In less than a week I will embark on my first trip to Asia… solo. I’ve gone through lots of emotions planning this trip. At first, extreme excitement about visiting my 5th continent in 2 years. Then, even more excitement when I decided on Thailand and started researching the culture, the beautiful temples, the beaches, and the food. Then came a little doubt when I went to the travel clinic, and the doctor was asking me about my plans. At one point he said “Aren’t you nervous going there by yourself?” I hadn’t really thought about it before this comment. I was more into the planning and excitement, and hadn’t thought about the potential risks involved with being a female traveling alone. Since then, I have researched all potential risks and can confidently say I’m ready to go. With all that is going on in the world today, you never know when a risk can present itself, but I don’t want that to stop me from having new experiences.
Soo… at this point my biggest concern is how I will be able to document myself in Thailand?? I won’t have a friend to trade off taking pics with, so I finally bit the bullet and invested in a selfie stick. I will also be bringing flat stanley with me (courtesy of my dad) so if I can’t be in pictures, at least he can.
Wish me luck, and look for updates soon!