The one where I take a step back, but ferociously so; again, and again - it feels like I've always been saying the same thing. Anyway, this is what I think you should think about before the end of the year. Please do.
I haven't written about my last few days in Thailand, let alone any of the last month. I mean, I was busy having fun and stuff, but that's not the reason I haven't updated my blog. The reason is that in those last days travelling by myself, I went through a mental shift that I'm … Continue reading The Mechanics of Happiness
It is morning and I still haven't decided. Will I do it? How dangerous is it? Can I do it? At the thought of leaving the hostel to hitchhike the 300 odd kilometres to Chiang Mai, my chest knots itself up and my head goes spinning. I spend some time on my newsfeed to procrastinate, … Continue reading To Hitch or Not to Hitch
I made six new random friends since I boarded the bus in Jaisalmer yesterday evening. Within a few minutes, I'd introduced myself to the guys across the corridor of the sleeper bus, and my plan of having locals handy in case I was confused worked out fabulously. Plus none of us got bored, and I … Continue reading 10-minute-friends and floating thoughts.
I thought arriving would be more of a relief. Instead, it's the middle of the night, and I'm wide awake and alone in a shabby dorm (which is either overpriced, or the exchange rate has changed dramatically since 2014, or the rest of the place really is that great to make up for it). But! … Continue reading Orange Delhi night
Being suspicious of men began when I was twelve and a classmate walked up to me, outright groping my emerging breast. This story already shows the seeds of a dynamic I still experience and tried to properly put into words only yesterday when a male friend asked me to. There is: the shock and disbelief … Continue reading Why I won’t tell women to be “extra careful”
Well, okay, I'm back already. My post last week made me remember an article I wrote in Morocco but never published anywhere. Going back a bit further back, this will introduce and expand on one of my big themes: trust. Enjoy and discuss! (Seriously, I'd like your views: do you think I'm being stupid doing what I do?) … Continue reading How it began II