Play me first. I’ve written this from many different places, fragments of time that is now memories embedded into words. As I write this sentence I’m in a Cambodian island called Koh Rong. It is Christmas day and I’m sitting … Continue reading

On solitude and my top 5 places for traveling alone. Yes, alone.

Play me first. Alone. One of the most feared words in human history. I bet you cringed when you read that. Alone. Yea you cringed again too. We live in a world where shows, movies, magazines, television sets tell you that … Continue reading

Do yourself a favor and buy that damn plane ticket already.

Do yourself a favor and buy that damn plane ticket already.

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.  I spent a large part of my youth traveling the world as a hippie. And what money did I have then? None. I barely had enough to pay for my fare. But … Continue reading

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air– Thai Islands.

Northern Thailand had me under its spell. I found it so hard to leave. But I’ve been longing for the islands. So I parted ways with my Pai family and took three buses heading down south. I knew I had … Continue reading

Life of Pai

To that town I fell in love with, that sits nestled in the mountains, where I found a home within the huts sitting on a rice field… Where I sat on the swing by the stream and meditated each day… … Continue reading

Northern Thailand: Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai & Elephant Nature Park

There is a certain magic to Northern Thailand that I can’t quite put into words. When I saw the fog hovering over its mystical mountains and terrain for the first time, I was instantly awestruck. One must be caught in … Continue reading

Thailand: Bangkok & Ayutthaya.

Thailand: Bangkok & Ayutthaya.

I can show you pictures, play you videos, and tell you stories that depict the one month I’ve spent in Thailand. But the truth is, nothing will compare to what I have experienced with my bare eyes in this mystical … Continue reading

Fresh off the journal. Guangzhou, China- November 20, 2012.

It’s been less than a year since I took the big leap. Life hasn’t been the same since in the best way possible. It was just an idea to do all of this. To quit college. Quit my job. And follow my bliss. To follow my dreams and do what I love. To travel on my own. To go back and reconnect with my homeland. Everything started out as a mere idea. In the past few months it was given breath. Now it has fully come alive right before my eyes. As I sit here waiting for my second flight, I observe some former fears that quickly hovered my mind as I fly into the unknown. Then I instantly snap out of it. Three years ago if you told me I’d be traveling alone in Thailand I would have laughed at your face. Because I didn’t have the guts back then. I was too weak. My mental and emotional state was untable. I just wasn’t brave enough. Nor strong enough. And now I feel the complete opposite. There is so much excitement running through my veins. And my courage to wander off on my adventure weighs more than any other worry or fear that has lingered through my mind. I know I need to do this. To travel for the sake of travel, for the sake of fulfilling the desires of my heart. I somehow know deep within my heart that there is no reason for me to be scared. I feel protected by the universe as it helped me pave the way.

There’s nothing else I should do other than to surrender to the currents of the universe.  To live in the moment and be constantly present. To flow freely with every circumstance, with each soul I come across, each lesson to be learned. Because everything is always in its perfect place. Everything happens for a reason. All we need to do is to take that leap and let the wind lead.

The Pursuit Of Satori

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” -Paulo Coelho We’ve all made fear-based decisions in our lives. Fear of … Continue reading