Diversity is the Spice of Life

Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: John Kellenberger

Most of my memorable journeys have centered, not on the destination, but along the roads I traveled to get there.

In 2003, I woke up on a beautiful August morning and decided I was moving to Asia. It’s amazing, because I can remember that day like it was just yesterday. The years have simply flown together from one adventure to the next. I’ve traveled roads that have taken me throughout this wonderful continent known as Asia.

These paths I’ve journeyed on have been magical. I have been truly free to map my own course. This means freedom to me of an almost undefinable nature. I am free to explore, dream and conquer anything my heart desires. This is what moving to Asia has given me.

I know I’m not the first Westerner to be hypnotized by Asia. The diversity. The beauty. The scintillating colors. The smells. The allure of 5000 years of civilization. The ever changing faces of Asia from dirt poor villages to ancient capitals and gleaming modern cities. It’s all utterly captivating. Being a direct observer and participating in all of this has really opened my eyes to the differences between all cultures and the wonderful diversity that exists in this world.

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About Carrie Kellenberger

A Canadian expat that has been living abroad in Asia since 2003, Carrie moved from China to Taiwan in 2006 to teach English as a Second Language. Today, she and her husband are co-owners of Reach To Teach Recruiting . Carrie also works as a freelance travel writer and photographer, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on Google+ or on Twitter @globetrotteri.

3 thoughts on “Diversity is the Spice of Life

  1. globetrotteri

    Thank you Juan and welcome to My Several Worlds. I’m itching to go to the Phillipines. In part because it’s such an amazing country but mostly because I have many friends there. My old bandmates are all back in Manila and I miss them everyday. I will most certainly look forward to a tour with you when we come! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Preya

    Hi! Just found your blog. Like you, I feel I inhabit several worlds (once literally, now mentally and emotionally). I just subscribed to your blog and look forward to reading more:)


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