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The end of Asia...finally!

Kristin and I arrived in Bangkok this morning to exhaust, angry taxi and tuk-tuk drivers, and cranky market ladies. Asia has finally come to a close. Kristin leaves in 3 hours and I leave tomorrow morning way too early for my comfort. This trip has been an exceptional way to shock my system into living again. After last year with all of the extra jobs, boyfriend difficulties, and marathon troubles, I feel like I'm back in sync with myself. Full speed ahead...once again...with balance only a single gal in her late thirties understands. In some ways I feel like this trip made me realize I'm not so keen on cheap backpacker trips, but am too poor to travel the "5-star" way. I've moved myself up to the 3 star mode of travel. Thailand reminded me a lot of Peace Corps with riding in the backs of dirty trucks, eating from street vendors, smelling exhaust and food EVERYWHERE and a certain level of discomfort mixed with adventure. China is far from my mind but I know once I start looking at photos, I'll remember that part of the trip fondly. It's been refreshing spending so much time with Kristin in Thailand. She's a great travel companion. And, thanks to Kylie in China, I began getting back into the game of life again. There won't be any trips in the plans for some time as I really don't want to work 100 jobs. Thanks for taking the time to read the blog and send comments. As fun as trips are, it's easy to feel lonely and homesick. I can't wait to see you all! Signing off from...Asia...finally.

Posted by venisha 04:41 Archived in Thailand Tagged backpacking

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Looking forward to welcoming back. BYW - you are middle 30's rather than late 30's:).

by evonspangl

Hi there travel companion! You were a great travel friend also. We had some amazing adventures in Thailand. We'll be reminiscing about this trip for years to come.

You handled our crazy final Tuk-Tuk ride much better than me. I was shaking in my boots! I thought he was trying to kill us!! He must have been ticked that we bartered him down to 40 baht. Ha ha! Joke was on us in the end, eh?

Can't wait to travel together again some day. No working a million jobs to do so though!

by Kristinh

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