Getting food poisoning while in a foreign country sucks. Having to travel on a plane, bus, or boat, with the threat of impending doom? That’s a nightmare.
It was almost an awakening being in Pai. Not because of the drugs, that’s not my scene, but because of the mountains. Being in the mountains certainly was, I was realising, my happy place.
The dog looked at me confused too, it didn’t make a sound, it didn’t growl, it didn’t give me any warning, it just stood still in front of me, waiting for my reaction.
One of the best things about travelling is all the people you meet. The other travellers, the tour guides, the locals. The downside of travelling is that these people come and go so quickly.
I had made a decision. I was going to buy a one-way ticket to Thailand and travel for as long as I could. It was almost freeing to finally commit to travelling the world. It gave me something to be excited about. Of course there was some anxiety thrown in
I was ready to get out. I was bored and stagnant. I needed a shakeup.
The year started with a bang—literally.