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South Africa part one – Safari

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After tooling around in the desert for a couple weeks (which, incidentally, too long) I popped over to South Africa, Kruger National Park (adjacent) by way of Ethiopia, Johannesburg and Nelspruit. I’ve sweating my dick off in the UAE, it was nice to get to place a bit cooler. Added bonus – all the friggin’ animals. Seriously, there’s a leopard over there about twenty feet. Right there, a herd of elephant thirty five Stampy’s deep. Lion’s just across the water. Crocs entirely too close. It was next-level awesome.

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Chiang Mai

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I’ve gotten a bit distracted by reality so I’m still playing catch-up on my travels. I’ve been back from Thailand for nearly two weeks and am just now getting around to posting the rest of my pictures. While Bangkok was a bit more chill, TravelJonny was out in full force in Chiang Mai. There were hikes, waterfalls, and food, glorious, food.

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Japan

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Traveling alone isn’t for everyone, but it suits me just fine. I like being in control of my time without having to depend on anyone else. And I tend to walk/hike more than humanly possible so sometimes it’s best to only have to worry about punishing my own body. I knew my trip to Japan would be solo. I booked it sort of on a whim and once I purchased a rail pass, I knew that a big chunk of my time would be spent going around.

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Through the Gates

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I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions.

I mean, I guess they can exist and they work for some people, but not for me. One, I’ve always eschewed normalcy and tradition. Two, not a fan of typicality. But mostly, it’s the arbitrary nature of it. Why does this calendar number mean you should think about the future and change what you do that’s terrible? Why not, March 29th? Or July twelfth?

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Takeoffs and Landings, prologue

I’m staring out the window as the sun sets. It’s neither pretty nor exciting. It’s just kind of there. I used to love watching the sunset for the wonder of it all. It was SPACE! And SCIENCE! right there in my back yard. And now I’m watching it from halfway around the world and I just seem to not feel much of anything. Except bad. I feel bad I don’t feel much of anything.
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