We Don’t Need No

I’ll start this entry with an insignificant confession: I am already home, writing this at my kitchen while simultaneously innocently stalking my neighbours and eating a sweet curd product that doesn’t have a translation: google sūrelis and maybe you’ll get something comprehensible. In other words, I’m not in Thailand anymore, however, I do want to … Continue reading We Don’t Need No

Cognitive Consulate Consistency

What’s wrong with people working in consulates? An alternative question: what the hell? If you remember my very first entry (which is still accessible for any passionate reader, hint hint), I was telling you how much shocked and appalled I was with what a woman working in the Thai consulate in Lithuania told me during … Continue reading Cognitive Consulate Consistency

Bangkok and Hua Hin: Disregard The Title

My last days in Thailand were some of the best I’ve had in Southeast Asia. After a fun night saying goodbye to my friends in Chiang Mai, I spent six days in Bangkok with a two-day beach escape in Hua Hin. Yet as I am typing the names of these places one thought keeps on … Continue reading Bangkok and Hua Hin: Disregard The Title

Isaan: What You Do When You Don’t Do Anything

For the ones secretly hoping that my writings will one day turn into a proper travelblog  – please use our beloved Wikipedia or Wikitravel and see for yourselves what Isaan is. For me, it is a region in Thailand a 12-hour bus ride away from Chiang Mai, and a place where I recently went to visit … Continue reading Isaan: What You Do When You Don’t Do Anything

Koh Phi Phi Series No. 5: We Hit Turbulence

The last entry about my trip to the south will be on what happened to me at the very beginning of my travels. Well, nothing much happened, but it still sparked some thoughts that I can now share with you. If I was sharing my stories of almost dying of cardio in Laos, I think … Continue reading Koh Phi Phi Series No. 5: We Hit Turbulence

Koh Phi Phi Series No. 4: Nothing to Fear But The Blog Itself

Like a truly brilliant writer, I wanted to start this entry with a quote. After ten minutes of trying to choose the quote out of tens of potential ones, I admit I might not be a great writer. But I still want to tell you a story. It was January 1st, I was sitting a … Continue reading Koh Phi Phi Series No. 4: Nothing to Fear But The Blog Itself

Koh Phi Phi Series No. 3: A Single View On Dichotomies

I am tempted to make this entry political and expand on how much, to my mind, any sort of dichotomy is a social construct that often serves to marginalise groups by making us except a division that does not necessarily has to be there. Minority-majority, straight-LGBT, moral (because legal) – immoral (because illegal), and so … Continue reading Koh Phi Phi Series No. 3: A Single View On Dichotomies

Koh Phi Phi Series No. 2: On Diving (a hypocritical title)

My jaw dropped – though no-one around seemed to have had the same reaction – when one of the main speakers of the graduation weekend in my college attempted to inspire the students by saying something like this (I am paraphrasing, though it is close): ‘Always write down your goals. Think about them and write … Continue reading Koh Phi Phi Series No. 2: On Diving (a hypocritical title)

Koh Phi Phi Series No. 1: On Languages

While my colleagues were singing karaoke at the Christmas staff party, I was sleeping at the Phuket airport. And before I took that night nap I was looking at a bunch of fliers that I inevitably received with a free map. Half of those brochures were in Russian so I decided to amuse myself and … Continue reading Koh Phi Phi Series No. 1: On Languages