“Hey Tyler, what have you been up to?”
I’m so glad you asked!
As you may or may not know, I’ve fled the country.
Ok, maybe fled is not the right word.
But I have left my country for an extended period.
I decided that the lands of the far east were calling to me, so I packed my bags and headed to Vietnam.
Well it wasn’t concrete. I planned to teach English in Danang, and explore as time permitted.
So I went to Danang, I spent nearly two months there and picked up a few substitute teaching shifts.
And now is the time to explore.
I travelled south by train to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), I spent a few days in the bustling metropolis, with it’s busy streets and bright lights.
I saw the relics of the “American War”, old tanks and helicopters, and a legacy of war crimes and imperialism. A black mark on history that many want to forget. It was dark, and yet there was hope and a new chapter for the Vietnamese people. A chance for them to choose their own destiny.
It’s important to see these things, the past is a lesson from which we can learn to make a brighter future.
I then headed north into Cambodia.
And I arrived here in Siem Reap, Cambodia, at the foot of Angkor, the ancient Khamer temples.
My plan? First to explore this massive complex, admire it’s beauty, feel it’s power.
It’s a place I’ve always wanted to see, and I’m very fortunate and grateful to be here.
And afterwards I am headed to a meditation retreat nearby. I will be spending the next month eating vegan meals, doing yoga, meditating, and learning.
It’s something I’ve wanted to experince for some time now, and I can’t think of a better time or place to do it.
It will an experience like no other and a chance for personal growth. Exactly what will come of it I can’t be sure, but I know it will be invaluable to my personal development.
So here goes…
While I’m there I will be refraining from the use of technology, such as phone and internet, so I won’t be in touch for the next month. But after I am done I’ll be sure to write about my experiences (at least the one that I can put into words).
So untill then, I wish you all the best.