We all travel for different reasons, but deep down I suspect that each of us is seeking something that we feel we don’t yet possess. It could be that our lives aren’t exciting enough. Or maybe we’re chasing adventure. Some of us run off in search of romance, perspective, or even danger.
So what is it that drives you? And how can you find what you’re searching for?
let’s find out
Darkness blankets the city as I make my way toward Mandalay station in the pre-dawn hours. I’m alone, but there’s nothing to be afraid of. Myanmar is one of the safest tourist destinations in all of Asia. The locals I’ve encountered throughout my journey have been all smiles. Besides, I know exactly where I’m going. I made this walk to the train station just yesterday to buy my ticket to the far-flung Shan State town of Hsipaw. $4 for a 1st class ticket on one of the great train routes of the world. Score!
But as I soon discovered, “1st class” doesn’t mean all that much. And danger lurks in unexpected places while traveling overseas. read more