Friday, October 14, 2011

traveling and writing

I've always thought it would be crazy awesome if I were a travel writer. Who wouldn't want to get paid to travel around the world and write about it, right? I've realized, though, that it's not quite as simple as that.

Traveling can be stressful. It involves planning routes, catching trains, finding ways to make the most out of each place. It involves packing and repacking, trying to travel light while making sure you have something appropriate for every situation. Sometimes it involves holding your bladder if you can't find a bathroom or holding your breath if someone in your train compartment has had too much garlic for lunch (like right this very moment, dammit).

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