On a recent Facebook Page post I asked the travel question: If you traveled to another place, would you rather spend the day there with a thief OR a beggar? As usual, this question drew in responses from several different angles, and and it gave me a lot to consider.
Here are some of the replies and their reasons given, and also which one I ended up choosing myself and why. I had entered into this with my own preconceived notion, let's see if I was swayed by your responses.
Koh Phangan, Thailand - Last week we talked about Bangkok. This week, we leave the capital city of Thailand and head south to the island of full-moon parties. Agness from eTramping has been traveling since 2011 and blogging with her best friend Cez. Recently, she took some time out to share with us some tips on how to have a fun and safe trip to Koh Phangan Beach, all for under $25USD.
Okay, so we all have wishes and hopes and dreams, right? Well here are some of mine. "3 Random Reasons Why I REALLY Want To Go To..." is a new segment on The Drifter Journals wherein I share with you one of the many places I have always wanted to explore and 3 reasons why I feel a trip there is warranted. First up: The Republic of Cyprus
From the moment I announced it until submissions for this edition closed, there has been overwhelming support. Mahalo nui loa!*
Bangkok, Thailand - You either love it or you hate it. During the planning stages of my first trip through Southeast Asia, I had originally decided to use Bangkok as a hub city, a sprawling metropolis worth no more than a passing. As it turned out, some of the most endearing characters I've met during my travels were befriended in Bangkok.
Since then, I have always had a certain affinity towards the real lives of the working class Thai. Street life was introduced to me as being a vibrant part of any capital city, a key way of getting to know the feel of what life is really like behind all the glossy tourism ads.
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I'm JR. I come from a long line of adventurers, some were nomadic explorers of the sea and others wandering cultivators of the earth. Ultimately, this legacy of drifters has deeply affected my view of travel. Read more...