rad-Ven-turePosted: October 11, 2010
rad-Ven-ture -n. A combination of ‘random’, ‘rad’, and ‘adventure’. Often used to describe an outing in East Asia. The awesomeness that ensues from a radventure is duplicated nowhere else in the world.
Last week during a national holiday, Blaine Robinson, four other friends and myself embarked on a radventure, starting with a THIRTEEN HOUR TRAIN RIDE. Thirteen hours sitting upright in a smoky, full-capacity, baby urine-filled, you can kiss sleeping good-bye, train. Radventure!
Once we arrived at our destination, it was non-stop radventure. We saw the 8th wonder of the world, wandered around a Muslim night market, biked around the city walls, and hiked from 8:30 p.m. until 4:40 a.m. to summit one of the five most famous mountains in our country.
Yeah, I’d say it was a pretty good national holiday. Even the train rides could cast no shadow over some much needed community and fellowship. Well, maybe it was a small shadow that smelled a little of a small child’s feces (I’m not lying), but still.