Lets start this one with a request; try to imagine the last time you felt genuine calm and peace. If you can remember, that’s great (keep reading). If not, let me set the stage for you.
You’re sitting on the beach of Fort Meyers, nothing but a thin towel between your body and the powder-white sand. The only sounds hitting your eardrums are soft “whooshes” of the waves in front of you, muffled screeches of seagulls, laughs of children making sandcastles and chaos, and barks of dogs having the time of their lives.
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I’m currently sitting in the garden in Chicago’s Millenium Park. I’m feeling serine and relaxed for the first time in a few weeks. Have you ever just sat somewhere and felt like you were the only human on planet earth? That might be a bit of a stretch but that is how I am feeling right now.
Things happen every single day that can alter the entirety of your life. Big or small, we all have our issues and our quarks that worry us on a daily basis. I am sitting here right now, in this garden, putting my worries in perspective.
Continue reading Thoughts In Chicagooooooooo, Chicago
Today I’m on a five-hour bus ride to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. A very loud Cambodian lady next to me has not stopped talking on her phone (on speaker, no less) for the three hours we’ve been in this bus so far. Fun times for an intrepid traveler!
This bus ride has been very uneventful since I have the gift of being able to sleep virtually anywhere (thanks dad!). Besides some country-side views and small fruit-sellers along the way, I’m really just thanking the man upstairs for the AC in this thing.
Uncle Darrel and I have spent the last three nights in Siem Reap, a provincial capital in northwestern Cambodia and I’ve got a lot to share about this place.
Continue reading Crusty Eyes and Magificent Sites: Angkor Wat
Zoe here again, back with some more experiences, some tips, and some fun nonsense.
Where’s Zoe today? I’m currently sitting in a cute little cafe in Chiang Rai, Thailand sipping on the most elaborate caramel coffee drink I have ever come across. The picture tells the story. Purple is my favorite color so is it merely a coincidence that they gave me a purple swirly thingie? Or was I meant to come here for some reason that will change my life forever?! Only time will tell…
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You might be wondering, who is Zoe and why are we looking for her?
My name is Zoe and I am currently traveling throughout southeast Asia with my uncle for three weeks. I recently got back from Israel on a Birthright trip which was amazing and unforgettable. Don’t worry, I’ll post about it later.
Right now I am a little more than a week into my trip. I have explored the Philippines and Bangkok, Thailand. I have been keeping a journal but while I was writing a couple of days ago I realized I wanted to share my experiences with the world. Thus the birth of “Where’s Zoe?”
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