All tagged Southeast Asia
If Americans citizens have an international reputation for being rude, oblivious, ostentatious boors, the Chinese are viewed much the same way. They travel in large groups, dressed in gaudy new-money fashions, don’t speak the language or follow the local customs—and their government/military is easily the most formidable in the region.
She was a short, pretty woman with glasses, and despite the dusty, traffic-choked road behind us and the murky legality of what we were doing—although this is apparently very normal in Cambodia—I felt like I was in good hands. This lady looked proud, professional even, as she spread the boxes of pills out before us. She may have even been wearing a white coat.
Allison started tapping me and mouthing something I couldn’t understand. She was staring at the front seat with eyes that looked like they were about to roll out of her head.
That's what I really want. Not to take a vacation, or to "travel," per se, but simply to go wherever I want and continue to work at the same time. People frequently call that "the dream." But why should we all have to pick a place and just stay there?
It's undeniably fall now. Cool nights. Flannel shirts. Football on the weekends. It's comforting, in a way. Comfortable. Too comfortable.
I became uncomfortable with my own subject matter, concerned that I was just coming across like some asshole having a near-midlife crisis, bumbling my way across America in a borderline jalopy, banging as many college girls as possible.
much of my adult life—my maturation as a person (if I may deign to call myself either mature or a person)—has been about learning NOT to look forward so much, not to anticipate things too much.
who wants to "get the most out of" anything, anyway? As long as you know you've probably missed something, you'll be motivated to go back.
One of the visa requirements is proof of a return/onward plane ticket, which of course we don't have, as we are NEVER coming back to a country where either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is president.