Chronology. According to world-wide web's Merriam-Webster dictionary, it is defined as such: 1. the order in which a series of events happened 2. a record of the order in which a series of events happened 3. a science that deals with measuring time and finding out when events happened Now, if you've been reading my blog long enough, … Continue reading Why Chronology and I Don’t Get Along
Last November, I wrote a post entitled "You're Not Dead Yet! Bucket Lists: Part I". Rereading this entry, it's interesting to see not only how much my life has changed, but my priorities as well. Some of the places I wished to see when I originally wrote this dream inventory in 2003 have faded into … Continue reading Bucket Lists Part II: Aspirations Continue
Recently, on the bus from Penang, Malaysia to Phuket, Thailand, I met a group of four Indonesian men traveling together. Equipped with designer bags, sunglasses, and beaming smiles, they joked that they wanted to be "real" backpackers, like me. This got me thinking about what it means to be a "real" backpacker. While I'm wandering … Continue reading How to be a “Real” Backpacker
Nowadays, most people fill their down-time or nervous stagnant state by staring at a screen. Whether on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or just your TV, it’s more than likely that you pay more attention to this screen than your significant other. Hey, it’s 2013, and that’s the plain truth. Many people ask me how I endure long … Continue reading Simple Ways to Beat Boredom on the Road- Sans Technology
While much has transpired since I was in Los Angeles (that I certainly will be writing about), tonight I walked down the streets of an unfamiliar city in a foreign country, listening to Fernanda Takai. She is a Brazilian musician I discovered while in a bookshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, circa 2008. As I am prone … Continue reading I Went Away
Some things are absolutely necessary. Water, food and air aside- for me, these "things" would better be defined as experiences or actions. They are travel and writing. The two most important aspects of my life- when I go without for too long, my body and mind go through withdrawals. I yearn, I crave, I spiritually bleed for … Continue reading Bag Lady: A Reflection on Personal Belongings and What Really Matters
A picture I shot of the Andes mountains on my way back from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina. What better way to complement it than with a poignant travel quote from Paulo Coelho?