Earlier this year, I took an extended break from work and used the time off to vist places I always wanted to see. I bought a one-way ticket to Cambodia and off I went alone. 6 months, 8 books, over 10 countries, hundreds of hours in transit and thousands of kilometres later, I’m finally calling it a day. I’ve had friends asked me why I did what I did but truthfully, I wasn’t sure either. I guess I wanted to see the world. I wanted to embrace the complexity of the different cultures and customs of every corner of the world. And I wanted to do it while I was young. While I’m still willing to do it frugally – staying at dorms, taking overnight buses, Couchsurfing, hitchhiking and all.
Even though I currently have a black hole in my bank account, I have no regrets at all. The interesting people I’ve met, the conversations I’ve had, the – both beautiful and ugly – sights I’ve seen… they will stay with me for awhile.
Now that I’m back, I have the time to go through all the photos (9000+) and pick out the best ones. Thus, I’ll be blogging regularly in the next couple of months. There are stories to be told too, so stay tuned for updates!
2 thoughts on “Back!”
Nice. I am myself at the end of my 3 months sabbatical break, travelling the Balkans for the past 90 days, so I can understand what you mean exactly. Love forward to seeing the photos!
Thanks! I’m sure it was a rewarding experience! I would love to visit the Balkans but I skipped it this time for Turkey.
I’ve followed your blog and would be looking forward to your photos too!