This is an overdue post about one of the single best experiences I have had while traveling abroad. This is a post about someone I met a few weeks back while in Taiwan.
One thing I am consistently amazed by is just how widespread American brands are all over the world. In particular, and I think I have written about this before, I am always bewildered every time I see that all too iconic nike swoosh in the most bizarre of places.
As I have been traveling over the past few months, I have also begun to appreciate the tiny luxuries that make life 100x easier. I have written some initial thoughts about this before, but I really want to emphasize just how eye-opening and truly transformative it can be to put yourself in a situation that is even just slightly different from your comfort zone.
I have spent the past few days traveling solo (my first time ever traveling internationally alone) across Central Vietnam. I have really just stayed in Hoi An and (by the time you are reading this) have taken an 8 hour motorbike journey to Hue.
One of the most obvious observations I immediately made when walking around the streets of Shanghai was just how many rows of bicycles I saw cluttering the sidewalks. I have seen these “bikesharing” clusters before, especially in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York City, but never to this magnitude.