Going through airport security? Do you feel safe? Find out why airport security protocols fail to provide you with effective security. This article discusses deficiencies and potential improvements.
Personal safety depends more on awareness of self & environment than anything else. Tactical thinking is more important than martial arts or firearm skills in a self-defense scenario. Learn more here
Feeling lonely? Everyone experiences loneliness at some point. The stigma of non-acceptance is a heavy burden. But it is within you to positively redefine yourself for a brighter future.
Pope Francis decrees to the world to abandon the 'cult of money' & help the poor. But if we judge his words against the actions of the Catholic Church, he falls horribly short of a worthy example.
Millions of suitcases traverse the planet daily. Passengers check in luggage without a thought, confident air transport & luggage is secure. Read a true story of a man who learned how dangerous it is.
If you're thinking of buying a car as an ex-pat in Germany, this is your survival guide. The gems in here will save you money, stress, and time. In here is everything I wish I knew when I bought my car!
Like most ex-pats, moving wasn't a decision I made. It was a product of decisions I made. Before I knew it, I was in Germany. This is a bible of all the things I wish I had known before departure!
Soweto. A place made famous by icon Nelson Mandela. A place infamous for its poverty & squalor. Read a tale of my journey through this city twice in a decade. Witness its transformation and promise.
Johannesburg. It is after dark & I am in a taxi. I have to get somewhere & I am taking short cuts to get there. In a city notorious for crime, the only question is: what price will I pay to get there?
A picture of a day in Guangzhou. Beginning with a cup of caffeinated melanine (plastic additive) and a run through the copyright free markets of the inner city. Welcome to the coalface of consumerism.
Bangkok airport. Most of the time, airports are dull places. But when you're in a cast and trying to traverse one of the longest terminals in the world, things can get adventurous very quickly!
Dubai in the days before the GFC. A land where talk is cheap & everyone glitters. My work sometimes leads me to cross paths with interesting characters. This story takes me from boardroom to desert.
A quandary in Bangkok. One night together with friends, a chance to celebrate. The only catch? A city locked down! Sometimes, Asia requires some creativity. Come join me in an undercover shenanigan.
Picture yourself on a peak. You've trekked to the top to find pristine snow, to carve a virgin path down to civilisation. There is a moment of choice: back down, or do you commit to the unknown...?
Asia is amazing. Its vibrant heart will capture even the most guarded soul. But it's beauty conceals a sordid underbelly. This is an impression of a night confronted with this. A tale of two minds.
Friday 13th. Not just a movie, also a story. Have you ever had a day you knew was going south from the time you got out of bed? If so, you'll empathise with my twisted tale. Jason, eat your heart out!
Zhuhai, China: A city of factories housing many thousands of migrant Chinese labourers. Each one has a tale. This is a story of one of these people that make all of your modern conveniences possible.
Shenzhen, that city that buffers the civilisation of Hong Kong from the wild eastern promise of Southern China. If you're brave enough to do business there, forget your suit and charge your glass!
A thought on strange friendships. Sometimes, the strangest people can make the greatest friends.
A thought born on the trail of history's greatest crime: the Holocaust. In Poland, there are places where you walk on bones. This connects you to the past and asks the question: When is the law wrong?
A tale of the dark bean. Those who are a fan of the darkest brew will recall the first time they tasted this forbidden fruit. Like all true love affairs, a story of hedonism and excess. Another cup!
Melbourne, Australia. It's my 21st birthday and I'm rostered on for a security shift in one of Melbourne's less desirable suburbs. Not a great start for a milestone. Come join me for the party!
The US has just dropped its trade sanctions against Vietnam, releasing it from economic limbo. It is a country raw and emerging from stasis. I'm there by night, the only tourist in a pool hall...
A prelude to my travel blog. When the world shifts every time a hotel door closes, life changes with the tides & I am just another anonymous face. This tells the unlikely story of how it all began!