Damion's Southeast Asia Adventure
Thailand part 2 – Tigers & Tailors
28Feb 2013
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For the final last 3 days in Thailand one of my best friends and the co-author of “Reinvented Life,” Christofer Ashby,joined me in Bangkok for a mini adventure before we linked up with our Lifebook group in Yangon, Myanmar.  We started off a few hours after Chris’ arrival by doing none other than clothes shopping!  Thailand has permanently screwed up my sense of clothes pricing in the United States.  In fact, other then my weakness for Lululemon gear, I’m gonna have a hell of a time buying clothes in the states now that I’ve experienced buying nice shirts for 2-10 bucks and pants for 5-15 dollars. Beautiful women’s dresses, $10-20.  Without the unique reference obtained by traveling and venturing out to the raw street markets, (past the tourist traps and malls), you’d never know how much you’re being ripped off every time you load up at Neiman or Saks for a new wardrobe.

Bangkok is literally bursting with tailors in every direction not to mention the thousands of hungry clothing vendors.  They may have more tailors than Tuk-Tuk drivers and that’s saying something because the Tuk-Tuk contingency are EVERYWHERE!  At first it’s impossible to know where to go so we asked a sharp-looking local for a recommendation and he sent us to see Santos, about 15 minutes from our hotel. More…

Thailand Part I
15Feb 2013
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Thailand Tales Part 1

If there’s a wild west in Asia, surely Thailand must be a front runner…

After a few days in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Peter Scott IV and I bounced (with an 8 hour layover at Starbucks) through Kuala Lumpur and went on to Phuket (Southern Thailand) to explore the waters and beaches of James Bond Fame.  What we found was something far more intense and Miami Beach-like with a whole heck of a lot more debauchery.  (is that even possible?) More…

An Epic Hike and a 2 by 4 moment in Bali
03Feb 2013
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The next few days were low key, chill-n-rest down time at the villas until Jon, Peter, Justin and I ventured out for an off the beaten path hike where few go, where few can even find the path hardly distinguishable among the dense over grown plantation. More…

Day 4 Begins With the Mother Temple
01Feb 2013
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On day 4 we drove a couple hours to the Mother Temple of Besakih, the largest, highest and holiest temple in Bali. It is over 1,000 years old and truly breathtaking in its vastness and ageless beauty. It was like an Asian-style Stair Stepper as we went from plateau to plateau up endless stairs until we arrived at the highest temple area, the 7th, to sit in silent meditation with an opportunity to give thanks and offer gratitude before heading down the 8,000 steps.

Lunch overlooking terraced rice fields was a sight to savor and slowly sip, yet another killer opportunity for pictures, until my friend Peter, Slip-Foot Scott, decided to do a little breakdance on the slippery edge of the cliff in his most excellent of ill-chosen footwear, classic boat shoes, that gripped not the ground and came out from under him, immediately launching his cell phone into the air and down the hill. Pretty funny in retrospect but we almost lost my travel wingman to the rice paddies. More…