Dear Asia, I don’t know what I will miss more, your friendly people or pad thai…
It’s been less than a week away from your humid, sticky climates and I already miss your 20 BAHT ($0.70) pai thai and happy, yet aggressive sales people… you spread your sunshine upon me, allowing me to meet life-long friends in a time in which I felt so alone. Even surprised me by having these new friends send me off at the end.
You taught me that the world is small enough to meet a Dutch guy, say farewell to him, then later realize I’ve been traveling with his Dutch sister for two weeks.
You showed me that souls can experience something incredibly tragic, and somehow move forward and make the most of their life with the things surrounding them. You helped me close doors of my past, and graciously held the next door open.
Words, photos, drawings, and songs cannot describe everything you did for me. Hopefully this breakdown inspires you to bug plan your next personal trip.
WEEK 1 $500 ATM singapore [200MYR, 7000BAHT, 1,600,000DONG] *Singapore has great rates so I purchased a small amount of everything ahead of time
WEEK 1 $250 ATM Malaysia [700MYR]
WEEK 2 $350 ATM Thailand [10,000BAHT]
WEEK 3 $150 flight from Phuket to Chiang Mai
WEEK 3 $450 ATM Chiang Mai [12,000BAHT]
WEEK 4 $100 ATM Laos [300,000KIP]
WEEK 4 $150 ATM Laos [520,000KIP]
WEEK 5 $200 ATM Cambodia [200USD/800RIEL]
WEEK 6 $2500 Thailand Hospital [115,000BAHT] OPTIONAL…
*********$91 not included costs***********
GRAND TOTAL: $2241 USD *not including optional laser eye surgery
This trip isn’t over yet. Next stop, Europe!