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By this Author: Khandilee

Ticket in hand.

My ticket is purchased to/from HoChiMin City. After months of searching web-sites for the best deal, I found a great price with Asiana Airlines. I am completly stoked about this trip. I have been trying to work out the details of the route with all the places I want to see, I should have planned for an extra 4 weeks! Just dont know how I am going to fit everything into a mere 4 weeks...

I am going to try to post a few entries to this blog between now and leaving simply for the purpose of learning the site and getting used to posting pics, etc. Please bear with me, I am sure that the next couple of entries aren't going to be greatly enjoyable to read but a necessity (for me) in order to feel prepared to blog on the road!

Here

is my travel map. This will be updated as I figure out my route but it is a rough draft and will give you an idea of where I am planning to be.

More to come soon

Posted by Khandilee 16:13 Tagged preparation Comments (0)

Preparations

Why?

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.
2. Availability
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!!

Posted by Khandilee 12:26 Tagged preparation Comments (0)

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