Every Room I Lay My Head

Think of every town you’ve lived in
Every room you lay your head
And what is it that you remember?
We carry every sadness with us
Every hour our hearts are broken
Every night the fear and darkness
Lays down with us
But I am holding half an acre
Torn from the map of Michigan
I am carrying this scrap of paper
That can crack the darkest sky wide open
Every burden taken from me
Every night my heart unfolding
My home
— excerpted from the lovely song “Half Acre” by Hem
Most recent places are on top, so scroll down to start from the beginning.
PART 2 (2014)
Terrazas Estoril, Buenos Aires, Argentina; June 2014

Terrazas Estoril, Buenos Aires, Argentina; June 22-28, 2014

Bus from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires, Argentina; June 21, 2014

Bus from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires, Argentina; June 21, 2014

Marcopolo Inn, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina; June 23, 2014

Marcopolo Inn, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina; June 18-20, 2014

Hostel El Jesuita, San Ignacio, Argentina; June 2014

Hostel El Jesuita, San Ignacio, Argentina; June 17, 2014

Posadas, Argentina; June ? 2014

Posadas, Argentina; June 11-16, 2014

A very nice couple nights at Casa Arbol in Cafayate, Argentina, apparently forgot to take a photo; June 8-9, 2014
Backpacker's Suites, Salta, Argentina; June ?, 2014

Backpacker’s Suites, Salta, Argentina; June 3-7 and 10, 2014

A dreadfully cold bus from Uyuni to Villazon, Bolivia; June 2, 2014
Near Uyuni, Bolivia; June 1, 2014

Near Uyuni, Bolivia; June 1, 2014

In southwestern Bolivia; May 31, 2014

In southwestern Bolivia; May 31, 2014

In southwestern Bolivia; May 30, 2014

In southwestern Bolivia; May 30, 2014

Hostal Valle II, Tupiza, Bolivia; May 29, 2014

Hostal Valle II, Tupiza, Bolivia; May 29, 2014

Hostal CasArte Takubamba, Sucre, Bolivia; May 23-26, 2012

Hostal CasArte Takubamba, Sucre, Bolivia; May 23-28, 2012

A very uncomfortable night bus from La Paz to Sucre; May 22, 2014

Hostal Santa Ana, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia; May 21, 2014

Hostal Santa Ana, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia; May 21, 2014

Mashaquipe Lodge on the Yacuma River; May 19-20, 2014

Mashaquipe Lodge on the Yacuma River; May 19-20, 2014

A night in El Curichal Hostal in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia; forgot to take a photo; May 18, 2014
Hostal Provenzal, La Paz, Bolivia; May 12-18, 2014

Hostal Provenzal, La Paz, Bolivia; May 12-17, 2014

The Wild Rover Hostel, La Paz, Bolivia; May 10-11, 2014

The Wild Rover Hostel, La Paz, Bolivia; May 10-11, 2014

Hotel Utama, Copacabana, Bolivia; May 9, 2014

Hotel Utama, Copacabana, Bolivia; May 9, 2014

El Manzano Lodge, Puno, Peru; May 7-8, 2014

El Manzano Lodge, Puno, Peru; May 7-8, 2014

Las Rocas Hotel, Machupicchu Pueblo (aka Aguas Calientes), Peru; April 21-22, 2014

Las Rocas Hotel, Machupicchu Pueblo (aka Aguas Calientes), Peru; April 21-22, 2014

Atawkama Hostel, Cusco, Peru; April 14-20 and April 23-May 6, 2014

Atawkama Hostel, Cusco, Peru; April 14-20 and April 23-May 6, 2014

Samana Wasi, Arequipa, Peru; April 13, 2014

Samana Wasi, Arequipa, Peru; April 13, 2014

Never did catch the name of the hostel, Chivay, Peru; April 12, 2014

Never did catch the name of the hostel, Chivay, Peru; April 12, 2014

Friendly AQP Hostel, Arequipa, Peru; April 10-11, 2014

Friendly AQP Hostel, Arequipa, Peru; April 10-11, 2014

Cruz del Sur bus from Paracas to Arequipa, Peru; April 9, 2014
Ichthus Paracas Backpackers, Paracas, Peru; April 7-8, 2014

