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About L’appel Du Vide
There exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. To jump from their safe vantage point into the unknown. This phenomenon is so common in fact, that the french have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void.
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Daily Archives: October 8, 2012
This post is part of a L’appel Du Vide feature, Misadventure Mondays. In each segment, I’ll ask one of my favorite travel bloggers to share one of their Travel Misadventures. This Monday, Sam from Nomadic Samuel shares his travel misadventure in Bangkok. Tell me a little about yourself and your current/ next trip: I’d love to say I’m currently backpacking indefinitely but that’s still a few months away. For the time being, I’m in sunny South Korea toiling away as an English teacher in a public school located two hours outside of Seoul. These days, I’m dreaming of Mango lassis and Thai … Read More
One of the most difficult things I face when arriving in a new country is figuring out what to order at local restaurants. This issue is only compounded when you not only don’t speak a language but you can’t even begin to read the letters. That has been the case for me in every country we have visited so far on this trip: Russia, Mongolia and China. Most of the time, when I walk into a reasturant the menu looks something like this: Hmmm. You can always try the point at random and hope for the best, but you might … Read More