Here I am, 3 months into my long-awaited trip around the world. Hard to believe I've made it so far. More than anything, I feel a sense of great accomplishment for making this experience a reality. Dreaming big, working hard, sacrificing multiple trips to Las Vegas, and punching through my fears and anxieties about leaving the security of home and safety of a good job.
There are a few random things I wanted to share before opening the can of worms that is Singapore and Hong Kong.
I made a big deal about packing light, however once I ran out of Campsuds in New Zealand, I started to buy regular liquid soap like just about every other backpacker. And after trying to hack off 2 weeks worth of facial hair with a 99 cent disposable razor, I invested in a Gillette Mach 3 Turbo.
If you couldn't tell, I'm horrible at sticking to a budget, and fantastic at not caring too much about it! I tried to save enough money for 16 months of travel, however in reality I'll be happy with 12 months. I miss my friends and family, though not the comforts of home.
Sharing my travels with new friends enriches the experience more than I previously realized.
The couchsurfing experiences have been priceless.
Last Updated on February 28, 2008 by Dave