Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Snapshot, and one of my favourite places in Eastern Europe, Prague. I spent about nine days in Prague and I still have so many things to see and experience in the city.
Using GowithOh, I stayed in an apartment in Praha 4 which was close to the metro. During the day I would take the metro into the centre of the city, then wander around, buying spicy sausages from street vendors and drooling over the architecture. Finding the sculptures of artist David Černý became a kind of game (he is one talented and twisted individual), and I still crave pork knuckle at times. During my time I also took a historic tour of the city with Urban Adventures, as well as a tour of the tunnels underneath the town hall, both of which I recommend.
When I started thinking about my return to Asia my plans were pretty basic, fly to Bangkok, get an apartment, go back to writing full-time. Well, things have changed a little bit and September is now brimming with travel adventures.
As I get ready to hit the road again (5 more days in Ontario!), I am reading more travel literature; blogs, stories in magazines, books in print, books through kindle. There are a few reasons for this, inspiration and something to keep me busy during long travel days.
When I read that Lauren was writing a book I was intrigued. I met Lauren during Songkran in Chiang Mai in 2012, but I had been reading her blog, Never Ending Footsteps long before that.
Lauren is a fun-loving female traveler who suffers from anxiety, attracts disaster, and doesn’t let that stop her from traveling the world. In the beginning her family and friends were doubtful about her ability to be a solo female traveler, but Lauren didn’t cave, she didn’t pack it in when things got tough, she kept going.
I have spent most of August bouncing off the walls, ready to grab my backpack and fly out the door. I’ve been frantically working on this blog, getting back to being more active on social media, and write more often. I’ve been in a really good place, and now that I’m a week from departure I’m in a bit of a limbo. Thankfully I have a couple distractions.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Snapshot. As I get closer to my departure to Southeast Asia (Sep 7th), I am spending a lot of time looking through old travel photos and making plans for my return. There are a couple cities/countries I hope to revisit during my upcoming trip, and Penang, Malaysia is one of those places.
I first visited Penang on a visa run from Thailand. During that trip I met Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless and Dave Dean from What’s Dave Doing. We drank, we ate Indian food, and Dave & I hitchhiked at 1am to get back to our respective hostels after having dinner with Christine and her family. A year or so later I returned to Penang, staying with an expat family for a couple months, gorging myself on Indian food, taking cooking classes, and exploring the city.
Over the past 48 hours I have struggled to write a post about Bangkok, starting and stopping four or five times. After the first bomb went off at the Erawan Shrine I started receiving texts and private messages, “Are you still going to Bangkok?”, was the question everyone was asking. My answer, a resounding, “Yes”.