I even used to pack my own bag for school when I was a kid.  All on my …

Sleigh-thaew Diaries NUMBER THREE

Gratitude   Gratitude is one of those concepts that people with a vague participation in the world of self-development, like to riff on. “I’m practicing Gratitude!”, they say.  Except, are you actually doing the practicing part? ARE YOU? To me, gratitude is something you either feel DEEP inside your guts, or is otherwise just a lazy self-affirmation …

53 Steps To A New Thai Visa In Malaysia.

There comes a point in every Farang’s year when he or she begins zooming out on Google Maps beyond the 100 square metres in which he or she spends his or her days. Such behaviour can be attributed to wanderlust, but also the inevitable feeling that life inside a Thai bubble is just way too freakin’ easy. …

How To Not-Get-Fat. In Chiang Mai.

I was going to title this article something boring like ‘How To Be Healthy in Thailand’, but quickly remembered that discussing health is an infinite black hole of despair. What is health?  How is it measured?  Healthy to one person might be approaching death to another. And every health cult will tell you something different; …