2013 was a banner travel year for me. I traveled through 25 cities in 4 continents!! 2014 has been a slow year - only 2 countries (hopefully, Canada counts) and 3 cities. Boo!! I hope to fix that in November.
Day to Day:
My day to day seems boring to me, but likely chaotic to everyone else. I thrive in chaos since my mind seems to dart from place to place. I am a lawyer, a clinician, an entrepreneur, and a teacher (and yes... all at the same time). I get bored without challenges and keep trying to find the next mountain to climb. Entrepreneurship is one of the hardest ones so far.
Divorced, I cant cook, but I am learning. I recently bought a calphalon set of cookware, and steaming dim sum is my new favorite thing ever!!
As you can tell from my pictures, I enjoy travelling. I started staying in hostels last year when I travel (for pleasure). I LOVE it. Its fun, you meet new people and arn't stuck in a boring hotel room. I met some rather interesting people including a world medal winning russian swimmer (who didnt seem impressed by her own work), multiple accountant couples (This is apparently a thing?), and Australians (except, oddly, in Australia) who later come stay with you.
Hostels also taught me what I wont do anymore: Sharing human sized, dog kennels with 14 other men in a capsule hotel is where I may be drawing the line. Not because I am not a fan of cramped spaces, or dislike bathing with naked japanese businessmen, but because it can get hot in the capsule hotels.
On a different recent trip to Amsterdam I discovered that I like art, music and drama -- who knew?!!! I recently went to a modern art museum in Amsterdam and saw a really generic looking "cloth on handle" sculpture. To me, it looked sort of obvious. But, after listening to the audio guide, it turned out to be a seminal work in feminist sculpture. (Which to be honest sounded a little sexist. How is a sculpture feminist? Why does it have to be a reflection on gender?).
I have recently discovered that I enjoy hiking and enjoy going up hills in random parts of the world!! Recent hikes in Japan, Korea, Pennsylvania and Australia have solidified this interest.
Goals for 2014: I want to travel through Africa. I would LOVE some tips for places to visit. I originally thought that Kenya would be awesome, I am told - not so much. I then considered Egypt - yeah, I know - same basic story. I need help and tips.