Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Indie Travel - Day 30 - Where in 2012?

Where are you going in 2012?  Why is that place great for indie travelers? 


For a very long time, I've wanted to go to Thailand. I'm not sure why, maybe it's the wonderful food, or the ranting of my friends who have been there, or the Golden Buddha, it's just some place I need to see. Who knows the why of wanting to go some place? It just has a pull, a hidden meaning, a need to be seen. 


There are many other places, but Thailand feels like a place I could settle into, much like I settle into Mexico. Thai is probably a more difficult language to speak than Spanish, but what the heck? If I learn a few hundred words I ought to be able to get around at least. 


My impressions of Thailand is that it's warm (right!) and friendly, not too expensive, full of opportunities, and there's a lot to learn. It's a very different culture, yet there are many expats so I wouldn't be all alone as the only English speaker. 


One has to go where the pull is greatest. There's no way to cover every square inch of the world,  and no point in trying. And if it's raved about by others, there must be good reason. 2012 will be my year to find out. 


(Today is day 30 of the Indie Travel project. Whew. I did actually post one for every day, like I promised myself I would do. Now if I would make a goal to write 1000 words a day on my novel, maybe I could actually finish it!)


Thanks for reading along with me. It's great to have an audience, otherwise, it feels like I'm just talking to my self!