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Philadelphia

July 8th, 2012 Comments off

Amy is a couchsurfer I “hosted” even though I didn’t really have a home. I provided her a tent and we camped out in Malibu as she was passing through Los Angeles on her U.S. hitch-hiking trip:

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Port Arthur

July 8th, 2012 Comments off

I met Sean while spending Thanksgiving in Death Valley:

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Day 159: Home, sweet home

September 20th, 2011 9 comments

Home is where I lay my head to sleep. Where I am comfortable enough to sleep. Where I trust my surroundings and the people around me. Where I can rest and look forward to the next day with renewed interest. I have been so fortunate to have been at home every day of my travels. I am now back in Los Angeles but it doesn’t feel like I ever really left. I went to sleep one day and woke up 159 days later a renewed person, re-centered, ready to look forward to learning something new and doing something useful.

Actually, flying back over Canada and the United States, I had a vision of myself 19 years ago, when I was coming to the U.S. for the first time for college. I had happily left everything I knew and the people I loved to go alone into a future that was completely unsure. And I was excited, as I am now. Not everyone finds the opportunity to start over again in their lifetime. To take a second chance at shaping their life and to be able to make as much or as little of their past life. To not have anyone else to take care of, no debts, and no emotional baggage. I’m coming back to the U.S. with only more experience and the feeling that everything lies before me. I think my journey is only starting.

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Boulder

September 3rd, 2011 Comments off

I met Cindi at a week-long English tutoring thingy in Spain. She is amongst only a handful of Americans that I have met in my travels. Here is what she says about her hometown of Boulder, Colorado:

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New Hampshire

August 21st, 2011 Comments off

I met Leah in Barcelona on her travels around Europe with a friend. Here is what she says about the state where she now lives and has fallen in love with, New Hampshire:

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Chicago

August 21st, 2011 Comments off

I met Eliza at a hostel in Barcelona and we enjoyed tapas and a few drinks together. She and a friend were some of the few Americans I’ve met traveling around Europe. Here is Eliza on her hometown, Chicago:

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New York

August 10th, 2011 Comments off

An immigrant’s take on New York. I crossed paths with Wairimu while I was traveling Europe and she was traveling back to her home country in Kenya.

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