Taking A Break From Asia | Time To Move Again

After five months of being back in Asia and habitually traveling around this majestic continent, there comes the point where you start getting tired of Asia and just need a break from it all. This is not to say that I am cutting loose any ties that I may have with the place. Quite the contrary, It will forever be one of my favorite continents to live in and tour for many years to come, with Thailand topping that list even though I might have my reservations and mixed feelings of love and hate for the country. I know the term hate might have come out strongly but it is what it is. Even with all its flaws, the positives outweigh the negatives any day. It is such a fantastic country that has so much to offer the outside world, from the Friendly People to the Great Cost of Living, The diverse Food cuisine That Cost Little To Nothing, Culture and such an excellent and relaxed way of life. Its just one of those countries in SouthEast Asia that’s so hard not to come back to, hungry for more.   If you have never been here, I would highly recommend anyone who plans to travel or live abroad, to visit Thailand or any country around Asia. You just can’t go wrong with this continent.

Places to visit in Thailand   

Bangkok must be your first destination assuming that you did fly to Bangkok as it is the central hub in Southeast Asia and also most international flights will arrive here. There are plenty of places to visit in this mammoth of a city and not knowing where to start is a common challenge for most foreigners. Having an itinerary can go a long way in ensuring that you have a smooth transition into this outlandish world and ensure that you don’t stay in one place for far too long if your visit is short and time constrained.
Therefore we would recommend that for culture, visit the Grand Palace. You will be awed by the intricate temples and the much respected Buddhas who are very popular here. You could also visit the area around Siam Station to do your shopping and find things that you’ve never imagined before and will find nowhere else.
Other much sought-after destinations around Bangkok are the famous and elegant beaches at Maya Bay and the Erawan Seven Layer Waterfall.   

You can also create fond memories and experiences with friends and families from climbing rocks over the oceans and play fun games with the elephants. These are much-revered games here amongst both the locals and foreigners.

Taking a break from it all is like giving yourself a detox, which is what the body always needs from time to time to heal and regenerate. When will I be back in Asia again? Well, that I don’t know. When it comes to my travels and living abroad, I never really make any plans especially for the amount of time I plan to spend in a place or when I plan to go back to a place. What I usually do is first to look up for a few different destination, do a bit of research about the places that interest me the most. Then, I will lock up the site that has the most reasonable price ticket, buy a one-way ticket and just go, the rest, I will figure out when I get there; I have yet to commit to a long-term lease for every place that I’ve traveled to and lived. 

Time is very significant considering that It’s something we can never honestly afford to buy, not now or in the future. Therefore bending time and making it flexible to my needs has its rewarding advantages in life. At times you do get tired of moving around so much and with such an eventuality, I would like to commit to a 3-6 month lease or longer somewhere around the world. Also, you end up paying more money on your accommodation since you are not on a long-term contract, though, at the same time it has its benefit. Like that old saying goes (only time will tell) the Nomadic lifestyle is just as unpredictable as you never really know what is gonna be your next move. A life that is just not normal, pretty impresive huh!  

You damn right, I want more of this lifestyle, I probably wouldn’t trade it for anything. Where to next !! of course you would love to know. Well, I decided to head back to South America. Why South America? A continent that comes with such a high price tag, even though it is still about 50-60% cheaper than the US and can be a bit heavier on the wallet when compared to Asia. But South America has so much fragrance to offer and just like Asia; you just can’t let it go untouched and not spend more time in it. It is a whole different experience from the Asian world; South America brings a distinct flavor from the unique culture, taste of food and the great feeling of a beautiful woman lol. How can we forget about the pretty ladies for all my single guy’s out there? The great weather is terrific too, party beaches and lots more fun is in store for everyone and anyone. Besides all the fun stuff and fantastic weather, South America offers a lot of great history and incredible artwork. Also something of a bummer, I’m from the Caribbean’s I miss those Caribbean spice and the sweet flavor which is yet another excellent thing South America offers.  

