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POST-TRAVEL DEPRESSION | SOLD EVERYTHING TO TRAVEL

Coming back home after being away for a long time is not easy just three months of being away from home I felt lost and out of place in my own hometown. The weather is different, the food too, the people; everything seems over price all the little things that you were used to are just not the same anymore.

The first few weeks of being back I just felt bored, anxious, and depress it was like a big part of my life was left somewhere else, you feel as if you came back to exactly the spot you left. Your friends don’t understand the new you, don’t want to hear the time when you was in a train full with locals that didn’t speak a word of English spending 4hrs on the train to get into another country then realizing when you get there that you are unable to get into the other country cause you forgot something that is so important back in the other country smh crazy.

Traveling around the world is an incredible experience. You get the opportunity to leave your cocoon and experience the vast world beyond. It gives one the chance to escape the monotonies of daily living, work and all the things that can be considered part of our routines, be it only for a short while. Having the opportunity to travel the world is something I could not trade for anything. I got to interact with many different people and was able to appreciate how diverse we all are. I was able to be part of cultures that were so new and different from mine. Traveling from country to country enables me to appreciate how incredible and beautiful nature really is. I got to see incredible works of architecture as well as forms of nature that I had never seen before. Every day became an adventure.

Returning home was something that i was not really looking forward to. It was quite overwhelming to leave my new found joy of simple living and return to the routine that was my life. I had to go back to work and I had to return to my limited circle of friends. I had to forego the spontaneity that had become part of my life. This made me rather blue and I came to the realize that I may have been experiencing post trip depression. I realized what withdrawal symptoms actually meant. I miss being out there, I wanted to feel the mighty waterfalls while standing on the sidelines. I was used to living on the edge. I had no idea what to do with the confinement and security that home offered.

SOLD EVERYTHING TO TRAVEL

To put it plainly, I wasn’t happy that’s so I knew what I had to do. A decision that’ll change the course of my life for ever. I decided to follow my heart and live for my dream of being a full time traveler, A nomad who wants just enough for living and more traveling. So now, I am selling all the shackles that bind me. I’m selling all my stuff to be able to go see the world. If you’re wondering it’s tough, let me tell you it’s not. Here’s how I’m doing it:

-Before selling off your stuff, the most important step is to detach from them. Start by using such items less often until you don’t need or use them anymore You must realize that every dollar earned while selling your stuff takes you one step closer to your next adventure.

– Be strong. Things can be bought again, but memories are priceless.

– Don’t just throw away your stuff for less than they are worth. Do thorough research and get the best price for your items. I sold a lot of my stuff on sites like offerup and craigslist For you’ll need money for traveling and a good sum will take you far.

 

 

– At the end of the day, just know that these are just things. You have to detach yourself. After all, you aren’t taking them to your grave as well are you?

 

Here I wish you good luck with that. As for me, I have accrued quite a sum and I am all set to start a new journey. Where and When? I’ll keep you posted.

Making Friends While Traveling

Meeting new friends while backpaking and enjoying life in bali

Jimbaran Seafood Cafe

My backpacking travel experience in Bali

Three months of traveling around has taught me a lot the world is not what we think it is and is more than what we think it is, life without traveling is like living in a cocoon with no lights around you. Making new friends should be a every human nature. This is what I learned when I sent myself on peace mission lasting three month from which I had been separated from my entire life back home.

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JUICY BURGER STAND

MR LA Lune has one of the best burger shop right outside Pontoon Night Club freshly made real ground beef, He has been making those great burgers for the past 10yrs or so if you ever in Cambodia grab you one of them they only cost 2 dollars I bought about 4 of them that night to enjoy with some of the local kids that was hang around, One of them was with his mother  I really like enjoying a meal with the locals sometime thats how you get to know that place and the people around it, Plus the food is so cheap and you get such a big portion for what you pay for you can almost always pick up the tab for everyone.

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THINGS TO DO IN CHIANG MAI

 HUAY KAEW WATERFALL

One of the beautiful waterfall in Chiang Mai i had a great time there the view was just amazing.  I had a bit of a journey in this waterfall forest I met this old man and his wife I think he was from Landon and his wife is Thai they gave me some free trekking around the forest usually you have to pay for trekking lesson unless you want to go your self and get lost. His wife was like a champ like she was made for this the way she was climbing up those rocks was really cool.

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