Monday, September 28, 2015

21,718 Miles Later

I write from the family farm in LaSalle, Colorado, USA. It's been quite a whirlwind of travel and activity for the past month. And this is the first chance I've had to write since we landed here four days ago.

Here's the last month in numbers:

30 days

7 countries

21,718 miles 
(34,951 kilometers)
That's 7.7 times across the continental United States!

Thus creating, 2.18 tons of carbon emissions
just in air travel.
Ugh.

10 different modes of transportation:
taxi
bus
plane
van
train
song tau 
boat
motorbike
tuk-tuk
bicycle

13 stamps in our passport

20 hours of flight delays

5 guest houses

4 hostels

2 jimjilbangs 
(Korean spas)

4 nights sleeping on planes/trains

7 massages

2 surfing lessons

7 servings of mango and sticky rice

8 charcoal pills

1 trip to the hospital

limitless diarrhea




I haven't blogged along the way because I didn't know what to say. How can a person summarize/share/communicate anything meaningful at all with so much to capture and so few words to do it in? So the alternative has been to say nothing at all because that feels safer and truer.

I'll process and share more later, but for now I just wanted you to know that we are safe and sound in the USA continuing our world travels on this side of the planet. Because we're all world travelers when you think about it.


Here are some Instagram pix for now:


China







Thailand










Cambodia







Bali














And now to sit still for a few minutes...

Nebraska, Tennessee, and Delaware, we're comin' for ya!







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