Mar
21
2011

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Writing in Bangkok

by Going Slowly

As light filters through our windows, and roosters crow over the sound of scooters buzzing past our little dead-end road—another day of our new life has begun. We are no longer concerned about when check-out is, or how long we'll have to pack our things, or what the weather will be like when we hit the road. None of this matters for one simple reason: we're not going anywhere.

Travel Books on the Shelf

There is no packing to do, no wondering what we'll see today, no anticipating what adventures and challenges will come our way. For the moment, we're settled, and it feels great. We're reveling in simple comforts, like knowing where we're going to sleep each night, and where our next meal will come from. Perhaps best of all is the fact that we have a shower (only a few steps away!) which delivers hot water on-demand.

Shanti Lodge Bathroom

Our two-year adventure of a life lived on the open road has shrunken to the size of a single hotel room; it's cozy, comfortable, and conducive to getting work done. In short, we love it, and it's exactly where we need to be right now.


Here in Bangkok, we've been writing from dawn until dusk every day, intensely pursuing our goal of of penning a journal entry for every single day of our trip (not including our time here). There are times when undertaking such an ambitious venture feels like a monumental feat, equally as daunting as embarking on a journey around the world used to.

It's been a little more than two weeks since we bussed into Thailand's capital, and so far, we've successfully maintained our goal of publishing two journal entries each and every day. As usual, we're finding the writing process to be somewhat difficult, but also incredibly cathartic. We've been behind ever since Mongolia, and it feels so good to watch our list of un-written entries dwindle!

Well, we'd better get back to it!


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