"And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home."
Wendell Berry

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I'm currently in Bangkok, but after having a great time with Wayno and Nicky (involving whiskey and grasshoppers* in soy sauce...), I've decided to follow them down to Krabi before heading up to Chiang Mai next week.

Update on the remainder of my time in Hong Kong coming soon.

Also, some bigger news: I cancelled the South American leg of my trip.

After traveling fairly quickly through New Zealand last month, I realized that I might get more out of this experience if I slowed down a bit. I had planned to do three countries in South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Peru) in just under a month, which seemed way too fast. Since I'm not able to extend my trip for longer (and am not sure I'd want to, anyway), I decided to stay in Africa for a bit longer and join a volunteer program in Uganda. I'm still returning in the beginning of August, but South America will have to wait until next time.

*Note: I have a hunch that most Thai people do not in fact feast on scorpions and insects and that the stalls exist solely for tipsy tourists, but it was all in good fun nonetheless.


  1. I'm thinking about Thailand for my honeymoon. I WANT DETAILS! Honeymoon won't be until December this year, so you'll be back in time for me to pick your brain.

    Mmm... brains... NOM NOM NOM!

    PS, miss you, love you, keep on having fun!

  2. Thailand is awesome--best yet! Delicious food, nice people, great weather, efficient transportation. Not to mention lots to see on the super cheap. GO.

  3. can we do south america together then? plz.

  4. Dana, YES. Ad and I were talking about a trip as well. Could stay a bit longer, or do a separate trip. When/where do you want to go? I'm serious, haven, start saving and I'm there.