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Walking around a grove of mosaic-flowered chedis, two saffron-robed monks and a raised Bodhi tree garden on my way out of Wat Pho, I swear I’m floating. It’s a blissfully cloudy day (a godsend in Bangkok, consistently ranked one of the top-five hottest cities in the world), and after hours of exploring the temple complex, we’ve just received our first Thai massages here at the country’s headquarters for preserving traditional Thai medicine.
So I keep this little red journal where I write illegible bouts of ideas and thoughts. It’s like a hard drive of impressions made of words rather than a photo taken with a camera. Or, it’s like a memory scrapbook, a place to vomit out thoughts, and a place to collect thoughts through stream of consciousness writing
For the last few months, many of my friends and family at home have been worried about me. I live in South Korea, and Kim Jung-un’s threats even worried my most stoic family members. I keep telling them I’m not worried about North Korea; I’m worried about other things
You want to do something worthwhile. You want to travel for an extended time, and you want to immerse yourself in a culture so very different from your own.
This past week has been my spring break and for most of it, I have spent it traveling alone with the occasional few nights and days with people that I met at youth hostels, from my university in Istanbul and with friends living in Tel Aviv. I thought that traveling alone could be lonely, and it can be, but I discovered that there are so many ways to make it less so and to meet new people