One of our saddest days in our brief years in this world was saying goodbye to our new family, South Africans, Americans, Thais, Canadians, Chinese, Brits, people from all over the world whose lives happened to converge for a blink of the universal eye, and then just as fast everyone was gone, following their own paths which draw them all over our world. When my fiance Tara - girlfriend at the time I should add - and I left New York to teach in Thailand, it was terrible to leave the friends and family who we spent 26 years with, but there is always the reassurance that we all share a common home, one which will draw us all back, bring us together. We don't have that with the friends we made in Thailand, whose home bases draw them to all different parts of the world, yet the connections we made will never dissolve, even if we never encounter one another face to face again. Now we have left Thailand and are in the midst of 5 months through South East Asia - Penang, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar - a budget of only about $40 per day - minus some for plane tickets, bus tickets and visas. I hope I can share our adventures with other travelers and would be travelers as well as family and friends through my eyes as very best I can. I thank each and every one of you who takes the time to read my words and view our picture, and wish you all much peace, happiness and safe travels.
As Tara and I both share photography and video duty, the pictures and video footage you see on this blog are a composite of our collective. You can view Tara's blog here
and her blog from Thailand..