After almost two months in Asia, we were ready to come home. Intense heat, inconsistent food quality, disheveled sleep patterns, and a yearning for new accomplishments pushed us from the “I can’t wait to travel” to the “I can’t wait to settle down in one place for more than six days and not be sweaty as fuck all the time” type of mindset.
Traveling SE Asia was dope. Hands down, one of the most unique experiences of my life. Hands down, SE Asia was one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life as well.
Some things that I learned:
- Thailand truly is the “Land of Smiles”. Everyone is the nicest person you’ve ever met. Except for the pushy ping-pong show assholes.
- Zan Harris is a machine. He can travel longer than me, harder than me, and still have the energy to be a wild man. Props buddy.
- Some cultures are extremely rude and inconsiderate. Although, I think maybe their ideas of “rude” and “inconsiderate” are different from ours which is why they are the way they are.
- When six or more ladies all say “maaassssaaaaaaaaaage” at the same time it sounds like a group of birds.
- Some things, like ping-pong shows, that you tell yourself you gotta see, you might really not want to see once the opportunity arises.
- People are mean to animals, especially dogs.
- It might be better to play things by ear instead of planning an entire trip before you arrive. Some places you will like longer than others and it’s better to decide how long you want to be there after you try it out.
After the blistering heat in Chiang Mai, we went to Phuket where Bangla Road is the main attraction.