Travel, or at least my travels, has always been full of mishaps. Surprises that offer up a slice of life that seems to enhance the overall journey. Leaving you with an appreciation for what you have back home.
I have dozens of stories where my plans for arrival in the next destination were derailed by a steadily deflating tire…sometimes it’s instantly deflated. Buses, bikes, vans, trucks, wagons, have all been involved in creating these delays.
The same can be said, although on a smaller scale, about water transportation. The prime example being the slow boat down the Mekong. Sixteen hours on a wooden floor through fog so thick we almost reenacted the fate of the Titanic. If it hadn’t been for a pair of Laotian legs scrambling to redirect us we might just have ripped out the side of our vessel.
With travel comes delay and eventually with that comes a sense of relaxation. There isn’t anything you can do about it so you may as well go with the flow. Almost always a story is born out of these incidents, and now a website.