Ichthus Paracas Backpackers, Paracas, Peru; April 7-8, 2014

Lima Backpackers, Lima, Peru; March 26-April 6, 2014

Lima Backpackers, Lima, Peru; March 26-April 6, 2014

Cruz del Sur bus from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Lima, Peru; March 25, 2014

Cruz del Sur bus from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Lima, Peru; March 25, 2014

Manso Boutique Hostel, Guayaquil, Ecuador; March 6, 2014

Manso Boutique Hostel, Guayaquil, Ecuador; March 24, 2014

Viejamar Surf Hostel, Las Tunas, Ecuador; March 9-23, 2014

Viejamar Surf Hostel, Las Tunas, Ecuador; March 9-23, 2014

Hilltop Hostel, Montanita, Ecuador; March 7-8, 2014

Hilltop Hostel, Montanita, Ecuador; March 7-8, 2014

Manso Boutique Hostel, Guayaquil, Ecuador; March 6, 2014

Manso Boutique Hostel, Guayaquil, Ecuador; March 6, 2014

Alternative Hostel, Cuenca, Ecuador; March 2-5, 2014

Alternative Hostel, Cuenca, Ecuador; March 2-5, 2014

Hotel Donde Marcelo, Baños, Ecuador; March 1, 2014

Hotel Donde Marcelo, Baños, Ecuador; March 1, 2014

Great Hostel, Baños, Ecuador; February 27-28, 2014

Great Hostel, Baños, Ecuador; February 27-28, 2014

La Casa de Cecilia, Mindo, Ecuador; February 24-26, 2014

La Casa de Cecilia, Mindo, Ecuador; February 24-26, 2014

Travellers Inn, Quito, Ecuador; March February 22-23, 2014

Travellers Inn, Quito, Ecuador; March February 22-23, 2014

Host family's home, Quito, Ecuador; February 9-21, 2014

Host family’s home, Quito, Ecuador; February 9-21, 2014

L'Auberge Inn Hostel, Quito, Ecuador; February 7-8, 2014

L’Auberge Inn Hostel, Quito, Ecuador; February 7-8, 2014

PART 1 (2012-2013)
HI Toronto, Toronto, Canada; July 12, 2013

HI Toronto, Toronto, Canada; July 12, 2013

Friend's home, London, England; July 8-11, 2013

Friend’s home, London, England; July 8-11, 2013

Air BnB home, Budapest, Hungary; July 4-7, 2013

Air BnB home, Budapest, Hungary; July 4-7, 2013

? Hostel, Budapest, Hungary; July 3, 2013

Emerald Hostel, Budapest, Hungary; July 3, 2013

? Hostel, Krakow, Poland; June 2013

Greg & Tom Hostel, Krakow, Poland; June 29-July 2, 2013

Comebackpackers Hostel, Berlin, Germany; June 28, 2013

Comebackpackers Hostel, Berlin, Germany; June 28, 2013

Jetpack Flashpacker, Berlin, Germany; June 26-27, 2013

Jetpack Flashpacker, Berlin, Germany; June 26-27, 2013

Friend's home, Berlin, Germany; June 2013

Friend’s home, Berlin, Germany; June 22-25, 2013

Vienna to Berlin night train; June 2013

Vienna to Berlin night train; June 21, 2013

?, Ljubljana, Slovenia; June 2013

Hostel Vila Veselova, Ljubljana, Slovenia; June 16-20, 2013

?? Hostel, Zagreb, Croatia; June ?, 2013

Buzz Hostel, Zagreb, Croatia; June 14-15, 2013

The Wild Fig Hostel, Zadar, Croatia; June 11-12, 2013

The Wild Fig Hostel, Zadar, Croatia; June 12-13, 2013

