and here we go…my attempt to blog my way through three countries, five cities, and twenty four days. and really, probably two countries, four cities, and twenty two days, cause the likelihood of me blogging in vegas is slim to none. well, there is that whole time change thing.
anyway, im caught between the somewhat surreal feeling that this trip is actually here and happening, after all the drama surrounding it, and the OMG….what am i doing??? truthfully, im in a bit of a freakout, and the glass of cheap chianti isnt helping. but, thats what this is all about, right? an adventure, a breath of fresh air, life at the edge of my comfort zone. what started out as small adventures on either side of a school trip has become my own happily married version of ‘eat, pray, love’, or something like that. i havent read the book, but it is on my kindle.
overall, im so excited. im excited to experience different cultures and different aspects of the gap business. im also excited for an adventure…to explore, to write something that doesnt require citations and read something thats not a text book. sure, its a little scary, but i did jump on a plane to the british isles at 13 (dannielle, if youre reading this, that was for you ;)).
thus far, its been a good experience. what little of cathay pacific ive seen has been good. they come and get you out of the check-in line and escort you to the check-in station. a far cry from the ‘next’ im so accustomed to hearing at the airport. they were patient while i dug out my travel documents and took the time to explain everything, even though i didnt need it. hopefully the flight is as nice as check-in….though, i cant decide how i feel about 12+ hours of flying. hopefully i can sleep….lord knows i have at least that much needed sleep stored up. and when that runs out, theres that paper i need to finish…and those books i want to read…and that book i want to write. plenty to keep me busy, i hope.
alright….the restaurant/bar ive been occupying is closing. luckily, duty free is still open (kim, if you are reading this, that was for you ;)). signing off for now…catch ya on the other side.
Great to hear that you’re blogging your adventure. Did I mention how jealous I am that you’re embarking on such an awesome adventure! Have a great & drama free trip!!! Say hi to Jaime and give her a big hug for me. Safe travels and looking forward to read/hear about your trip! :O)…Ed