The Plus and Minus of the Tourist Trap

Arriving in Bangkok more than a month ago I didn’t know what to expect, travel was and still is very new to me in a lot of instances. There is a path that travelers trek on through Thailand, that goes either north or south, to the quiet beauty of the mountains to the sun and …

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It all Started with Beer Pong…

Last Wednesday was a great day, I got a chance to ride a scooter and go up a mountain in Chiang Mai. The evening started out great and then it became a shit show after we went to a bar and my bag was lost or stolen, it also happened to be the bag that happened to have my documents and a computer. Why the hell would I carry my laptop up a mountain, I was an idiot but because I didn’t have a place to lock it up at the hostel, they had locks for some lockers but thought carrying it would be OK and I felt more in control that way.

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Doi Suthep-Pui by Scooter

So I was supposed to leave Chiang Mai and go north a few hours to Pai to take in the Thai version of hippie culture but that didn’t end up happening. On Wednesday me and 3 people I met while traveling went up to Doi Suthep-Pui National Park which is just northeast of Chiang Mai.

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Travel for me is letting the walls fall and building Momentum

I wallow in negativity and that’s been my curse. Funny how I am out of half my gear, passport, cc and money and I’m feeling good. It makes you focus on how to move forward and make the best of it.

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Hypo Strikes me down in Chiang Mai (end result old iPhone 3GS MIA)

So I took the sleeper train all the way to Chiang Mai and decided to walk to the place I was supposed to stay even though it was 5km from where I was. I had just walked the same distance 2 days prior and said let’s go.

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