Hey everyone, welcome to my travel blog! Thanks for reading, and thanks to those of you who will continue to read and follow. I’ve decided to keep this blog for a few reasons.
First, this will be a way for you all to keep tabs on me and make sure I’m alright.
Second, I want to share all stories and experiences I rack up. After all, what good is a story if you don’t share it?
Third, I want this to keep me accountable. I can be a creature of habit and routine. I’m doing what I’m doing to make sure that’s not possible. I want this blog to remind me to get out, explore, and to bring back new stories to tell, because I want to share them with all of you.
Now then. I write this while sitting in the terminal in LAX, waiting for a flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. I have accepted an English teaching position with a local language center, and will be there for a year, give or take.
I’ve never been to Nepal. I’ve never been to Asia. Sitting in this terminal is the first time I’ve even been to California. I have only the foggiest idea of what to expect when I get off the plane in 36-ish hours. That idea is probably wrong anyway. But that’s what this is about. I don’t know what’s waiting for me on the other side of the world. But whatever it is, it’s gonna be fun.
It’s gonna be hard. It’ll be uncomfortable. I’ve been warned that “something will go wrong.” But really, the adventure doesn’t even start until the first thing goes wrong. And whatever that thing is, you all will get to experience it with me.
And now without further adieu…
3 thoughts on “So Long Saint Paul”
What an encouraging invitation to see the world with you Joe. I have a friend who has taught there. 🙂
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From the date of the post, I gather you have been here for about 6 months now. Belated welcome to this country! I highly appreciate your positive spirit, sense of adventure and doing something for people so far away from your own. It was lovely reading your blog and stories (….not done yet). Thanks:)