Potential employers have asked me in job interviews about my ethnicity and whether my English language skills are good enough for a communications professional. That is rude (and somewhat illegal). I suppose from now onwards I will ask them to discuss James Joyce’s Ulysses with me if they doubt my ability to understand English. I … Continue reading Would you read Ulysses? – Travel to 20th-century Dublin
1237 steps uphill in 32°C means a lot of sweat. And then a monkey steals your iced tea! I’m going through my journal and sharing some experiences from my shoestring trip to Thailand and Malaysia in June-May 2018. This one is from a temple Wat Tham Suea, Tiger Cave, near Krabi Town, Thailand. Saturday 2.6.2018 … Continue reading Monkey attack at Tiger Cave
“What a disappointment. Tonsai Beach is a construction site!" I thought at first, but it turned out to be a relaxed little place with good climbing.
Usually tourists in Khao Sok attend an overnight trip hoping to see some of the exciting animals that live there. I was quite stingy and picked the cheapest ways to explore the jungle in Thailand.
The route described is unsafe, requires (trad)climbing skills up to grade HVS, and involves trespassing. The author does not encourage anyone to follow the route, nor are they explicitly saying that they have completed the route and the photos are oldish. Due to the current lockdown it is not okay to travel. Through the … Continue reading Snakes and Ladders
Now that the feelings of boredom and frustration of not being able to do anything productive are familiar to most of us in COVID-closure countries, I’m going to share my experience of pre-pandemic unemployment.
Warm spring sun on the back. Cold grippy rock under my hands. Just an easy warm-up climb. Then, of course, my foot slips, and I hit it on the rock underneath. Ouch. Now it’s not a time for unnecessary injuries, the healthcare system is busy enough. On the last full day before the UK COVID-19 … Continue reading Enjoying the outdoors – Before it was forbidden