Gone Adventuring.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Big news today: in a few hours, I'll be boarding a plane to Sri Lanka. In a very last-minute move, I booked an eight-day trip and I'm looking forward to spending the next week or so riding trains, climbing mountains, swimming in the ocean, and eating everything in sight. I have to admit, I hesitated before buying the ticket - this has been a chaotic few weeks for a variety of reasons and I wasn't sure it was a good time to leave. Then I remembered: it's easier to stay upright if you just keep moving.


I'll be posting a POV entry as usual this Friday. I'll be back to my regular schedule starting March 31st, and can't wait to share stories and photos then. (Also, if anyone has been to Sri Lanka and has any recommendations or travel advice, please share!) In the meantime, a few travel-related links:

-Twelve hours in...
-The most beautiful street in the world.
-My afternoon in a Tokyo cat cafe.
-On being a nomad.
-Time-traveling glasses.
-"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry."

Have a wonderful rest of the week, and I'll see you back here soon!

Photos by Max Wanger.

23 comments:

Sarah Noel said...

Excited for you! Have fun!

tara said...

OMG Shoko!! Have so much fun! I love your reasoning. I want to go travel... maybe the chaos will be less when I get back :)

Traci said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Sri Lanka has recently moved toward the top of my list of places I'd love to experience since one of my best friends is Sri Lankan. I can't wait to hear all about it. I hope you meet some elephants! And the food...so jealous! Have fun!

Akiko said...

That sounds amazing! Sri Lanka is the place I always want to visit. Have a great time, shoko and look forward to your story and pics there! xo akiko
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PAW! said...

I hope you meet some elephants, too. Don't forget your trunk. xxoo

Lauren Brumfield said...

I'm so happy for you! This sounds wonderful. Have an amazing journey! Can't wait to follow along. xo

Karen Kristian said...

Hope you have the best time! I'll be going there in July, look forward to hearing all about it!!

Kathy YL Chan said...

Safe travels, Shoko! May you have many wonderful (and delicious) adventures ^_^

Shoko said...

thank you so much, everyone! i'm so excited, and can't wait to share when i get back!

angela said...

Have a great adventure! Can't wait to hear about your trip!!

Joanna Goddard said...

have an amazing time, shoko!!!

auste said...

I am SO looking forward to hearing about this trip... I have a feeling you'll be writing about it and transporting us all there with you through your words. Enjoy every moment, take it all in, and exhale....

girlseeksplace said...

That's the kind of adventure I need. Maybe not Sri Lanka, but somewhere new. I need some fresh perspective. Have an amazing time!

Rachel @ Existation said...

Safe travels, Shoko! Sounds excellent.

lydia {ever ours} said...

yes! have so much fun and safe travels!

burntfeather said...

ah so fun, can't wait to hear about all your adventures :)

Shoko said...

Thank you!!

Joy said...

So exciting! Sri Lanka is awesome! You need to go to Sigiriya. A highlight for me was a sunrise hot air balloon trip in Dambulla - spectacular! Enjoy!

Kate said...

Have fun in Sri Lanka! I lived there for four months - if you're going to the beach, try Unawatuna - it's a beautiful cove with nice and reasonably priced hotels/hostels. Also perfect water. I'm not sure if you're going to Colombo, but if you do, check out the store Barefoot - it has beautiful handmade bags, housewares, linens, etc - it also has a nice cafe in the back. Also, go to Kandy - the train ride from Colombo is really long but it's worth it.

Melissa said...

How exciting! Have a blast!

joeycake said...

Wow! Amazing! Have a safe and wonderful trip! :) Can't wait for your pictures and stories about it...

Shoko said...

Joy and Kate, thank you so much for the suggestions! Noted!

little t said...

Hope you're having fun. I've been and it was one of my favourite places ever. The people are so friendly and will blow you away with their kindness. Probably too late now for suggestions but I love the tea plantations in the north and all the temples around Anhuradapura (hmmm... spelling?).

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