About (Southeast Asia trip version)

len_go… just another girl out of the billions in the world. i went traveling to learn a little bit more about myself and my surroundings, to become more accepting of myself and my surroundings, and to find some beauty in myself and my surroundings.

i  am not a nationalist, and to paraphrase Huxley, i travel to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

i am not traveling around the world ~ just southeastern asia. you can see a list of the places i’ve visited here and my pictures here.

if you’re seeking suggestions for your upcoming trip to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, China or Japan – i’m composing an advice page here.

Bangkok has been the base destination from which i traveled to many others. Phnom Penh is the city where i spent the most time because of a volunteer commitment. but i don’t have a favorite place because locations do not mean much to me. i enjoy places because of the people i meet and it is this human energy i crave and seek.

why and how are my favorite questions (although finding answers is not my ultimate goal). writing is my primary means of expression and i humbly apologize for my deficits. sometimes when i am low on words (often) i rely on caricatures too.

i’m still a student although i haven’t attended university in nearly 2 years. i’m an avid reader of classical and avant-garde fiction and non-fiction as well as memoirs and political/social commentary.

i’d like to make my own contributions to the subjects that interest me. but most of all i’d like to live peacefully.


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jeff  |  September 18, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    That is one scary looking bug Yelena!!!!

  • 2. Anna Degremont  |  May 13, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Yelena,

    I’ve just come across your blog and I thought it was a really good read, I loved your post about Bankok. We’ve created a travel-related item that I feel someone like you might be quite interested in. Essentially, it’s a quiz that’s been made just for a bit of fun, and it’s about adventurers and is generally just a fun thing to go with all things travel. I’d be really grateful if you could take a look at it and maybe put it up on your blog if you enjoy it, and I think it would even add some more value to your blog as a whole. It would be really helping me out if you could do this for me. You can find the quiz at http://www.tripbase.com/quiz/whichadventurer/, thanks!

    Kind regards,


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