I should be washing dishes (my kitchen is a HOT mess and a half
) and re-packing (because I kinda just threw random items of clothing in my suitcase and now I'm worried that I'm going to look homeless
) but instead I'm sitting here obviously writing this blog post and reading other blogs.
Tomorrow morning I'll be leaving for Vietnam. Everyone keeps saying how brave I am for going alone. That's making me nervous, lol.
I mean, it's not like I'm going to some remote land where I have to hunt and gather my own food while trying to fend off predators and sleep in caves.
I'll be going to a big bustling city, where food is available on every corner. I even splurged on hotels this time around. And by splurge I mean I'm paying 25 bucks a night for a room with free wifi AND breakfast.
Hello lavish living!!!
I guess the idea of going to a foreign land alone is daunting for most people but for someone who has packed up her life and moved to a foreign country with no family or friends and survived for almost 3 years, a ten day trip is cupcake.
My plan is to smile a lot and pray that some nice people will take pity on me and invite me to eat with them. It worked when I was in Thailand and I made some lovely friends who I still keep in contact with almost a year later.
Plus, many solo travelers say that you make more friends when you travel alone because you seem less intimidating.
We shall see.
The next time I chat with you folks, I should be in Vietnam. My first stop is Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City.
Till we meet again!