What's the definition of 'living'. I am a long-haul backpacker. I don't live anywhere. I am not about to start romanticising about where ever I lay my hat is my home.
I used to 'live' way back when and since I started travelling I've never said the 'L' word. Even when I was in Switzerland, though I was working there and I was kindda living there, I never said that I was 'Living in Switzerland'.
I had a regular life there, though the definition of regular is some what lost on me. Is it: Alarm clock wake up, work colleagues and bosses?
I definitely never referred to these periods as 'travelling' since I could not pick up my stuff and walk 10km with it. Summer stuff, winter stuff, ski stuff and work stuff. I could barely walk from the ticket office to the train.
But I stayed in Seoul, 8 weeks. I could at that time, say I was in 'travelling'. I could still walk 10km with all my stuff. Hell I could walk 30, every day, without getting 1 single blister. But I guess I did actually live there. I frequented the same store for my groceries, I had about 3 eateries I used to go to on a regular basis with guests who had become friends at the hostel where I was working.
On the ferry from Vladivostok to Donghae I met a Korean American who recommended me a hostel in the Hyewha district. And there I met a Kiwi girl who was working in the hostel. I wanted a gig myself. I asked the boss and within a week I was 'employed'.
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