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vertical line Posted on May.05.2013 @ 11:24PM EDT by justin
i bumbed around se asia for couple months (mostly by myself) late last year eary this year. i saw many things, experienced many things, but came to conclusion everything is similar, i avoided anywhere where tourists go.i can see them here if i want.

here on zenguide we often discuss the talking thing i can speak minimal Thai, and Laos, and at times it was frustrating but very rewarding to take away that safety net of communication. As when someone looses sight their hearing increases, i found my other perceptions increased i could understand many things just by understanding.

because we are all human that is our shared experience, when ever we discuss differences those differences are basically just variations on a theme and not very different at all.

i will go back soon, and after that i will go to the desert,

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Reply from leoj99
May.06.2013
12:22AM EDT 
vertical line So you experienced minimal talking...lol... and even thinking I guess.. so did you cut your head?....lol
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Reply from esoteric
May.07.2013
06:41AM EDT 
vertical line True story.
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Reply from Avisitor
May.07.2013
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vertical line Travel broadens the mind
I hope you find what you're looking for ... (humor is the best medicine)
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Reply from justin
May.07.2013
08:38PM EDT 
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vertical line thankyou avis,

i saw many interesting things, and i think i saw many things about myself i may have not noticed before.

being from a western ideology frame of logic i enjoyed the contrast, and i think i grew from that.
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Reply from cinchona
May.07.2013
08:47PM EDT 
vertical line Behind the clouds, a blue mountain
a traveller goes beyond that mountain.
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Reply from justin
May.07.2013
09:26PM EDT 
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vertical line i will try to remember that next time i complain :)
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Reply from esoteric
May.07.2013
09:30PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "i will try to remember that next time i complain :) "
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Right speech is the hardest one of all. But you're a good man, I have faith in you. :-)
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Reply from justin
May.08.2013
07:58AM EDT 
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vertical line stop it :) you make me blush 
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