Friday, January 27, 2012

So It Begins

I've probably used this title before (though I'm too lazy right now to check).  What other movie line so succinctly describes the last moment you experience when you see something huge looming on the horizon and know that soon, you won't be looking at it, but will be in the middle of it, figuring it out while you go?  Luckily for me, the rapidly approaching future does not contain an army of genetically altered orcs, seeking to destroy all that is good in the world.  That would suck.  My imminent future holds a new type of adventure for me that is exciting, exhilarating, liberating, and also slightly scary.  Three weeks from today I board a plane to Thailand where I will meet two of my lovely London friends to spend a month lazing on beaches, shopping at markets, and hiking through some of the most lush and beautiful mountains I have ever seen (pictures of, at least).  They will depart for home and I will continue on to wander around Asia.  As of now, the plan is possibly to stop in Burma before heading to Nepal to hike around in some stunning landscapes.  From there I may go to India, or back into Southeast Asia to finish off the last of my three month travel stint.  I am really really really excited to get on the plane and go somewhere completely new and different.  I can't wait to see the countryside, meet the people, and try the food and share with you all the stories from the road!!!!!