The Tourist

Written by abarone

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A blog update is overdue, and there’s actually something on my mind so this post will be less about graphs and such.

That’s actually the point — Since I’ve been in Thailand, I haven’t been as productive as I’d like.  Not from a grinding standpoint, mind you.  In fact I’ve spent most of my time indoors, trying to rebuild my ‘roll.  When it comes to poker, I’ve been extremely productive.  And while that is/was important to do, I feel I now should start appropriating more time to other facets of my life. 

During my first week here, I walked everywhere.  And by ‘everywhere,’ I mean within a six block radius of my apartment.  Walking sucked.  I hated it.  It was too hot, too humid, and I knew I had to find some other mode of transportation.  A friend of mine took me to a motorbike shop and at first, I was hesitant.  But I rented one and had an amazing time learning how to drive it on Doi Suthep, a nearby mountain.  While motorbikes certainly aren’t exclusive to Thai culture, learning how to drive one was an incredible, eye-opening experience.  Before, I never even considered the possibility of riding a motorcycle — too dangerous, I thought — but now I’m really interested in trying one out.  That sort of dramatic shift in perspective, that personal growth, was one of the main reasons I chose Thailand over Australia.   

 How do I do that?  For starters, I need to become more involved in the Thai culture.  I only know a few words (Hello, thank you, etc), but I’ve downloaded an app that will hopefully help me learn more.  Might even take lessons at Chiang Mai University.  Secondly, make an effort to get out of my comfort zone.  That might mean something as simple as choosing a new restaurant to eat at or a different road home. 

Due to my Supernova quest, I need to stay focused on work if I have any chance of reaching my goals.  However, come January, I plan on taking a trip down to the southern area of Thailand and exploring cities such as Bangkok and Phuket to do all of the touristy stuff I thought I’d do when I first arrived.  I have an incredible opportunity to see the world and I’d be a fool if I didn’t step away from the computer once in a while to take a good look. 

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