In my last post about survival trips, I told you the things I did well. But obviously, everything wasn’t smooth-sailing. If you’re pulling a last minute trip with multiple desitinations, you’re bound to have flaws… big ones. So while I aced most of my trip, there are a couple of things that I failed big [...]
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Are you a newbie to using squat toilets? Traveling a country, where there’s non-western toilets? Going hiking in the woods, where the toilet is the great wide open? Well, here’s a helpful aide for my squeamish squatters…
Well, I did it!
I went on my last-minute travel break and I survived it.
It was heaven.
… And stress.
Like life, booking travel abroad generally involves a fair bit of planning.
Or so I thought…
Last year, people asked me if I had a travel plans. What a ridiculous question– of course I had plans!
Pretty soon, fireworks will light the sky and party blowers will sound- Welcome to the New Year!
But up until a week ago, my travel clock was still ticking, even though I had just returned home from a month of travel.
Panic. Oh my God. …Where to be on New Years Eve?
A few months at most… I’ll go back home just long enough to find another job to get me back to Korea.” That’s what I told myself. Returning to the U.S. was the furthest thing from my plan.
My Hindu astrologer in Dharamsala quoted a year. I had difficulty believing him. A year later,… the stars were right.
So when the Korean computer repair shop couldn’t revive my Mac Airbook this past month, I didn’t know what to do with it. But now that it was deemed waste, I didn’t feel like packing dead weight onward to other countries. Maybe it was time to do what I do, whenever my traveling gets weighed down with too many souvenirs? Time to mail it home.
With India, you don’t always know what to expect.
It’s like the way Los Angeles used to be in the 80′s and 90′s before L.A. Country took to white-washing it to erase signs of poverty. I’d drive down the street and each block would change from ghetto to posh and back to ghetto again, like Christmas twinkle lights!