Somewhere to Sleep: Catba Island, Vietnam

Darkness surrounds me, and I am alone. Rain pounds down around me, and I know that my backpack is getting wet; I lost my pack cover a few weeks ago to a gust of wind. I feel a building sense of dread – will I find a place to sleep tonight? I had left my … Continued

Brazil: Unplanned plans

Isn’t it funny when you do one thing for so long, change your routine completely and learn to adapt your wants and needs- just as human nature intended, ignorant of nurture but solitarily relying upon nature itself when we adapt to our surroundings and having all the power to change whatever we deem necessary. As … Continued

Budapest in Spring

I’ve had the chance to visit Budapest during summer, winter and spring. I have yet to make it there during autumn (so that’s something I want to do in the following years). The shoulder season – spring and autumn – is the best choice to visit any European city. Here are some reasons for that: … Continued

A Bhutanese Awakening

Fluttering like the wings of the majestic dragon upon it, the fiery tones of the Bhutanese flag projects against the crispy clear blue November sky. In its wavy shadow a male dressed in the traditional Gho retouches the intricately painted wall tapestries at the entrance of the grand Tashichho dzong monastery in medieval metropolis of … Continued

One Shade of Grey in the USA

If the last step is catching the ferry on time, the first step is planning the trip with an eye toward building abundant time cushions into each leg. At approximately dawn, with a long drive looming and a rigid ferry schedule, the car is packed with people, pets, necessities, various sundries, and some doubt. Is … Continued

Beg For Happiness in Spain

BEG FOR HAPPINESS Some thoughts in Spain. I walked past a little old Spanish man with white fluffy hair on his head, his back a little stooped, as he was holding a little black leather money wallet open. It was so discreet, that I didn’t even realise at first that he was begging. He was … Continued

To the Lake in Maryland

To The Lake The lake. The words are simple yet promise escape and wonderment. In the western edge of Maryland, among former farms, sits Deep Creek Lake, and along its shore is my favorite spot on Earth. “Something there isn’t that doesn’t love a wall,” Robert Frost once wrote about nature creating upheaval against rocks … Continued

Trail to the universe in Namibia

Trail to the universe Leunis van Rooyen You are on the seventh day of the hiking trail through Namibia’s Naukluft Park. It’s a place of rugged beauty—a rocky énclave on the edge of the Namib Desert. Because of its cliffs and deep ravines it provides refuge for a greater variety of plant and animal life … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel