The reason why this blog has recently changed to cover places outside of South America is because of one person. In 2007 on my first independent trip abroad I met another backpacker who I got along well with. We spent a few weeks together in Ecuador and kept in touch ever since then, meeting up in Toronto one year, Miami another, and finally again in Thailand.
I was thrilled to finally see him again after only being able to speak with him on the internet the past year. The plan was to travel together for ten days and then visit him in his home country, Bangladesh. We caught up quickly and for the next few days we both took care of some needed chores, always meeting back at the hotel’s rooftop pool. Some of the highlights of my chores were getting my original laptop fixed and taking my backpack to a tailor to get a zipper fixed! I also bought a plane ticket to Bangladesh, etc. etc.
A big priority of mine was to try Thailand’s most famous food, Pad Thai. It was delicious and I ordered it at least once per day, every day.
The Two of Us At Dinner
7/11 convenience store’s are everywhere in Bangkok. They also cater to local tastes, hence the “sliced thai custard bread”
A few streets down is Khao San Road, a backpacker ghetto that’s really not all that exciting like I was led to believe. It’s got some fake clothing and DVD’s, repetitive street food, tailors, backpacker bars and restaurants, pharmacies, hotels, and very little grittiness or charm.
We met up with one of Nadith’s friend’s also vacationing in Thailand one night. He took us to a nice bar with an even better view.
When we returned we were reminded that maybe we were still a little to close to Khao San Road.
I love the pics (they’re very personal and real, that’s what people like to see as opposed to something that looks too professional set up), and that Thai custard bread just sounds and looks plain fucking delicious–it’s green, is it citrusy or what?
I hear that Thailand has the hottest food in the world, far hotter than what you can find in Mexico or the South East U.S.–would you say that’s true?
Locationless Living says
OMG the food is hot! By the third day I just gave up on half of Thailand’s menu of delicious looking curries. Probably why I stuck with Pad Thai so much.
That bread is actually from coconut. Weeks later I noticed many of the bakeries sell fresh green custard. I bought it and a loaf of white bread but it wasn’t so great. Just really, really green.
Any suggestions for how I should write future posts? Travel, business, the lifestyle, etc.? I am usually to lazy to type much though.
Pictures like those, that are uniquely yours and can’t be seen elsewhere, can be their own post and you don’t NEED to add any extra content (though it never hurts to do so, but with good quality pics like that you can absolutely get away with a pics-only post), but I would say what people are really interested in is HOW you manage to pull of this lifestyle with regards to getting an income stream that’s sufficient and allows you to live this way. I know this is difficult because you can’t give away your best stuff lest you create competition for yourself, so you’ll just have to do what you can.
Also, stories. People LOVE stories–anything funny, weird, scary, kinky, etc.
Locationless Living says
Thanks for the feedback Andrew. I will try to write some posts about building a business and what it’s like to live this lifestyle in the coming weeks and months. There are no big secrets though 🙂
Could you write a post on your business and what you actually do, or how you started your business?