Somewhere in the forests between Polish Hill and North Oakland, I witnessed a Cable Crossing (July 2015)
Maybe this is weird post. Then again, maybe not.
It is at least a weird title. (But at least not as weird as my draft title. Believe me!)
Obviously, my intention is for this to be sorta sorta like a travel blog, with information that would be useful for someone visiting a city or something along those lines, except it's also supposed to be a weird hybrid of that content with a diary.
And the thing is:
Important things don't just happen when you're travelling. They happen just easily, if not more easily when you're at home.
(Technically this is a Tuesday and not a Thursday, but you know... writing posts on time is hard stuff, eh?)
Fishing on the Black Sea
I've felt really enthusiastic about travel for about as long as I can remember, but it's only a bit more recently that I've felt as enthusiastic about solo travel. My first trip entirely by myself, where I wasn't planning on meeting anyone, was in the late days of October 2016.
Somewhere inside of me is an urge to see how far I can go. To push a boundary, to cross a line, and consequently to experience something, or to be changed in some way. The fact that this isn't a particularly relevant way to make choices, and can often lead to prioritizing things that might be... subpar decisions, is beside the point.
But, I can tell you that this... curiosity, if you will, meant I was not able to keep myself from buying direct bus ticket from Tokat, Turkey to Batumi, Georgia as soon as I found out such a thing was availible.
Where am I on the internet? What am I reading? Link-roundups are a chance for me to compile some of that information togther. The articles may not directly match my perspective, but they do raise interesting questions.
This roundup's articles are on big tech's love affair with big oil, ethical quandries of western tourists visiting Syria, and whether big companies should be able to buy naming rights to mass transit stations...