I very rarely go back, to countries that is. I revisit cities I’ve vacationed in, but never a country I once lived. A part of me has a deep significant fondness for exploration that is stronger than the gratifying tranquility of remembrance. The pull of the undiscovered is a powerful ally for my sense of adventure. Also, I’m afraid. It’s one thing to pass through as a tourist; a temporary di
“In the eye of a hurricane at sea, the ship is pitching, rolling, yawing and surging, so it takes awhile to realize the wind isn’t howling anymore. In fact, it’s stopped completely. You have the momentarily hopeful thought you’ve moved out of the storm. Then you realize only the wind is quiet, but the seas are not getting any smaller, you’re about to get your ass kicked in the very near
Preface I can recall the exact moment when pen met paper; my first entry on the first page of my first journal. Since that day, many years have passed and the vast majority are well documented. I say that so you know this is no work of fiction. Every emotion, action and conversation are born of truth. Time often bends memories to fit our own narrative, but ink is the
These observations are a blast from the past! I wrote these in 2001. It was my first time outside of the United States and I didn’t yet speak Spanish. EVERYTHING was different to me so there are a lot of observations. I haven’t been back to the country for quite some time now, so things could very well have changed. But while I was there this is what I observed. Hope you enjoy them. Maaaaan
A good friend reminded me recently, very directly as only a good friend can do, I should play to my strength. My typical travel blog posts are normally more observations of the land and culture held up to the mirror of my own preconceived notions and bias. Often a true story is thrown in to highlight the observations. Yeah so… First thing I noticed about Myanmar is how amazingly nice the p
Reservoir Dogs, directed in the 1990’s by Quentin Tarantino, was a game changer for me when it came to movies. The disjointed timeline style had me so captivated that as soon as the film ended I went out and bought another ticket to the next showing. For a teenager with not m
This is not a typical travel blog. If you are expecting to find a list of hotels or restaurants to visit, this isn't the place. I figure TripAdvisor or Booking.com can give you a wider selection and in-depth reviews. I also don't want to visit every single country on the planet. I have a lot of respect for people who want to do that. While accomplishing that would be an impressive feat, I wouldn'