?? Hostel, Sibenik, Croatia; June 9-10, 2013

Globo Hostel, Sibenik, Croatia; June 10-11, 2013

CroParadise Blue Hostel, Split, Croatia; June 2013

CroParadise Blue Hostel, Split, Croatia; June 6-9, 2013

Villa Divine, Dubrovnik, Croatia; June 2-4, 2013

Villa Divine, Dubrovnik, Croatia; June 2-5, 2013

Grandmother's house, Bewdley, England; May 25-26, May 31, and June 1, 2013

Grandmother’s house, Bewdley, England; May 25-26, May 31, and June 1, 2013

Old Stone Barn, Olney, England; May 24 and 27-30, 2013

Old Stone Barn, Olney, England; May 24 and 27-30, 2013

Air BnB home, Bath, England; May 22-23, 2013

Air BnB home, Bath, England; May 22-23, 2013

YHA Brecon, Brecon, Wales; May 21, 2013

YHA Brecon, Brecon, Wales; May 21, 2013

NosDa Hostel, Cardiff, Wales; May 19-20, 2013

NosDa Hostel, Cardiff, Wales; May 19-20, 2013

Friend's home, London, England; May 18, 2013

Friend’s home, London, England; May 18, 2013

Friend's home, London, England; May 15-17, 2013

Friend’s home, London, England; May 15-17, 2013

Couchsurfing home, Yokosuka, Japan; May 7-8, 2013

Couchsurfing home, Yokosuka, Japan; May 7-8, 2013

Friend's home, Tokyo, Japan; May 2013

Friend’s home, Tokyo, Japan; May 3-6 and 13-14, 2013 (I only seem to have a packing photo, oops)

CS home, Hirosaki, Japan; April 30-May 1, 2013

CS home, Hirosaki, Japan; April 30-May 1, 2013

Friends' home, Shinrin-koen, Japan; April 26-29 and May 2, 2013

Friends’ home, Shinrin-koen, Japan; April 26-29 and May 2, 2013

Overnight flight from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo on April 25, 2013

Advisor Hostel, Hanoi, Vietnam; April 21-24, 2013

Advisor Hostel, Hanoi, Vietnam; April 21-24, 2013

Overnight train from Hue to Hanoi, Vietnam; April 20, 2013

Overnight train from Hue to Hanoi, Vietnam; April 20, 2013

HongThien 2 Hotel, Hue, Vietnam; April 18-19, 2013

HongThien 2 Hotel, Hue, Vietnam; April 18-19, 2013

HongThien 1 Hotel, Hue, Vietnam; April 15-17, 2013

HongThien 1 Hotel, Hue, Vietnam; April 15-17, 2013

Hoa My I Hotel, Hoi An, Vietnam; April 8-14, 2013

Hoa My I Hotel, Hoi An, Vietnam; April 8-14, 2013

Dreadful night bus, Nha Trang to Hoi An, Vietnam; April 7, 2013

Dreadful night bus, Nha Trang to Hoi An, Vietnam; April 7, 2013

HQ Cafe Hostel, Nha Trang, Vietnam; April 4-6, 2013

HQ Cafe Hostel, Nha Trang, Vietnam; April 4-6, 2013

Can Tho, Vietnam; April 1, 2013

Huy Hoang Hotel, Can Tho, Vietnam; April 1, 2013

Ngoc Thao Guesthouse, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; March 28-31 and April 2-3

Ngoc Thao Guesthouse, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; March 28-31 and April 2-3

The Eighty-Eight Hostel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; March 25-27, 2013

The 88 Hostel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; March 25-27, 2013

