It Takes Courage to Be a Gay

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Coffee Table Thoughts

Yesterday, the Irish people made history as they voted in a referendum legalizing same-sex marriage in their country. The LGBT community not only in Ireland but in the whole world celebrated for this milestone. I may not be a transgender person  but I am very happy for my most courageous fellow people.

When I was still a young boy, I was taught that being a gay is synonymous with cowardice. Whenever there’s someone who challenges you to a fist fight and you refused, they will tease you that you’re a gay. However as I grew older, I realized that being transgender takes a lot of bravery. I learned that being a transgender person is far more courageous than having a fist fight.

Today, it seems that transgender people are more socially accepted than it was before. Our society became more open to gays and lesbians. There were so many gay…

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KOH TAO: Sailing Around a Windless Island

we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us #ysbh

Godspeed To A Mighty Balloon

Raul at the helm Raul at the helm

There is an overt lack of the briny and bracing breeze you’ve grown to associate with beach holidays back in the UK. You also remember how achingly cold the water was, and how you had to wade through seaweed and other marine detritus to get deep enough to swim. Under an iron-grey sky, your windbreaker would catch the wind and hurl you down the promenade along with the poorly-weighted parasols printed with Walls and Magnum adverts, while seagulls screamed their contempt from above.

On Koh Tao, the ocean breeze is too weak to do much more than rustle the topmost fronds of the coconut palms. You didn’t notice the lack of sea smell until a visitor pointed it out to you, and then, amongst the characteristic Koh Tao smells of unburnt petrol and burning plastic and grilled chicken, you began to miss it.

“Lana Lana Lana!…

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On taking the next small step: I’m walking the Camino de Santiago

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Kate goes Global

“When in doubt, just take the next small step.”

– Paulo Coehlo, The Pilgrimage

Hiking in Tenerife

Me, contemplating what next

Putting one foot in front of the other and taking the next small step is something I’ve been doing a long time. It’s no secret that hiking is one of my favourite things to do when I travel. It’s also one of my favourite things to do on weekends. There’s something about it that just feels so liberating!

I love the way walking the trail frees me from all those mundane distractions. This clarity and the incredible and unexpected landscapes that I discover are the main reasons why I love trekking. 

So, after months of wishing, planning and asking a million questions on the Camino de Santiago, I’ve finally made plans to begin my own pilgrimage.

What is the Camino de Santiago?

Symbol of the Camino de Santiago

Source: Flexitreks

The Camino is a pilgrimage route that has…

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