The Japanese call people like me “Gaikokujin”—a “foreign country person”—and Tokyo definitely has its own peculiar ways of reminding you of that.
But if you’re constantly running around the map chasing “likes” are you really gaining from your travels? Are you really returning with a new level of understanding and a deeper connection to the world?
Being able to meet people that open your eyes to new beginnings, new cultures and new ways of living. Being able to walk through narrow paths, rocky mountains, rocky roads and even sand, that is what traveling lets you do.
Going abroad changes your perspective. It takes your existing knowledge and extends it to the smallest corners of the world.
Long-term travel is not for everybody, but if it’s something you dream of doing, prepare for it now. I’m not rich but I made this dream possible. You can, too, if you set your mind to it!
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
This illicit relationship with far flung places has left an itch in my soul and my soles that I cannot scratch.
I’ll keep living out our dreams one day at a time because after all, these dreams we shared are still my own.
Traveling is like a drug, forming an addiction that controls your entire being.
I’ve tried to stick to my plan of only visiting new places in my roamings – yet in Summer ‘16 I found myself back in Greece.