The Moon or a Hot Air Balloon

by mishvo

My Top 5 Favorite Places

I keep a list of the places I visit and I just recently started to put them in order of my favorite to least favorite. I say “places” instead of … Continue reading

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This Is Not A Gap Year

This is not, and never will be, a gap year. Gap years aren’t a real thing. The term “gap year” suggests that doing anything other than following the conventional path doesn’t … Continue reading

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How to SUCK at Missing Your Flight

Is there even a graceful way to do this? It probably always sucks to miss your flight, but I feel like I’m especially bad at it. The first time I … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Cephalopodum Hideosum Part 3

Fermina gazed out over the crowd, and with the warmth of nostalgia, introduced Florentino’s final letter at the public release ceremony. “We’ll never know for sure if he had started … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Cephalopodum Hideosum Part 2

Wilderness! Father of my independence, mother of beauty, link with the ancient gods, ultimate source of life, excitement, and motivation! Infinite purity, and also one of the most passionate love … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Cephalopodum Hideosum, Part 1

Once upon a time in a kingdom far away from here, in a time when Cephalopodum Hideosum, a deadly virus created by Harry Potter in a moment of muddled spell-casting, … Continue reading

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Books That Will Make You Think about the Meaning of Life

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

The 3 Reasons Why People Travel

I originally intended to write another interview-based post on sex and travel- which is totally still happening!- but after going through people’s responses, I decided this topic needed a post … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Best Advice I’ve Been Given, in 11 Parts

For the past couple months, I’ve been keeping track of the various pieces of advice and wisdomisms I come across. Some I recorded verbatim from the speaker’s mouth, others I … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 6 Comments

From Nonthaburi to Canterbury

I still get this little rush every morning when the announcement comes on to tell me my local train is eventually headed to London: “Chartam, Chilham, Wye, Ashford International…LONDON BRIDGE…” … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

I F*cking Love Turkey.

Listen: Go to Turkey. Go now, even if it’s February and the beaches are too chilly to visit. Go now even if you’re traveling by yourself and you don’t know … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 15 Comments

Lessons I Learned While Traveling

I’ve done my fair share of traveling since graduating from university back in May 2012. I’ve backpacked, volunteered, and worked abroad (plus that weird black hole of time I spent … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

FAQ: But How Do You Travel So Much??

People ask me this question a lot. Generally they mean, “how can you afford to travel so much?” But there is a fundamental reason why I can even begin to … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

Six Hours in Jerusalem

An old Arab man read my fortune today. I wandered into his shop – a metal jungle of souvenir gems, trinkets, oil lamps, and kiddush cups. He said he could … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 2 Comments
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