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“Do youself a favor, before it’s too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can.  You will not regret it. One day it will be too late.” – Namesake

The NoBoundaries travel blog presents a view from the balcony of reflection.  While it strays from the typical format of diary-like updates, I hope the different perspective will allow me to seek a deeper meaning, the hidden lessons of my journeys around the world.  The written work is taken from the countless journals I carry constantly by my side that now, with the added advantage of hindsight, becomes refined.  I hope that you will enjoy the stories of astonishing cultures and of self-discovery that I—as well as the incredible people I have met along the way—have to tell.

The purpose of the NoBoundaries site is to encourage friends and strangers alike to find the courage to take a leap of faith on our beloved globe.  I wish to dispel our cultural myth that to traverse the world is a privilege reserved for the wealthy few, and that to venture into less developed nations is an adventure saved only for the bold and reckless.  Through news, anecdotes, essays, advice, and photographs, the NoBoundaries work strives to promote the intricate details of the backpacker experience—one that is not confined to the comforts of Western Europe, but to allow oneself the transformative voyage into the mysterious, misunderstood traditions along less-traveled roads.  At the same time, it asks us to open our minds to the variety of ideas peppered across the globe and to consider the various lenses with which we understand history.  In a 21st globalized century marked by tragedies that arose from mutual ignorance, I wish to further our scope of tolerance and acceptance, and to promote an appreciation for all cultures that seamlessly sew together our earth.

Last of all, I would like to point out that none of my travels would have assumed much lasting meaning if it had not been for my fellow backpackers.  With a page dedicated to the serendipity of such chance encounters, I not only hope to remember their remarkable stories and unconditional kindness, but to demonstrate that people all over the world are doing it! 

Bea Chang

Where I Have Been In The World:

June 24, 2011

visited 40 states (17.7%)
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4 responses

24 06 2011
Nancy

Hi, is this just one person blogging? If so, I’d love to get in touch with you about Atlantic Bilingual School in Honduras, which I have recently applied to teach at.

Thank you,
Nancy

4 07 2011
Greg Johnson

Hello,
I too just accepted a Job at ABS and would love to talk to you about it. I am pretty curious about the place.

Greg Johnson

20 11 2012
charle

its really cool man

14 04 2012
LEDIA

hi im bob

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