Growing up in a small suburb outside of Boston, I always felt I led a bit of a sheltered life. So I wanted to use my first trip around the world to…well, party. I was twenty-five and ready to cut loose. In my mind, that was what backpacking was all about.
I wanted to say yes to everything.
Including getting into a boxing ring in Ko Phi Phi.
Before the trip, I used the website MySpace to meet some travelers in advance, since, as an introvert, I was very worried that I wouldn’...
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