Tropical Breeze Guesthouse, Siem Reap, Cambodia; March 17-24, 2013

Tropical Breeze Guesthouse, Siem Reap, Cambodia; March 17-24, 2013

Huean Luang Sox Kay Guesthouse, Luang Prabang, Thailand; March 10-16, 2013

Huean Luang Sox Kay Guesthouse, Luang Prabang, Thailand; March 10-16, 2013

Mao PhaShok Guesthouse, Luang Prabang, Thailand; March 9, 2013

Mao PhaShok Guesthouse, Luang Prabang, Thailand; March 9, 2013

Monsavan Guesthouse, Pakbeng, Thailand; February 8, 2013

Monsavan Guesthouse, Pakbeng, Thailand; February 8, 2013

The North Hotel, Chiang Rai, Thailand; February 5-7, 2013

The North Hotel, Chiang Rai, Thailand; February 5-7, 2013

A Little Bird Hostel, Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 3-4, 2013

A Little Bird Hostel, Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 3-4, 2013

Elephant Nature Park, north of Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 25-March 2, 2013

Elephant Nature Park, north of Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 25-March 2, 2013

Chiang Mai; February -, 2013

Manee House, Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 22-24, 2013

Walk Inn Hostel, Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 21, 2013

Walk Inn Hostel, Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 21, 2013

Eurana Boutique Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 14-20, 2013

Eurana Boutique Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 14-20, 2013

Train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 13, 2013

Overnight train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai, Thailand; February 13, 2013

HI-Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand; February 12, 2013

HI-Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand; February 12, 2013

Tuptim B&B, Bangkok, Thailand; February 11, 2013

Tuptim B&B, Bangkok, Thailand; February 11, 2013

Friend's home, Singapore; February 7-10, 2013

Friend’s home, Singapore; February 7-10, 2013

JP Mansion, Krabi, Thailand; January 3-6, 2013

JP Mansion, Krabi, Thailand; January 3-6, 2013

Kamalanta Resort, Koh Lanta, Thailand; February 1-2, 2013

Kamalanta Resort, Koh Lanta, Thailand; February 1-2, 2013

Dreamy Casa Hotel, Koh Lanta, Thailand; January 30-31, 2013

Dreamy Casa Hotel, Koh Lanta, Thailand; January 30-31, 2013

Khao Lak Green Beach Resort, Khao Lak, Thailand; January 22-26, 2013

Khao Lak Green Beach Resort, Khao Lak, Thailand; January 22-26, 2013

Phuket Backpackers, Phuket Town, Thailand; January 21 and 27-29, 2013

Phuket Backpackers, Phuket Town, Thailand; January 21 and 27-29, 2013

Changi Singapore Airport, Singapore; January 20, 2013

Changi Singapore Airport, Singapore; January 20, 2013

January 19 at a friend’s home in Auckland, forgot a picture.
Couchsurfing home, Wellington, New Zealand; January 15-17, 2013

Couchsurfing home, Wellington, New Zealand; January 16-18, 2013

Albatross Hostel, Kaikoura, New Zealand; January 14, 2013

Albatross Backpacker Inn, Kaikoura, New Zealand; January 15, 2013

Friend's home, Christchurch, New Zealand; January 12-13, 2013

Friend’s home, Christchurch, New Zealand; January 13-14, 2013

Couchsurfing home, Dunedin, New Zealand; January 11, 2013

Couchsurfing home, Dunedin, New Zealand; January 12, 2013

Couchsurfing home, Invercargill, New Zealand; January 10, 2013

Couchsurfing home, Invercargill, New Zealand; January 11, 2013

Slope Point Backpackers, Slope Point, New Zealand; January 9, 2013

Slope Point Backpackers, Slope Point, New Zealand; January 10, 2013

Fernlea Backpackers, Kaka Point, New Zealand; January 8, 2013

Fernlea Backpackers, Kaka Point, New Zealand; January 9, 2013

Tuatapere, January 6-7, 2013

Couchsurfing home, Tuatapere, New Zealand; January 7-8, 2013

YHA Te Anau Backpacker Hostel, Te Anau, New Zealand; January 7, 2013

YHA Te Anau Backpacker Hostel, Te Anau, New Zealand; January 6, 2013

Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers, Te Anau, New Zealand; January 4-5, 2013

Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers, Te Anau, New Zealand; January 4-5, 2013

CS couch, Queenstown, New Zealand; January 2-3, 2013 (I forgot to take a photo of the couch, but here's the view I saw when I woke up)

