100 Days

It’s been a little over 100 days since I left home. So far I’ve been in 5 countries and countless climate zones. From the mountain passes of the Himalayas to the Nepali jungle to the Thar desert in India to the beaches of Goa, it’s been quite a journey. I’ve been partying in Seoul, freezing at Everest Base Camp in Tibet, freezing at Thorung Phedi in Nepal, sweating like I just took a shower in northern Indian and Bangkok, and staying cool in the monsoon rains in Goa. I’ve stayed in places that had no running water, no electricity, no heat, and questionable bed linens and places that have aircon, marble baths, and swimming pools. Here are some of the high and low points so far:
– growing out my facial hair
– partying in Seoul
– trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal
– Tibet!
– taking the 34 hour train from Xi’an to Lhasa in the hard seat class
– seeing Mount Everest and spending a night at EBC
– visiting the site of the Terracotta Warriors in China
– walking from Thamel to the bus park and back
– Indian train journeys
– nearly getting scammed in Jaipur and in Jaisalmer
– having an aggro rickshaw driver say to me “I fuck your face!”
– experiencing the Taj Mahal
– being a beach bum in Goa
– drinking buckets of thai whiskey and coke on Khao San Road
– experiencing amazing (and sometimes dodgy) local food and drink
– meeting awesome people every step of the way
– feeling a sense of freedom like I’ve never felt before

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