Pok Pok – The Best Thai Food Outside of Siam

I first came across Pok Pok while watching Vice Munchies, ironically enough while living in Bangkok, Thailand. There was this 1 hour long documentary about a farang named Andy Ricker who ran a restaurant in Portland, Oregon and it was supposed to be the most authentic Thai street food outside of Thailand.  Not just any…

Exploring Teotihuacan – The City of the Gods outside of Mexico City.

Teotihuacan is a must visit site just 40km northeast of Mexico city and an incredibly cheap day trip.  In pre hispanic Náhuatl it’s name translates loosely to “the place where men become gods” and is home to some of the biggest man made pyramids in the world. You can go via an organised tour, but if…

MikeE's updated (2017) packing list

I first put together a packing list back in 2012 based on what I expected to need while I was travelling, my packing list back then had some pretty big caveats – firstly I was playing paintball, secondly I was DJing and third.. I had no home base.  Fast forward a few years and lots…

Volunteering with Haitian Refugees in Tijuana, Mexico

I first started noticing something different on my trips to Tijuana in May last year.  I started to hear something that wasn’t Spanish, but instead sounded like accented French.  I started to see more people of African descent (which is unusual in TJ), and then while out celebrating for my birthday, I saw something that…

December in San Felipe, Baja California

We’d been pretty flat out all year with Sarah working on her Graduate studies at UCSD, and me volunteering for Border Angels and working for Giant Sportz.  We decided we needed a break.  Originally our plan had been to travel down Baja California to Mulege, but all of this fell through when a dodgy cattery…

Exploring Tijuana’s growing Craft Beer (Cerveza Artesnal) scene

So, I’ve been living in the United States for the last 3 or so years, basing myself in San Diego while my wife studies at UCSD. During this time I’ve got to appreciate how great the craft beer scene is in San Diego, one of the best with more independent microbreweries than anywhere else, most…

Visiting A Creationist Museum in Southern California

I first found out about the Institute for Creation Research years back when a photo album was published online and had a good laugh, adding it to my bucket list of weird places I’d like to eventually visit.  The only problem is, it’s somewhere in Bumshart, Nowhere, and I really can’t be bothered to drive…

Thammasat University Tha Phra Chan Campus Bangkok

My girlfriend Sarah is an international student on exchange from the University of San Diego studying at Thammasat University Tha Phra Chan campus in Bangkok. Thammasat is the second oldest university in Thailand and has been involved in much of the countries recent history and politics.  Beginning as “The University of Moral and Political Sciences”…