Mini-Retirement Week 1: Time Management


Mini-Retirement Week 1: Time Management

The past 4 years have been a blur operating, expanding and managing The Hostel Crowd. I can speak for the entire team when I say that 24 hours in a day was never enough. We just bounced from… Read More


The Importance of Mini-Retirements


The Importance of Mini-Retirements

I first read the Four Hour Workweek (4HWW) by Tim Ferriss on a 6-seater plane from Ciudad Bolivar en route to Angel Falls in Venezuela while on what I then referred to as a holiday with an indefinite… Read More


Less Work More Play


Less Work More Play

Work is addictive. As an employee, I was a workaholic until the point where I couldn’t take it anymore and quit my job. I then started my own business with a brand new mindset only to find that… Read More


Life without Logic


Life without Logic

7 billion people running loose on the planet shouldn’t have lasted very long. Surprisingly enough, we defy the odds every single day and here we are, living in relative peaceful harmony. The reason being man is a rational animal. We’ve worked out… Read More


Erm, What’s Cooking Doc?


Lunch is Served

You could classify cooking as a ‘nice to have’ skill and you would be horribly wrong. Cooking is an art. It’s right up there with painting and sculpture (excluding the modern variations, of course). Just as music soothes… Read More


Broccoli vs Steak


Broccoli vs Steak

As funny as this viral quote may be, we’ve come a long way from hunting and fishing. The world we live in has changed so drastically in the past 100 years that ignorance or culture is no longer… Read More


A Step-by-Step Guide to Mountain Climbing


The Machine

So you’ve decided to climb a mountain. Or maybe you’ve gone one step further and signed up for this insane challenge. Great. What next? I’ll stay away from the ‘mountain climbing builds character’ bullshit and get straight to… Read More


Welcome to theOrangeMango


theOrangeMango

theOrangeMango began when I caught myself drinking orange-mango juice (tangy but sweet) at breakfast in Georgetown right before my first day of work as a volunteer in Guyana. And I realized that I actually enjoyed this new life… Read More


Life’s Unexpected Changes: Escape From the Rat Race?


Rat Race

In the past, I’ve avoided posting (boring) personal stuff here. I’ve decided to change that and give you updates on out-of-the-ordinary events that creep up from time to time. I’ve just about finished my role as a volunteer with a… Read More