I have finally told my family, well my Dad in particular that I am going to SEA for a month. He didn't seem too upset but always the same question..."why?". Why am I going? Well, I don't really know other than...why not?
When I found out that my friend Kim was traveling to SEA to do some kite-boarding http://kmpossible.travellerspoint.com/8/ I was extremely jealous! I have always wanted to travel out of the US and have never felt that I could afford it.
Hearing her planning was all I needed to push me to save the money and 'just do it' as Nike says. So, I have set the plan to leave the 23rd of October and return on/around the 24th of November. My current itinerary follows but is certainly subject to change:
Oct 24-Nov 1 Arrive in Saigon and head to Mui Ne Beach with Kim to watch some Kite-boarding (I don't kite so I'll be lounging on the beach trying to keep from getting too sunburnt!
Nov 2 - Nov 8 Possible Hilltribe trek out of Bangkok, Thailand
(This is subject to change due to several reasons
1. I don't know if I am in good enough shape to hike four days straight for 4-5 hours/day in Thailand's heat/humidity.
3. I might find something better to do....
Nov 9-24th Make my way back to Saigon. I have considered taking the overland route through Cambodia, but there is also the possibility of flying to Hanoi and traveling overland through Vietnam back to Saigon?
So, as you can see the plan is pretty loose and I really don't know what the hell I am planning other than the fact that I am going!
If you have any thoughts/suggestions to the itinerary, please feel free to comment!!