CS couch, Queenstown, New Zealand; January 2-3, 2013 (I forgot to take a photo of the couch, but here’s the view I saw when I woke up)

Chateau Franz, Franz Josef, New Zealand; December 30, 2012-January 1, 2013

Chateau Franz, Franz Josef, New Zealand; December 30, 2012-January 1, 2013

Glow Worm Cottages, Franz Josef, New Zealand; December 29, 2012

Glow Worm Cottages, Franz Josef, New Zealand; December 29, 2012

Greymouth, New Zealand; December 28, 2012

Global Village Backpackers, Greymouth, New Zealand; December 28, 2012

Picton, New Zealand; December 27, 2012

The Villa Backpackers, Picton, New Zealand; December 27, 2012

Waikanae Beach, New Zealand; December 22-26, 2012

Friend’s home, Waikanae Beach, New Zealand; December 22-26, 2012

National Park, New Zealand; December 20-21, 2012

YHA National Park, National Park, New Zealand; December 20-21, 2012

Taupo, New Zealand; December 19, 2012

Friend’s home, Taupo, New Zealand; December 19, 2012

Arapuni, New Zealand; December 17-18, 2012

Dairy farm near Arapuni, New Zealand; December 17-18, 2012

Lake Okareka, Rotorua, New Zealand; December 16, 2012

Lake Okareka, Rotorua, New Zealand; December 16, 2012

Auckland, New Zealand; December 14-15, 2012

University Hall, Auckland, New Zealand; December 14-15, 2012

Auckland, New Zealand; December 10-12, 2012

Choice Plaza Hostel, Auckland, New Zealand; December 10-12, 2012

Whitianga, New Zealand; December 9, 2012

On the Beach Backpackers, Whitianga, New Zealand; December 9, 2012

Paihia, New Zealand; December 4-7, 2012

Saltwater Lodge, Paihia, New Zealand; December 4-7, 2012

Freeman's Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand; November 29-30, 2012

Freeman’s Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand; November 29-30, 2012

Freeman's Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand; November 26-27, December 1-3,

Freeman’s Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand; November 26-27, December 1-3, 13, 2012

CouchSurfing friend’s home, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia; November 17-25, 2012

Relatives’ home, Byron Bay, Australia; October 19-November 16, 2012

K’gari campsite, Fraser Island, Australia; October 16-17, 2012

Fraser’s on Rainbow Hostel, Rainbow Beach, Australia; October 15 and 18, 2012

Rainbow Beach Holiday Village and Caravan Park, Rainbow Beach, Australia; October 14, 2012

Greyhound bus en route to Rainbow Beach, Australia; October 13, 2012

I forgot to take any bus photos, so the above image is from here.

Aboard the Condor, in the Pacific Ocean of the Whitsundays; October 11-12, 2012

Nomads Hostel, Airlie Beach, Australia; October 10, 2012

X Base Hostel, Magnetic Island, Australia; October 8-9, 2012

Cape Tribulation YHA Hostel, Daintree Rainforest, Australia; October 4, 2012

Tropic Days and Travellers Oasis Hostels, Cairns, Australia; October 1-3 and 5-7, 2012

CouchSurfing home, Alice Springs, Australia; September 28-30, 2012

Swags in tents near Uluru, Australia; September 27, 2012

Swags in campground, near Kings Canyon, Australia; September 26, 2012

Alice Springs YHA, Alice Springs, Australia; September 24-25, 2012

Blue Parrot Backpackers, Sydney, Australia; September 18-23, 2012

You can see where I started paying considerably less per night…

Losing a day in transit crossing the International Date Line; September 17, 2012

AirBnB condo, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; September 12-16, 2012

AirBnB home, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA; September 9-11, 2012

AirBnB ohana, Puna, Hawaii, USA; September 8, 2012

AirBnB home, Puna, Hawaii, USA; September 5-7, 2012

Aqua Waikiki Pearl Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; September 3-4, 2012

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