I thought since I just got back from my last trip (around Europe and Morocco) packing would be infinitly easier this time. I thought wrong! I keep going back and forth between what is necessary and what I just want because I think it will look cute. Guess thats just the female in me! What I need to do now is lay everything out that I have already decided to take with me (for the 10th time)…. anddddddd….. cut it in half. All I keep thinking is ‘I have to carry everything on my back’, which tends to make it much easier.
This trip is a little different because 1. There are a lot more things to worry about in Asia than there are in Europe. I had to get a Typhoid vaccination, pick up Malaria medication, and numerous different types of Mosquito/bug repellent (lotion, spray, clothing spray etc… hopefully they just won’t like me… fat chance!), 2. I don’t really know how long I will be gone. It could be 2 weeks (which is what I have planned now with my friend Margaret) or 2 months. Who knows!? I’m just going with the flow. Hoping for 2 months (or more?), though, if I can make my money last. Guides like this help tremendously SEA Budget Guide
Leaving, in general, is different this time, too. Since last time was my first real traveling experience, I was a ball of nerves and anxiety. This time I just can’t wait to get there and start another adventure! Thailand awaits and I cannot be happier that this opportunity came to me!