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Phnom Penh – Visa bureaucracy

March 3, 2020

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I was only meant to be in Phnom Penh a week. But I ended up staying in the city almost a month. I learnt the neighbourhoods very quickly by walking everywhere. I had a local breakfast joint where the staff knew my name. I practise Ashtanga six mornings a week, with a group of amazing […]

Cambodia – Siem Reap

January 19, 2020

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I touched down in Siem Reap three weeks ago. This was meant to be a straight forward visa run, but no surprises with the developing world, nothing goes to plan. The first five days were spent at a very cute yoga shala where classes are run throughout the day. It was like a small community […]

Chiang Rai

January 8, 2020

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Chiang Rai was thrust into the media spotlight last year with the cave rescue of the Thai schoolboys. It’s a stunningly beautiful province in the north of Thailand: rice paddy fields, luscious green mountains, and quiet country roads. The temperature is cooler and of course rainfall is heavy when the monsoons hit. In all the […]

The Philippines

November 10, 2019

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The last time I was in The Philippines was 2017 where I happened to get my diagnosis. It’s a bitter sweet memory. The island hopping and diving really helped me process and handle what was a cataclysmic shift in my life as I went through all the tests. I was alone, scared and pretty spaced […]

Moving on….

November 10, 2019

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It was very hard to leave Koh Tao. By the end of my eight month stint I had found my tribe and established a routine. I love the food, culture and general vibe in Thailand. It’s a beautiful country and I’ve fallen in love with different disciplines of yoga ( Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga) thanks […]

7SEAS – one man

July 16, 2019

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Sergiy Tovkus has had many guises in his life, but the ocean is something he’s always been drawn to since childhood. The Ukrainian freediver packs a statuesque figure, lean and muscular he looks every bit the dive professional. But his love of water goes beyond duck dives and breath holds. He’s a passionate advocate of […]

Mabul and Sipadan

May 1, 2019

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“Your dive gear has been left in Semporna,” came the reply after the radio response ended. I squinted at the manager. I could feel the exasperation building. “WTF,” I let out under my breath. “I specifically asked the woman at reception this morning, “Is everything on the boat?” and she told me “Yes, yes take […]