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Leaving for Asia

Only 17 days left in Canada ..

overcast 17 °C

Well, I've finally decided to get up and do what I've been thinking about doing for a few years now. I'm leaving Vancouver on September 23 at 850am, and after a quick layover in Hong Kong, I will arrive in Bangkok the next day at 530pm. Over four months, I'll be backpacking through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and possibly Myanmar, though I haven't made a final decision on whether or not I'll go there.

I've spent many, many months thinking about this trip, trying to decide when I should go. I had a great job at EA, worked with some great people, and it was difficult to leave, but I felt I had procrastinated long enough, and it was time to just drop everything and do it. I've been planning for the better part of a month, and even though it's close, I still find it hard to believe I'm leaving. I've never even been off the continent before! I have mixed feelings about the whole thing, mostly because I'll be going solo and it freaks me out a bit, but also because I'll be apart from my family, friends, and my girlfriend Parisa, who is leaving the day after me on her own adventure to France, where she's teaching English for the school year.

I hope any of you who bother to check back on this blog enjoy living vicariously through me. If you're so inclined, you can subscribe using the link on the right, and get an email when I update. I also urge you to leave comments! I found out after I signed up that if you want to leave a comment, you have to register. I know this is a pain in the ass, but it's a quick, one time thing, and I will really appreciate reading them.


Posted by sam.m. 00:02 Archived in Canada Comments (6)

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