Boat Boy

Travel moves people. No pun intended.

But the lasting impressions of our serendipitous wanderings affect us all in different ways.

I have friends who only go overseas so they can sit on a beach and sip cocktails. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it’s not for me.

I’m not interested in theme parks or overly-sanitized attractions designed for generic, fridge-magnet-collecting tourists.

The last time I was in Asia I travelled down the Mekong River to Tonlé Sap lake to see the floating villages.

And if I had to sum up the experience, to quantify the abject poverty I witnessed that day, I would say nothing; write nothing, because they are feelings best captured by a photo of a little boy rowing who-knows-where in his little tub.

boy in tub

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