He took a journey through Asia to find himself and came out finding more than he'd ever imagined. From euphoria to melancholy -- he experiences it all and grows wiser on the road.
The former monk told us that there were four ways to get to the place we needed to go. East, West, North, or South. I came to volunteer on his organic farm for the holidays because I was hoping for some sense of mindfulness education and exposure to farming life. But as I was departing...
The traveller's road is well paved with those pursuing paradise. Some young backpackers look for good times and cheap drinks, but then there are many others looking for an idealized form of paradise. Some believe it can be found somewhere on the road, as though they’ll find that right place to solve their troubles.
Have you ever looked deeply into someone’s eyes for a matter of minutes, without breaking the gaze? It’s a peculiar experiment that’s only piqued my interest in the past year, but these past two weeks have been the first time I’ve tried such a thing over and over again, and with fascinating results.
There’s a Parisian man sleeping on my couch in the other room right now. His name is Adrien and I discovered him through my first experience using Couchsurfing.