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Shenzhen Fountain

Baffled Daily By Chinese Culture

I’ve now slept in the same bed for 8 consecutive weeks – the longest period of time in two years. Time flitters by and anxiety creeps in. Am I wasting my life? What do...

The Cute Cat Carnival was more fun than I ever imagined.

The Allure and Trap of Routines

Our brains naturally gravitate toward routines. We like patterns. It makes life easier, which leaves more energy for non-routine things, like navigating to a new destination or solving a complex problem. When Martin and...

Shenzhen Bay

Welcome Home: Shenzhen, China

I start my new job tomorrow. Granted, it’s just training week, but I still have to get dressed up and be somewhere specific for 8 hours continuously. And someone will pay me to do...

Langkawi Malaysia

Langkawi Island Paradise

Sweat dripped down my back and coated my arms. The sun beat down relentlessly as I searched for the shady part of the sidewalk. I had only been outside a few minutes; already, I...

Monkey Malaysia

Unique Malaysia

No matter how many different countries I visit, I’m always surprised at how different they are from each other. Each country has its own rhythm. It is difficult to put into words. While Vietnam...

Vietnam

The Pain and Pleasure of Vietnam

I have no concept of time anymore. One week on the road can feel like a lifetime. Martin and I spent nearly eight weeks in Vietnam; six of those weeks were on motorbikes. I...

On the Road in Vietnam

On the Road in Vietnam

It has been nearly 5 weeks since Martin and I arrived in Vietnam, strapped on helmets, and hit the road on motorbikes. In those 5 weeks, we’ve only made it to the center of...

Vietnam Motorbike

That’s Different, Vietnam!

After two weeks in Vietnam, culture shock has finally kicked in. Cravings for the familiar instead of the novel are running rampant. I found avocados and almost started crying for joy. I have PB&J...

Vietnam exploring

Assorted Adventures in Vietnam

To summarize my experience in Vietnam on motorbike is really hard. The experience is not made up of just one or two simply expressed stories. Instead it is made up of a bunch of...