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Going Home. My Travels Are Over.

After a lot of soul searching, I’ve decided to call it quits on my journey. Two years is enough for anyone, and I think I’ve had my fill of the world. I’ve purchased a ticket back to the USA for tonight and this is going to be my last post on my blog.

The fact is, traveling hasn’t made me a more worldly person. If anything, I hate more types of people now more than ever. I have truly come to hate people of all races, creeds, and ethnicity. I hate their food, I hate their dress, I hate the way they don’t speak American, I hate their TV shows, I hate cricket, I hate rugby, and I really hate soccer. I hate squat toilets, I hate chopsticks, I hate the rainforest, and I hate the desert.

The thing that really pushed me over the top was something which happened last night. I met this guy by the name of Roy DeWitt.


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  1. HAHA! Stumbled upon your site as im interested in travelling and thought… Wow, look at this guy, what a role model for my future travels! Then i read the ‘going home’ headline. Glad its a prank ;)

  2. Ah, jeez – I was SO ready to read about Roy DeWitt’s annoying behavior that drove you over the edge … LMAO

  3. MousE says:

    HAHAHA,

    *snort*

  4. Tariq says:

    Hahah, nice one Gary. You had me confused there.

  5. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was a hoax…right Gary?

    Right?

  6. Danyelle says:

    Sorry, I knew it was bogus. However, if you happened to have new readers to the site today and they read that, you might actually lose readers because they aren’t familiar with you and your site already.

  7. Paula says:

    That was my first and only April Fools of the day – and I TOTALLY fell for it. Keep it up!!!

  8. Melanie says:

    OK that was good! Happy April Fools day!

  9. Skylab says:

    You son of a gun lol

  10. I’ve been fooled. :)

  11. Erica says:

    Ok, now I’m confused . . . which part wasn’t true – the part about you going home? or the part about traveling around the world hasn’t made you a more wordly person? or all of it?

  12. Al says:

    Ha! Nice job. I can’t believe I fell for that.

    I was reading it all pissed off – “I just sent this blog to my Israeli friend and now this guy’s turned into a total asshole, wtf?”

  13. I agree with dylan, nice one! One of the best April Fool’s blog posts I’ve read today.

  14. Totally got me with that one, until I clicked. The worst part…I still dance like that.

  15. the one you made last year was still the best!!!

    I still get a good laugh at that obese dude

  16. dylan says:

    nice one – happy 4/1!

  17. wandermom says:

    Ahh! April Fool’s!

  18. I traveled for almost 2 years too. and it did make me more worldly, but when i came back, i wanted to live soooooo much differently than the poor, go for opportunities that a lot of people don’t have. and, by the way, after 1.5 years i was just plain tired of travel! Now, I prefer month sprints, rather than very long term.
    The Travel Expert(a) and an Expat with a Twist

  19. I’d say first of april?! Well, that seems pretty obvious!

  20. ML says:

    Yours was the only April Fool’s Joke that I halfway believed. I thought, “Wow…what sent this guy over the edge.” Nice one. Thanks for my morning smile.

  21. John says:

    …I hate reading about your boring travels and i hate your website…

    good one! April Fools! (i hope)

  22. sbtm says:

    haha good one. You got me there…. and btw, nice change to your website… much needed ;)

  23. Erica says:

    Sorry to hear you’ve decided to go home, in a way – your posts and pictures have been quite interesting to look at. One thing though – when I tried to “continue reading” this last post, the link I click takes me to a YouTube “Rock ‘n Rolla” video.

  24. jen laceda says:

    I think I’m the most gullible person in the world. Still wondering if this is a joke? Happy April Fool’s!!

  25. Katie says:

    Terrible! How could you?!

    Man, I hate April Fools’ Day. Probably just because I’m so gullible. :)

  26. Anil says:

    April Fools!

    Nice redesign btw, hadn’t caught that through the RSS reader.

  27. Traas says:

    What day is it… oh yea… April 1st

  28. Nick Johnson says:

    “I hate the cricket, I hate the rugby, …”
    “I hate the whole world, and all its crazy things”

    I’m sure there’s a song in there somewhere. ;)

  29. Sharon says:

    Didn’t believe it for a second, but a good one nonetheless.

  30. Muerte_tsd says:

    You magnificent bastard is right. I’m not awake enough to see this coming. I was surprised, because this didn’t sound like you, but didn’t see it coming.

    That’s it, I don’t read your blog before 8am anymore.

  31. Carrie says:

    Ba ha! Good one. You had me worried for a minute!

  32. Obaid Ashraf says:

    I started following you on twitter, and I just loved what you are doing here. Had it not been an April Fool’s attempt, I would’ve been majorly disappointed. I was especially shocked at the hate you projected.. the funny thing is, I was already looking at different April Fool’s gimmicks that different companies pulled off (and are still pulling off).. :) All the best, Gary.

  33. Tworldcircus says:

    You are a cheeky, wayward, PITA head! Pure evil drips from your purile viens. Thank heavens you are too twisted for words. I look forward to your madness man! Safe journeys!~Stacey

  34. gerrigee says:

    I don’t believe you.. This is an April Fools… LOL

  35. Turk says:

    Gary,

    We’re ALL glad you’ve decided to make this monumental decision!!!!!!! Your paltry drivel has sucked WAY too much time out of the world, you vampire you, and meeting Roy DeWitt is your karmic reward!!! Hope you two will be very happy together…

    Happy April Fools Day!!

  36. Ewen says:

    Mwhahahahahaha!

  37. timelady says:

    You magnificent bastard.

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