So the pictures have finally been imported (I was relieved that there were only 2,000 and not 4,000 like I feared) and still going through them. In the meantime, I thought I’d post a few pages from my journal. For the first time ever, I think I found the perfect balance (for me) of creating a journal that’s useful, I actually want to look at and captures my experience. This time I started with a un-lined moleskine (the thin kind because as soon as you start pasting things in, it gets thick real fast), a roll of double-stick tape and went to town. Usually I come home with gobs of paper and things I collected along my way, but this new system forced me to edit as I went. I took business cards wherever we ate/bought something, collected stubs, cool packaging, things I found on the street. Even peeling beer labels became a source of inspiration. Creating the cover became a fun task- inspired by my beloved “tuk-tuks” (an icon of our travels) as I went back to the post office to have her stamp directly on the cover (what it says, I don’t know). I think some of my creative juices got lost in translation as I would have loved [rubber] stampings all over, but still, it ended up as a one of a kind cover for this trip.