Starting Up

Welcome.  Welcome to my first ever blog post.  If you’re reading this, you’re probably a close friend or relative, so thanks for checking this out and making me feel like this isn’t a complete waste of time.  If you’re neither of those, thanks to you as well, but of course I’m totally confused at how you ended up here in the first place.  In any case, you’re lucky enough now to hear my stories.

So in hindsight, I probably should have done this a long, long time ago.  Honestly, I am probably one of the luckiest people to be able say that I have been to and seen enough in my short time on Earth to warrant starting my own blog.  For someone who’s walked the black sands of Iceland, gone cliff jumping off the shores of Cinque Terre, dined on goat eyeball in Marrakech, and smoked hooka on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, I kinda wish I had recorded and shared my experiences with you all.  I’ve been to some great restaurants, stayed in a few grand (and not so grand) places, met people of all types, and it’s a crying shame that all that knowledge has been displaced to the deep recesses of my vague memories.

But now that I’ve started up this little project, from here on out I’ll be able to share my tips and stories.  I’m not Anthony Bourdain or Andrew Zimmern, and I certainly don’t expect you to take me too, too seriously.  But I hope that you enjoy my hearing about my experiences and that you get something out of them.  Maybe you’ll avoid making the mistakes I’ve made.  Maybe you’ll end up in a place that I’ve been and are looking for somewhere to eat, or something to do, and think “Oh yeah, Andrew said…” If you get anything out of these posts, then that makes me happy and I’ll feel like I’ve done my job.

And I’d like to give a shout out to Mak, for helping me get this thing going.  Alas, the journey begins.

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