I was sitting in my work cubicle, three years into my my first post-college job, when one of my good friends sent me the email below. I can remember my blood boiling with envy and jealousy as I read it. I don’t have a record of my response, however I’m sure it was something to the effect of “just you wait, I’ll get my chance to travel and then I’ll be the one sending you such messages!”
—– Original Message —-
From: A Friend
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:39:30 AM
hey mr wannabe world traveler!
At the moment, I’m held up in an Internet cafe in the middle of
Anyway, I have been traveling and thinking about how much you would LOVE S.E. Asia! Everything that backpacking in
Also, there is simply so much to see and do. There is a very well worn backpacker path and it is truly fantastic. You meet people all the time (though it is low season so it’s a lot of older couples, at least in
From where I am, I will slowly go south and eventually reach
After a few weeks, I will go own through
Anyway, bottom line-come here! It’s great! Well, you won’t find loads of hot women but everything else is fantastic. You still can find places where few tourists visit and travel can be a real challenge (e.g.,
Ok, the rain just stopped do I’m off!