Archive for Personal Stuff

Traveler Instinct

Why I Always Trust My Traveler Instinct

During the three days I spent in Istanbul earlier this month, something didn’t feel right. Sure, I followed the general routine that I usually follow, and have enjoyed greatly, during my earlier travels to this city. I booked a private … Read more

Travel Habits

Inexplicable Travel Habits of a Long-Term Traveler

Before getting on an airplane, I always re-tie my shoelaces. During a layover, I must sit at an airport cafe for at least ten minutes, but only in a chair that faces away from the counter where I placed my … Read more

The Greatest Lesson I've Learned

The Greatest Lesson I’ve Learned From Travel

I know nothing. That’s the greatest lesson I’ve learned during all these years of travel. Sure, I can tell you where to snorkel in Bali or give you a great route for a road trip around Romania or explain where … Read more

Romanian visa - flowers

Reactions to My Romanian Visa Post (and my response)

This is a post I wasn’t expecting to write. But I’m writing it because my last post – the one about having my Romanian residency visa refused – certainly went in an unexpected direction. Let me recap what that post … Read more

Romania Residency Visa Refused

How I Got Kicked Out Of Romania

“Peace, I’m out.” That’s exactly what I yelled…okay, maybe I just mumbled it to myself…fine, I only said it in my head…but regardless, it was said as I left Bucharest last week, right after I discovered that my residency visa … Read more

Confused About Life

I’m Confused About Life Just Like Everyone Else

Yes, I’m confused about life just like everyone else. I get depressed, I struggle and I feel lost too, more often than you probably would imagine. In fact, back in August of this year, I had a bit of a … Read more

Fluent in Any Language

Why Me No Fluent In Any Language At All

Thank you, travel. For it is you who has turned me into a man who is fluent, not in two languages, nor three languages, and not even four languages. Alas, as a result of constantly bouncing around the world, far … Read more

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever Is Nasty & It Made Me Cry

Hunched over, with my hands on my knees, I tried to breathe but found it difficult. My head was pounding, I was covered in sweat despite the air-conditioner blasting cold air throughout the room and the dizziness made it difficult … Read more

What Others Think About You

Why You Shouldn’t Care What Others Think About You

The day I started enjoying my travels the most was the day I stopped worrying about my hair. You see, an old girlfriend of mine used to tell me that I was much worse than her mother and grandmother combined, … Read more

How I Stay Organized While Traveling & Working

How I Stay Organized While Traveling, Working & Being A Fool

I have two brains. There is my work brain and my travel brain. And the truth is that these two brains are not the best of friends. As much as I have tried over the years, I can’t seem to … Read more