KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia // Kuala Lumpur not only brought us to our 6th country of the trip but it also brought us Bart, my fathers roommate from the Air Force academy's son, who just graduated from the University of Denver. He's basically like a cousin who I always heard about from my "Uncle Dan" but never hung out with one on one. What's funny is his dad visited us in Siem Reap a few months back so we keep saying, "It's not a party until those Repasky boys show up."
Bart came to us with a light weight pack, a gallon zip lock bag filled with tootsie pop lollipops, and an excitement that reignited Adam and my energy levels to explore. After over 100 days in Southeast Asia the rose colored glasses of traveling had started to slide down our face. We didn't see the world through fresh eyes. Bart reminded us to play and party and to appreciate the potential adventure in everyday. Bart reignited our conversations at dinner and reminded us what a gift good friends are.