Monthly Archives: October 2012

No Matter Where I Go, There I Am

Posted by on October 30, 2012

Home Is Where You Are

Home Is Where You Are

There are certain things you realize after wandering the Earth for over half a decade. Things which you never even knew were things until you get the perspective of being away for long period of time.

One of the things which has changed is my concept of home.

Like most people, prior to traveling I’ve lived in some sort of dwelling my whole life. I always had a place where I had my stuff and I could go to bed. Whenever I would travel, even when I was traveling around the US attending debate tournaments in college, I knew I would eventually be heading back to the place where I had all my stuff.

This is something which is ingrained so deeply in most people that they don’t even recognize it. They’ve never been without a home, so they’ve never had the feeling of being without it. (more…)

Monday Travel Update – Bye Bye Bangkok Edition

Posted by on October 29, 2012

I have a little over 48 hours left in Bangkok.

While I don’t regret coming to Bangkok for a work break, I’m not sure that I’m going to come here again to do the same thing.

I like Bangkok and I have no doubt that I will eventually return, but my decision to come here was based more on security than anything else. Bangkok is a known entity to me. I’ve been here before and I’m comfortable with the city enough that I know how to Thai to tell a taxi driver how to get to my hotel. I knew exactly what I was getting into when I decided to come here.

However, that have been the problem.
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