I need to experience first-hand how this movement is going from a niche thing of “laptop on a beach $1000/m coconut” to billion dollar industry and one of the biggest social changes we’re going to see in the 21st century. I learnt that we have an extremely thick layer of socio-cultural conditioning over us. Traveling for long periods of time and seeing different cultures lets you cross through all these societies, and realize that people do things different. The beach is a short motorbike away through the jungle. That’s the same sentence from @levelsio I was going to quote. It’s interesting when you go back home or meet people on the road and you have to explain your lifestyle. “What you do is just not done, it’s not normal, people shouldn’t live like that” @maebert sure thing, I’m available next week and then I go on vaca until Jan 4th.
That in itself is kind of a cliche, but what it teaches you isn’t. Looks like you have a bunch of interesting projects to talk about Don’t be! A lot of the depression that comes from this life also has to do with the entire lack of community.
When not working, I’m looking for people who want to make short films with me or play Ukulele on a beach. Being surrounded by friends who just see right through you and cut through the bullshit is important to me.
Might be worth getting a proper profile directory somewhere for this stuff…
** I’ll start: My name is Adam Mc Intyre, I’m 23 and hail from the UK.
I’ve been away from the UK for 2 years, spending most of that time in Thailand.
) and jungle trekking in Taman Negara where a tapir and boar came to visit, among other beautiful animals.
I have no plans to return “home” (America) permanently any time soon, although I’d say Melbourne (Australia) has become home for me, which I do return to regularly for work.
We must all get sick of the same backpacker travel questions when we meet new friends, I know I do.
You know the ones - where are you from, where’ve you been, where are you going, what do you do, how long have you been doing it - etc.