After three and a half years of being in Asia, I am back on U.S. soil! Here is a recap of the past six months of full-time travel in India and Southeast Asia. What's next?
Lately, when I walk around the streets of Asia (currently Thailand), I come across things that I first found strange and photo-worthy, but now it has become the norm. I often need to take a step back and realize that some things that are normal* in Asia are so foreign for westerners. Likewise, there are behaviors that westerners engage in that people in Asia would find insane. Here are some cultural differences that people who stay extensively in Asia would find normal after a while.
Epic Arts Cafe in Kampot, Cambodia. Great food and great mission.
Traveling can affect your exercise routine. Here are some easy cheap ways to stay fit while traveling.
Some tips on budget accommodation ($5-8 USD for a private room). To book ahead or not?
An experience filing a report at the police station in Kampot, Cambodia. Despite the uniforms that seems to give them authority, police officers are just human like me.
With over five years of travel, I experienced one bad incident - my phone was stolen in Kampot, Cambodia! It's okay though. Let this be a reminder to stay present at all times.