Over a year ago Andrew and I realized that we wanted to go to Thailand. It felt like one of those good ideas that you just keep talking about but nothing ever really happens.
Yesterday, we did it, we bought our plane tickets. It took over a year of trying to save up despite unexpected injuries, school loans and Andrew going through Paramedic School, we made it happen.
In six months I’ll be boarding a plane to Thailand.
I’ve read Thailand guidebooks, stalked routes on Mountainproject, watched the climbing videos, stared at the same computer wallpaper of Thailand and listened attentively to anyone who is willing to share stories, for over a year. (Note to self: the black monkeys are mean and the gray one’s are nice… or is it the other way around..)
I’ve never traveled overseas for climbing. I’ve never really traveled overseas for anything; except the Bahamas and I don’t really think that counts, you could get there on a boat from Florida.
What should I bring? How do I pack my gear? How do I tell someone making my food that I’m allergic to shellfish? How will I survive 23 hours of plane rides?
The what if’s and how do I’s are in the back of my mind. The only thing I know for sure is that I’m excited. This is the next adventure in my life. We’re going to Thailand for three weeks. It’s not just a good idea anymore.
Traveling advice? Tips? What’s your dream adventure?