But the most important and soul-satisfying thing about being in South America is that it is closer to where my heart is, Family! I Grew up in South Florida and a flight back home to spend some time with family is much easier and faster. I’ll share more about South America and Asia on a future post soon. First stop, Latin America baby!! I need to brush back up on My Spanish.

 

Hola Miami.   

10 thoughts on “Taking A Break From Asia | Time To Move Again”

  1. I really enjoyed reading this post and wanted to say it gave me more inspiration to travel. I’ve always wanted to visit Thailand, not sure which part exactly, but I would want to visit a couple of touristy destinations and also sort of live like a local. Based on your travel experience, how much time in Thailand would somebody need in this country to be satisfied and get rid of that travel bug itch?

    1. Thanks for reading Appreciate you taking your time to read it. Thailand!! You can get a simple of it in 2weeks which is just only a simple if you really want it to worth your while then 1 month would have you screaming for more but that 1 month would defiantly have you feeling very happy. For Touristy you just can’t go wrong with Pattaya and Phuket that’s where all guy’s and girls go to get wild and have a life of there life. You can get a local experience in each city just depends on where you go. for Phuket you will find more locals in the town of kathy, Pattaya I would say Jomtien. Bangkok has a lot of local experience as well just don’t stay in the lower Soi of Sukhumvit like Nana plaza lol

  2. Looks like you are living life the way it is meant to be lived! Your trip to Thailand must have been a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I went there a few years back but stayed in a low key beach resort, it was great. I would suggest trying to visit Colombia during your future stay in South America. Talk about pretty women…

    1. Thailand is amazing its like a playground for all ages it’s a place I will always go back to no matter what it defiantly makes my list on top 10 places to visit. Yes the woman in Colombia are str8 10’s I have been there before back in April and planning to go back now cause i miss the Colombian lady’s with there amazing body’s and gorgeous face 😍😍

  3. Is that an Uber on a motorbike? Funny how that hasn’t caught on in the states, and probably won’t ever. I have dreams of doing what you do the only thing stopping me is financially being able to support it. I am also weary of scams that other people may try to pull on tourists. Have you encountered any scams on your journeys? Like a friend told me a Tuk Tuk driver would take the long way in order to get more money.

    1. There’s plenty of ways to support you travel it all depends on what you want and the level of comfort that suits you better. Creating many different sort of income streams helps out alot. Teaching English is defiantly a start I haven’t done it myself but I’ve met many people who has and they love it and do pretty good at it while earning a nice decent salary. Scam happens everywhere around the world we all fall into parts of it just be smart and always negotiate all price ahead of time, To tell you the truth getting scammed is actually good and bad at times, the good thing about it you learn something good about the place you are at which prepare you for next time and we all know there’s always a next time you just have to laugh it out and just say to yourself wow they got me but it won’t happen again.

  4. Buying a one way ticket is the way to go if you really plan on living in the moment. I would suggest finding local hostels in the area you are trying to visit and making friends with other travelers as you won’t be alone. Pack light, all you really need is some extra clothes, laptop, and some good traveling shoes. You got a great story here that will last your entire lifetime. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I always highly recommending on buying a one way ticket cause you never know what to expect for each destination, having that flexibility to leave whenever you want is way better for me. and I think it saves you more money just in case you want to spend more time in that one place. Thanks for the tips packing light is always a must

  5. When you visit South America you should try Lomo Saltado, Ceviche from Peru, and Papa Rellena. Those are my three favorite latin cuisine dishes and they do not disappoint!! I’m a huge foodie that also loves traveling so I’m with you on wanting to go to a destination based on the delicious food! You gotta eat right? Why not eat GREAT food, in an AWESOME destination? You’re doing it right!

    1. I will defiantly be trying those three dishes you recommended Peru is one country that defiantly on my list. I love eating that’s one of my very favorite part of traveling

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