NEWS - Currently in Bangkok, Thailand
February 20-24, 2018 - Sangkhlaburi
In February, I'll travel to the Mon Festival in Sangkhlaburi. Each year during the Mon Festival and Songkran, Thais, Burmese and Mon compete in bare knuckle fights, or Muay Kaad Chuak. Locals from all the surrounding villages come to watch and take part in what is at times a brutal affair. No gloves, only hand wraps, and punches, kicks, elbows, knees and head butts are allowed.
Late March 2018 - Northern Myanmar
Myanmar is one of my favorite places to travel. In March, the plan is to fly to Yangon, spend a day or two there, then fly up to Putao where I'll stay for one or two nights before heading out for a two week trek into the jungle.
April 2018 - Cambodia
Another trip to Cambodia, this time with a buddy. Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and wherever else we decide to go.
Late May / Early June 2018 - Tanzania and Rwanda. There is a slight possibly I will also venture into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This one should be a doozy. If I am able to raise the funds, I'll journey to Tanzania, then Rwanda and finally to the DRC where I'll travel the entire length of the Congo River.
November 2017 - December 2017 - Myanmar / Cambodia
The first leg of my journey took me from Bangkok to Mandalay, down to Yangon, then further south to the city of Ye, then to Dawai, and back into Thailand via Htee Kee and Phunamron. From there I went to Kanchanaburi before heading back to Bangkok. A few days later, I flew over to Phnom Penh where I spent five days.
October 2017 - Ko Kood, Thailand
My wife received complimentary passes to the High Season Pool Villa & Spa, a beautiful, five star beach resort, so the entire family took off for a four day weekend. Ko Kood is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand and I am certain we'll be back.