What is Degema?
My name is Ben Reeves. I am a British-born travel writer and journalist, originally from Darkest Yorkshire and now living in Bangkok, Thailand. I have been an expatriate for my entire professional life – over a decade by now. Even before then, I was quite an avid traveller.
While travel experiences differ enormously between a backpacker, a luxury traveller or a package holidaymaker, the difference in the experience of a destination is even more extreme between a local, an expatriate and a tourist. As an expat, I get something in the middle – not as deep as a local, but not as shallow as a short-term visitor. I also get some fun and exciting stories, which I’d like to share with you through this blog.
The word “Degema” can describe any one of [at least] four things:
All four of these are closely linked together, though the last three are especially so. Both the drink and this website take their name from the ship and the travel story which surrounds it. To learn more about each, click the links above.