Backpackology with Steve McDonald

I rarely talk about the blogs I read.  It’s not a remark on the blogs themselves, it’s more of a selfish thing.  I discover them (or they discover me) and then I start hoarding them – like that lady you once saw on that reality show – you know – that lady – the one who had all the stuff and a crazed look in her eyes.  I’m sure she had cats.   (Ok, confession: I’ve never actually seen Hoarders, so I’m kind of hoping you have and that we’re starting to bond.  I’m also hoping that you recall some lady from the show (maybe more than one – maybe she had some crazed lady relatives – who doesn’t?), with an insane look in her eyes (or eye, I won’t discriminate) and some cats so you can relate to the hoarding analogy thing.  We are relating now, right?) So you see, I’m like her or maybe them, depending on the episode, except instead of cats or sporks or Betty Boop doo-dads  I hoard blogs.  Oh dear, it seems I’ve found myself in the middle of an analogy that’s quickly going south. Eject! EJECT!

These special online finds make me feel like I’ve joined an  elite “in the know” group who are privileged enough to get to share in (live vicariously through) the author’s many adventures. Well today I’ve decided I’m making an exception, because I’m enjoying a particular blog so much that it’s not fair not to share it.  It’s called Backpackology.  It’s the travel-blog of a 24 year old out on a 2 year adventure to backpack solo across Asia.  It’s well-written, entertaining and occasionally suspenseful as his laptop needs repairs or he’s simply unable to file any updates and the next post appears with a title like “Kidnapped in Alipur“.

I highly recommend it if you’re up for a real life adventure and suggest you start your adventures with him here: Stepping Off the Edge

It’s well worth a read.

3 thoughts on “Backpackology with Steve McDonald

  1. Haha wow, thanks for the encouragement Beth!! I’m glad someone’s enjoying hoarding me, it means a great deal. Now that I know I have expectations to meet, I’ll try not to let you down haha! Crazy new stories to come, I think I’ll go write one right now. 🙂

    Thanks from Kashgar,

    • Beth says:

      It’s impossible to let me down! Just keep enjoying your many adventures, meeting new people, making new friends, experiencing new cultures and continuing to write. You’re only at the start of your journey and it’s already offered so many exciting adventures. I look forward to seeing and reading what the next year and half offers. In the meantime, I’ll try not to hoard – you’ve got so many well-written stories that it would actually be wrong not to share. Best of luck! And may the wind always be at your back, the laptop always purr away, and the food allow you to remain upright. 🙂

  2. If you share, you aren’t hoarding. Sounds like a great blog to check out – thanks

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