Hi folks! If you've subscribed to this blog via email or RSS, you've probably noticed the flurry of posts today.
A few months ago, I struggled with what to write, how to write, whether I wanted to write at all... and not just that, but also where to travel, how I wanted to travel, and heck, whether I wanted to be traveling at all! But lately, things have been groovy. I've realized that I would like to have a souvenir from this experience. Since I hate shopping, my best idea is a photo album and a blog to go with it.
Here are a few new posts about old topics:
Paradise! (Koh Tao, Thailand)
Malaysia? What's in Malaysia? (Malaysia, in general)
Bali Highlights (Bali, Indonesia)
And here are a few new posts about a new topic:
Finding Mind Happiness in Siem Reap
8 Things I Love About Cambodia
Enjoy! Or not, that's ok too. :-) Over the next few months, I imagine the posts will come on a quasi-regular basis, so I hope not to jam up your inbox/ feedreader again. Look forward to a Southeast Asia wrap-up post in the next few days.
Also, this is my 100th post on this blog. Holy guacamole, I talk a lot!
Edited to add: Wowza, this blog is about to have its 1st birthday! One year ago, I was setting up One Great Dewdrop. A few days later, on October 1, 2009, I published the first post. Time flies.
Today is our last day in Cambodia. Tomorrow, we'll spend the day traveling back to Bangkok. We've got one day in Bangkok to see a few people and to run a few errands. Then, on September 27th, Davo and I fly to...
"I'm looking forward to this" is a gentle understatement. Pardon me for a moment, while I freak the f*** out.
Southeast Asia was intended as a convenient way to waste some time between the tramping season in New Zealand and the trekking season in Nepal. If I am so honored as to see Everest with my own eyes, I might need to be carried out of the mountains, because I might go blind immediately.
To add icing to this sweet, sweet cake made of 100% pure awesome, Davo and I might have a few buddies joining us. J, M, and C: I'm looking at you. Get your asses over here.
We'll be in Nepal for about ten weeks, from the last week of September through the first week of December. From there, we're looking to spend some time in the Middle East. The current plan is to spend 10-14 days in Turkey (Istanbul, Capadoccia, and somewhere in the southeast toward Iran and Syria (gasp! Axis of EVIL! Don't worry, Pops/ Bernie/ Jill, I will not drag Davo to either of these countries)) and 10-14 days in Israel (visiting Dave's family, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Massada, and yes, a day trip to Palestine/ Occupied Territories/ whatever you want to call it--anyone have recommendations for a group with whom we could do this?).
The next adventure begins in late December/ early January: we're coming back to The States (!). The agenda:
- a wedding (congratulations to Bernie (Dave's father) and Karen!);
- a road trip to North Carolina (hi Mummers! hi Pops! hi Sisser!);
- some quality time in Dave's hometown (hi Jill! hi Grammy! hi Rachel! hi Eric! Whoa, is that Maise?);
- a long weekend in Ithaca (COE staff: score us free wall pass, pretty please! Ithaca friends: where are we drinking/ crashing?!)