Author Archives: Ali

Diving into Ko Phi Phi (a haiku)

Search the world – this view. Fancy a dip? Diving in. Lush island blessings.

Ayutthaya, Bangkok: What Remains

    I love temple hopping. It probably comes second only to my love of beach days and boat trips. If you are able to do all at once (see Tulum) then you are LIVING. THE. DREAM. The Historic City of Ayutthaya is a short bus ride north of Bangkok. Once the largest and most powerful […]

Waking up in Bangkok

After 8,761 miles, 20 hours of flying and three months of anticipation the day had finally come for me to wake up in Bangkok. The smell of burning incense filled the air, while the sound of firecrackers popped along the banks echoing back and forth as morning rituals got underway. With half a plan we caught a boat […]

A Rock’n Birthday in Gibraltar

Turning 31 in Gibraltar rocked (pun intended)! Beautiful beaches, stunning backdrops and wonderful food. In my 30th year I successfully pulled off what I set out to do: chase my dreams, travel the world, play amateur photographer, and live to tell about it. My birthday was spent lazily touring the peninsula, enjoying port wine, eating pimientos de Padrón (new […]

Chefchaouen: Funky Blue Medina

With our broken Arabic and minimal French we snagged a petite taxi from Tangier to Chefchaouen. A 4 hour, very hilarious, very mountainous, very oh-my-god-we-might-just-die ride. The driver was cooky and fearless… to say the least. Nestled in the middle of the Rif Mountains this blue city stands out among its brown and green backdrop […]