Posts tagged Thailand
Posts tagged Thailand
I’m sulking back to you, interwebs, with my tail between my legs. What sort of self-respecting twenty-year-old journalism and new media student am I that can’t even keep up a blog? I promise, I’ll be better. And to be clear, I’ll be better because a grade of mine depends on it in my Writing for the Web class. As per usual, this will be a space for me to think out loud, but this time I’ll be doing so more regularly.
And to be fair I’ve been busy. Work, environmental activism, writing and helping to run our independent student magazine, ampersand, school (you know, since this is college), and every once in a while I see my friends. But all of this will make an appearance here. And some old things too. There are some ruminating posts to catch you up on. So I’ll start there.
When I left you last I was about to travel to Thailand. That didn’t happen. The bug that struck me down in Cambodge (see earlier posts) reared its ugly head (ugh…that personification went too far) and I ended up just going straight to Oregon to recoup before I began my summer job on the West Coast. All things considered, that’s a big part of my inactive blog and I tried to parse out that feeling in the following article I wrote, Confessions of a Facebook Expat. The story focuses on Facebook, but it applies to all the outlets for my online presence, this space included.
I have so much left to tell you about Cambodia and so many pictures left to post, but today is my last day in the country and I’m going to cherish it (also, let’s be real, I’m still finishing my final article).
Tonight I’ll celebrate my almost birthday with my Cambodia crew and by tomorrow, if all transportation and border crossings go according to plan, I’ll be in Bangkok for my actual birthday, June 7th. In Thailand I’ll spend two days in Bangkok, take a train to Chang Mai, a Northern provence known for beautiful jungles, temples, and elephants, and then travel back to Bangkok.
For Bangkok part deux, I’ll be staying in a nicer hotel and enjoying solitary time reflecting, writing, sleeping, and putting myself in a place to reenter society stateside (and to start working at an American pizza parlor, talk about different worlds!).
I have no idea what my internet situation will be like in Thailand, but hopefully I can put together some sporadic posts. If not, be prepared for a blog purge on the 12th when I’m back in Bangkok.
Keep me in your thoughts and prayers and I’ll try to check back in as much as possible! Thanks to everyone who has read thus far. The ride’s not over yet!