I am Isaac Oosterloo, a 26 year old tasmanian (Australian!) who has just completed an epic journey through southeast Asia, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. In the 9 months I was away I met and connected with many amazing fellow travelers from all walks of life. I truly believe there is a global network of people, an international nomads society out there and I wrote this piece in a tiny Bangkok cafe on my last day to pay homage to those beautiful souls . Enjoy!
To Those I Have Met on These Roads, This Path
By Isaac Oosterloo
To those I have...
The following is a travel poem of sorts. Well, I suppose it’s more of a poem for travelers more than anything. Beth Ann Fennelly’s I Need to be More French. Or Japanese captures the aching many wanderlust-driven souls share: to be in that place, not this one. When I first read this poem, I was immediately drawn to it because of this shared emotion I have with Fennelly’s words. Throughout the poem, she compares the beauty of different cultures and the reality of where she is versus where she can place herself: in France or Japan...