Hectic times as I move out of my apartment and get a few other things wrapped up ahead of my week-long trip to Hong Kong. The latest leg of my round-the-world trip without flying, I leave Bangkok Sunday evening and hope to arrive in the fragrant harbour1 within a week. The map below shows my approximate route…
So, a few quick things…
There’s no “right way” to travel
Several friends have asked why I don’t slow down and stop off at a few places en route to Hong Kong. A fair question, since I’ll be passing through some fascinating places and I’m sure there’s lots of interesting stuff to see and do. However, having accumulated quite a bit of travel experience by now, I’ve learned that I much prefer staying put in one place for a month or two (like I’ll be doing in Hong Kong) rather than trying to hit up lots of spots in quick succession. The exception is if I’m traveling in a group or with a good friend, in which case it can be lots of fun to rush around doing the touristy stuff.
But that’s just me. The bigger point here is that there’s no “right way” to travel. Different strokes for different folks. If you like to stop off and explore lots of different places for a day or two at a time, knock yourself out. If you’re on a mission to visit every country in the world (a la Graham Hughes), and thus get your kicks spending as short a time as possible between between borders, more power to ya! And if you’re like me and would rather live in one place for several months at a time, that’s fine, too.
What’s your ideal? Let me know in the comments.
In case you missed them…
Some older posts I’ve written that you may not have seen:
- Permission to suck and Publish the suck (good advice for creative types)
- How to be lucky
- Random Acts Of Courage (50 things that pushed me out of my comfort zone)
- My biggest secret
- A lesson I learned from Fucked Up Chuck
- Overcoming the fear of public urination (me doing stand-up comedy)
- Marriage, Kids, Pornography, Masturbation
Actually, three questions, since I’m feeling brave:
- If you like an article linked above, could you do me a big favor and share it via Facebook, Twitter, or some other channel?
- Have you liked the Disrupting the Rabblement page on Facebook yet? I post a few things on there each day. Yesterday, for example, I uploaded some video of me jumping off a ten foot pillar and landing in a roll, and next week should see some interesting content as I roll through four different countries.
- How about subscribing to my YouTube channel, Renaissance TV? Almost a thousand subscribers on there now, and starting next month I’ll be posting up video interviews with entrepreneurs.
Alright, that’ll do. Comments welcome as always.
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