17 January 2021. Tbilisi, Georgia. It took more than a week to understand the impact of that simple seeming statement: I have been exploring the world for more than a decade. Ten years of exotic locations, foreign cultures, and wild adventures. I lived through those adventures yet as I think back now on the scale of what I have done and how my life has changed as a result is almost more than I can comprehend.
Photo Essay: Semana Santa Procession in Malaga, Spain - 9 April 2017
Six years of travel. These years have been glorious, horrible, transformative and borderline unbelievable. Let me tell you the tale ... no, there is too much ... let me sum up!
Every country has something it is known for, something famous around the world. Something that makes it worthy of being a country. But every country also has something small that is memorable to me. Each country has its little bit of inglorious fame.
Travel isn't always pretty and comfortable. Some days it hurts. Some days it pushes you far beyond your limits. Some days it leaves you shattered and broken.
Thailand is possibly the most talked about country in the world among travelers. As I tend to walk the road less traveled I found it difficult to muster enthusiasm for such a destination yet I was determined to set aside my expectations when I arrived. Here are a few of my impressions....
I love wandering around food markets in developing countries because of the flagrant disregard for what I once would have considered vital practices for handling food safely. It makes me wonder how much of western world safe food handling practices are actually necessary....
The Phoenix, my KLR650 motorcycle. A tale in pictures of 2.5 years of overland travel covering 100,000 km on 3 continents!