First blog entry and semi introduction
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In Feburaury 2006 I left my home and job in Santa Barbara, California to go traveling with three friends. I´ve seen the most beautiful sunsets on the beaches of Ko Phangan, Thailand... I lived in a flat above a bar called the Barleycorn for two months in Melbourne, Australia... I´ve been bungy jumping over a river in Taupo, New Zealand... and now it´s time to for me to explore the avenues of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In Thailand, there was a saying used very often. You could find it printed everywhere on Tshirts and postcards for tourists... ¨Same, Same, but Different¨. At the time my friends and I didn´t quite grasp the meaning, but now that I have been traveling for over 5 months, those Tshirts make so much more sense.
No matter where you go there will always be a post office to send a card, a grocery store to pick up food, a pay phone to call your family, and a McDonalds right around the corner. And you´ll still find the same groups of people. The wealthy, the poor, the young, the old, the drinkers, the stoners, the good, and the bad. It´s all ¨Same, Same, but somehow Different... A new country, a new culture, a new town, a new hostel, a new friend... that´s where the difference comes in. My friend once told me, ¨No matter where you go, everything is the same, but the scenery is different. The trick is to learn to love that... and see as much scenery as possible.¨
With this blog I want to document the same, same, but different of each place I go. The trivial daily things that are too boring to write home to the fam about, but interesting enough to me that I want to share it with other people. It´s the small things that happen every day that make this experience so wonderful.
I´ll write what I see and I´ll write what I feel. I can´t promise it will always be interesting... but I can promise it will be honest.