Equal parts naivete and stubborness = this trip

Trip Start Jan 12, 2013
Trip End Feb 27, 2013

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Good thing the seat of my pants are tough, cause I'm flying by them.  Not that I haven't had time to plan.  I just chose to ignore the whole thing, until I didn't have time to plan.  Oh sure, I've read a couple of web pages and watched some YouTube vids.  Hell, I even went to the bookstore yesterday to peruse the SE Asia literature.  That's good planning right there.

Now now, don't worry.  I'm sure I'll be fine.  In fact, this entire travel blog is an effort to assuage my family and friends' apparent worry that I don't know what the hell I'm doing.  Psshh.  I pledge to try and update and write funny/interesting things on a fairly regular basis.  Please allow yourselves to curse and stomp my personage if I ever start off one of these things with, 'Today I woke up and ate a breakfast of mangos and rice and it was very very hot'.  That crap is Booorrrriiingg. 

Anyone care for the back story of why I'm doing this?  I ask why not do it?  I've had the opportunity to do a fair bit of traveling by myself for short periods of time and I loved it.  I love the experiences.  I don't like the unknown and uncertainty...I'm fearful, but who isn't?  I see it as a challenge to overcome in order to fully appreciate the beauty of the world. 

Okay, to the nitty gritty.  I'll be gone for two months.  I hope to hit Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia...in that order.  No problem.  I'll live on a stinky hot bus.  I plan to post pics on here so that you all can hopefully share in this with me (and let's be honest...so I don't have to repeat the same story 14 times).  :)

First stop: Bangkok.  I don't really know what day I arrive...Saturday--Sunday...the International Date Line has thwarted my efforts and my 10th grade geography understanding has been surpassed.  Off to Wiki. 

Love and crossed fingers please!
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Eileen Williams on

That sounds great, Jaz. I'm so excited for you and so glad you're going for it. It truly is an opportunity (and memory) for a lifetime. I wish you several of these along the way. Go Girl! ENJOY!!!!!
Love you.

jware on

thanks! I'm trying...feel like I've been gone so long and it's only been 3 weeks!

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