Wildy the Journeyman (into_the_wild) wrote,
Wildy the Journeyman
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Someone's going to the bus!

Someone's going to the bus! It's that abandoned bus in Alaska. It's the last accomodation for Chris before he died. I'm impressed, and honestly I'm more than a little jealous. I've always wanted to go see that bus.

In April 1992, 24-year-old Chris McCandless burned the last cash in his wallet and walked into the Alaskan wilderness for a soul-testing challenge. Four months later, hunters found his decomposing body.


Chris McCandless, in front of the bus in which he died



It started from the book 'Into The Wild', which is a semi-biography of this young american kid who abandoned the conventional teenager lifestyle into a life of self-subsistence. The book traces his journey which eventually ended at Alaska. I wouldnt say I agree with his attitudes and his flippant disregard for life, but I admire him for his courage and resilience to do what he wanted to do; to be able to leap across the chasm and continue with his journey of life. It's no matter that he fell into the chasm and died. He died trying. I've even been to the MacDonald's that he've worked for. I've ventured as far as Juneau, but never had the chance to go to that bus. Sigh.

It's funny how books affect us all. Of the few exotic places that I've been, they've been influenced by non-fiction. 'Into The Wild' influenced me to Alaska, while 'Fingerprints of the God' influenced me to Machu Picchu, Peru. I wonder what's next.

Nevertheless, way to go, Shots! I'll be awaiting good news from you!

=)
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