The Bajau Laut are a stateless tribe living off the coast of East Malaysia. They have no country citizenship (although Malaysia has a program for them if they are willing to send their children to school and meet other requirements. This requires living on land much of the year.) As a result many of the tribes choose to remain on the water. In many ways, they epitomize wanderlust. But they also embody a unique and independent way of life that’s quickly disappearing. However, their traditions live on for the now and were a pleasure to witness. I stayed in
I could have hit my head or my neck. I could have been kicked by the spooked horse, or stomped on. I’m lucky. I know that. But the pain of bumping along dirt roads and
After a massive adventure and hangover the day before, and feeling just a little antsy for some alone time (since I’d been traveling nearly 24/7 with my guide and driver) I may have felt a
What is this life of travel? The life of an expat? As many highs and incredible experiences as it provides, there are also quite a few lows. I’ve lived in Bangkok for 6 weeks now.
The Taiwanese sense of hospitality is intense. I didn’t know this until just before my trip, but the Taiwanese are famous for their sense of hospitality. And wow, that reputation played out. I arrived in