Monday, October 13, 2014

Bri and Me

No matter which way you look at it, the most important thing that has happened in my life over the past five years or so has been meeting Bri. I imagine I could write a good 25,000 words on my feelings about all that, but I know that you people have things to do today. It's truly remarkable to think about all that I've shared with Bri - she is, undeniably, my everything. She should likely be in the running for some grandiose, high-paying award for the patience and love she has shown me throughout our relationship - it's seriously impressive (and, I should note, humbly appreciated). Travel and living abroad have helped me grow tremendously as a person, but not nearly as much as Bri has.

Today I looked over at the right side of my blog to note that I had 300,000 hits on my blog, and it occured to me just how many tales I've told on here with Bri right there with me. I think that at some point I just started saying "we" did this or that, and just assumed that everyone would know who I was talking about. That's how much we were doing together (and, fortunately, continue to do together). Well, just in case you didn't know who I was referring to, I decided today that I would put together a post, full of photos, that highlight some of our journeys over the last half a decade (yes, half a decade). At the risk of embarrassing her, it's probably best that I stop writing, and post those photos I was talking about.

More or less, the start of our travelling adventures together. *gasp* look how young we were. Athens, Greece - 2010

Loving the Boryeong Mud Festival together along with Dave and friends. South Korea - 2012

Bundled up. Tokyo, Japan (2) - 2012 

Zip-lining through the jungle. Chiang Mai, Thailand - 2012

A baseball game with close friends. Seoul, South Korea - 2012

When the family came to visit! Seoul, South Korea - 2012

Using  the waterproof camera case for some kayaking. Koh Lipe, Thailand - 2012 
Cabin-mates aboard our boat. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam - 2012 

My favourite person to dine with. My birthday on Koh Phangan, Thailand - 2012

Slow-boating down the Mekong River. Laos - 2012

An action shot from our vespa expeditions. Paros, Greece - 2010

The one and only Everland Resort. Seoul, South Korea - 2011

The picture says it all. Mykonos, Greece - 2010

Living the life on Koh Lanta, Thailand - 2012

A historical moment. Athens, Greece - 2010

Hiking up Pura Lempuyang Lehur. Bali, Indonesia - 2012

The White Temple in all its obscurity. Chiang Rai, Thailand - 2012

I believe we may be on an extended motorcycle here. Koh Lipe, Thailand - 2012

Our bed for the night (one of many times). Kuala Lumpur International Airport - 2012

Sunrise at the Angkor Archeological Park, Cambodia - 2012

Hongdae Trick Eye Museum, Seoul, South Korea - 2012

Jumping for joy at Lotte World. Seoul, South Korea - 2012

The sun setting in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia - 2012

At the top of Taebaeksan ("The Grand White Mountain") - 2012

Angkor Archaeological Park, Tomb Raider-esque - 2012

Fake snow dropping from the skies of Universal Studios, Singapore - 2012

Among new friends in our new home. Istanbul, Turkey - 2014

Settling into Istanbul, Turkey, happy as ever - 2014

Man, does it ever put a smile on my face to look through these. It puts an even greater smile on my face to look up from the couch at this very moment, and see her sitting right across from me. We joke that if we ever did break up our future partners would likely say something like "who is this damn person in all of your photos?" Thankfully, I'm not worried about that in the slightest. So, here's to many more adventures together, everyday. I am, truly, the luckiest man in the world.


  1. Oh jeez, HOW CUTE are you two!

  2. Calling myself cute would come off as rather self-indulgent, so I shall respond with "mildly." :)

  3. When you've found that person who doesn't mind (metaphorically or not) jumping off a cliff and a bridge and a waterfall with you, never let them go.