After Phuket, I boarded a way overloaded ferry towards Koh Phi Phi. While boarding, I could only think of the South Korean accident. If this thing was going to roll, I was for sure jumping off. Luckily we had smooth sailing. Upon my departure of the ferry, I took a casual stroll to my hotel room. Yes, my hotel room. They are half the cost of hostels in Australia, so it looks like Ill be in hotels for the foreseeable future. If I am feeling cheap, I guess…

Economist Paul Romer once said “A Crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” Although he was referring to the rapidly rising education levels in other countries versus the US, economists took it as a positive spin on the 2008 market downturn. I am going to take it one step further and apply it to booking hotels in Thailand during low season and during a political crisis. Why am I doing this? Well for three months I have been in hostels so as to reward myself and to take…

I am approaching three months of living in hostels, and over those three months, I have found that there are roughly ten types of people that you generally do not want to share a hostel room with. I thought it would be a good change of pace from the travel updates to write a different kind of article and share these ten types of people with you. This post probably resonates best with other backpackers, still I thought it would be fun to share!