I’ve always thought of inspiration as going one way – from one person to another, rippling outwards from the source. However, it’s become clear that inspiration can, quite often, become an exchange benefiting both parties rather than one person’s takeaway from the other.
Back in November, I visited Chiang Mai, a city in the mountains of northern Thailand. Chiang Mai seems to be the darling of Asia – everyone loves it. And I did too. It’s such an easy-going place: authentic but tourist friendly, plenty to do both inside and outside the city, surrounded by a moat. It’s pretty […]
After several months of traveling and my arrival on a new, exotic continent, I had forgotten what I intended to get out of this second leg of my round-the-world trip. I spent ten days trying to distract myself into getting settled in, but even after making some great memories with lovely people, I still felt […]
After five days in Bangkok, I needed to get away from the chaos and couldn’t decide what to do. I had the overwhelming urge to go to the ocean and camp out for a while as I got myself settled into Southeast Asia, but I also really wanted to be with a buddy instead of getting […]
Within minutes of deplaning my Stockholm to Bangkok flight, it was clear I was not in Kansas anymore. I immediately picked up on completely different standards of beauty, methods for doing monetary transactions, ways of judging where to eat, and general treatment of tourists. While my initial reaction was absolute terror, having no idea how long […]