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Thailand-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - March 2006  |  by Matthew Audley

Leaving for bangkok on Sept. 12. Where we go from there is anyone's guess. Hoping to see Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos. Be back in six months or so if everything goes well. There really isn't much of a route planned - we'll see what happens.

Preparation and general freaking out.

So we leave in two weeks now and every time i think everything is taken care of something new turns up. Just trying to organize everything i'm leaving behind and make sure i'm taking everything i need to take seems to be quite the ordeal. (who'd have thought a six month trip to the other side of the world would involve extensive preparation?) The details here are none too exciting: vaccinations, passports, maps, books, clothing, shoes, mosquito nets etc.... Making an effort to take as little as humanly possible because my pack really isn't that big.

Here's the current state of my disorganization.  Note the virtual drug store that seems to be joining us for this little trip.

Here's the current state of my disorganization. Note the virtual drug store that seems to be joining us for this little trip.

That's some as yet unknown proportion of what i'm actually bringing up there. It remains to be seen whether i can even fit everything i'm bringing in the bag because i still don't know what's coming and what isn't.

I'm optimistic, however.

I've booked a room at a hostel in Bangkok that doesn't seem to get any bad reviews: Suk 11 is expensive ($20 a night for a double room), but i'd rather be safe and comfortable for a few nights after we arrive.

© Matthew Audley, 2005
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The trip
 
Details:
Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 6 months
End of journey: Mar 19, 2006
Travelled countries: Thailand
Canada
Laos
Vietnam
Cambodia
Southeastern Asia
Malaysia
The Author
 
Matthew Audley is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 13 years.
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