Saturday, March 05, 2011

Slow Train Coming And The Art of Perpetual Travel: Part One.


These are my friends, Sally and Richard.

They are indeed gods of travel.

They've found in the world of traveling what amounts to the Holy Grail, the El Dorado, a state of Nirvana...

They are perpetual travelers.

We first met in the Dahab Hostel (that name keeps popping up) in Cairo back in the day. My first impression was that these folks really had it together. They were really serious travelers who were curious, engaging, adventurous, and knew how to chillax.

Anyway, I hung out with them in Cairo and then eventually bumped into them again out in the real Dahab.

We had long nightly discussions about the dream of perpetual travel.

Sally and Richard had a plan.

They went home to Australia after Egypt and sold all of their worldly possessions and hit the road, forever.

For the past couple of years they've traveled India. Now they're touring SE Asia ever so slowly.

Sal and Richard sitting on the porch of their Malaysian love shack.

Sal posing with "Rubber Man" and condom decorated Xmas Tree in Bangkok, Thailand...

I worship them and their lifestyle.

I'm not worthy...

They're keeping a brilliant blog, Slow Train Coming. Check it out.

6 comments:

Mr Spanky said...

Must be that the rental on their house funds their lifestyle?

bubba said...

Could be Mr. Spanky... U should do the same, if u wanna...

soapyDave said...

Sounds like a good plan. G and I have thought of something similar but likely we'd start much later. If the house is paid for, why not!

BTW, we've bought our tix for cycling the Danube this spring...

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THE SECRET said...

I am so impressed! They are so well traveled couple. They created great memories visiting different countries with different cultures. Thanks for blogging!