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22 Responses to Follow Along With Me

  1. UWAK says:

    have never travel outside my country but someone advised me to go to India first ,have always dream of staying and working outside my country but the problem is have do I start this journey since I don’t know anybody? pls someone should help fixe me up

  2. Alycia says:

    Hi earl!

    Thanks for writing such amazing blogs and being such an inspiration to us fellow travel lovers :)

    I was after some advice. I have spontaneously booked a 1month trip to India from jan-February next year. I will be travelling mostly on my own. I have just recently been strongly advised of the dangers of this, being female. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on the safer areas and easy to navigate areas. I will be flying into and out of goa. I really just want to see and do as much as I can within the month to really absorb and explore the beautiful country. What would be the main areas you would recommend/things to do, keeping in mind I will be a female possibly on my own:)


    • Pravesh Phalke says:

      Hi Alycia,
      am just a reader/traveler as you are..
      what i know most about it that Goa is superb and safe to visit anytime..
      for a safe and happy travel in India you should keep two most important thing in mind that India is highly populated so all kind of soul are here ‘saint and sinn’ i know it like everywhere else in world…
      still as an indian i can give you some tips about it..
      try to avoid night journey in local cab/train as far as possible…
      before booking any flight/train-ticket/cab look for daylight travel option …
      always click a picture of cabdriver along with the registration plate of his vehicle..
      try to avoid street seller.. if this is your first trip to india you gonna be amaze, as many people try to sell their products on street..
      its not a big deal here…
      my word may worry you about your journey but trust me you gonna love the experience which will be with you forever..
      as a often visitor Earl will share more experience about it :)
      have a happy journey :)

  3. PAUL KING says:

    We’re ready!!!!!!

  4. pravesh phalke says:

    Superb inspiring story earl… and very well written for newbie like me :) thanks mate :)
    are you have any plan to re-visit India ???

  5. bonnie miller says:

    My fiancee and I are wanting to move to Phuket. I am finishing up on an Associates degree in Elementary Education and am working on my TESL courses after. Any suggestions?

  6. tulasi says:

    You have a very inspiring story! I’m from India, and the travel bug bit me during the time I lived in London for two years with my Family when my Dad got a job there. I was 9 years old then and traveling around Europe was a transforming experience. I definitely want to go back and not just there, I want to travel everywhere! In early 2013 I gave up a career in Psychology to follow my dream of traveling the world. I loved psychology but my job wouldn’t let me travel much. You are right. When we are passionate about doing something, we can always find a way out. I started freelance writing in Mental health, Well being and Relationship niches so that I can travel and work from any corner of the world. It hasn’t made me rich over night, but everyday I feel a little closer to my goal of going for a solo trip abroad.
    I agree that not having enough money is a good thing at times, because we need some sort of a driving force to push us. I have had days when I feel to lazy to write or do any work because I know, it wouldn’t make a huge difference if I postpone it to tomorrow, or day after, sometimes to even a week. However, when we are out on the road, we know it at the back of our mind that if we don’t work and have no money, then there are a number of things to worry about, like paying for accommodation, food, flight etc.
    More people should read your story. There so much to learn from each of your posts

    • Wandering Earl says:

      Thank you so much for that Tulasi and I certainly wish you continued success with your projects and goals!

    • pravesh phalke says:

      hey Tulasi, am also from India, and having the same kind of passion… very inspire by wandering earl and searching a partner for that… in india its very tought decision to make these kind of choices but am on this way.. is there any way to contact you directly???

  7. Julie Appleby says:

    Earl, can you forward on to me the name of the hotel where we will be staying in Istanbul? As you know, I am arriving early and meeting my son on Friday, April 26 for a visit with him before my tour begins with you. Pehaps we could stay at the Hotel over that weekend.

  8. Jessica A says:

    Dear Earl,
    If you ever decide you want an intern who helps you plan all your trips and occasionally gets to travel with you, I’m your girl! lol

  9. eade duncan says:

    This is your best article yet, not just a travel log. AND, no mention of food – only of the place, the people, your feelings/reaction and their situation(s). That, to me, is the best way to travel. One can eat every type of food in our Western culture simply living in a house/condo etc., with little or no effort. But, one cannot experience other people/cultures this way.

    One of my deeply rooted travelling memories is of the bridge at Mostar (before it was blown up) – a tiny girl who was slipping on stones that had been walked on it seemed “forever and a mother a little reticent to let me help her. After all, I was from “away” and not a Muslim.

    That is much more memorable and fulfilling than another plate of pasta.


  10. Susan says:

    Have you tried other (less discovered) islands in Indonesia?

    • Earl says:

      Hey Susan – I haven’t had a chance to explore more of Indonesia (apart from Bali and Sumatra) yet, but I do look forward to exploring many of the other islands at some point in the future!

  11. Earl I found your article about your working at the home for the dying pretty true-as I was once one of the 3 day workers back in 2006-in short I am working on a project to go back there in Sept 2011 and try to use my limited funds to provide the people there the use of a Dr for a day(just hire one for a full day when I can raise enough funds to do so)and then take on the care for one person at a time-which would include whatever meds the Dr says they need-my question for you is if I can only sponser one or two people at a time there do you think that will cause any problems(like one person will be getting treatment and meds but the person beside them wont)? overall do they have enough meds to give out to fill the need or is that area really lacking? Ty Mike

  12. Lucy says:

    This is absolutely inspiring. After stumbling upon this page I feel there may be hope for some things. I’ve only read the post on Osama’s death, but I don’t think it could have been said better. As a college student, it is hard to live in this country and imagine a future worth sticking around for. So much needs to be changed in this world, and the only way to start it is by doing exactly what you are doing- building bridges. We must learn to trust one another, accept one another, live with one another if there is any hope for a future. Thank you.

    • Earl says:

      Hey Lucy – I couldn’t have said it better :) And once you realize that there is hope for change, either in our own lives or with the world in general, it becomes much easier to find the motivation to take bold steps and make that change happen.

      Thank you so much for your comment! And I just received your email as well and will reply to it shortly.

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