Now that I wrote here that I am going to Vietnam this October 4-28th, you all know what I am planning on doing there. If you don't, eating, exploring, and photographing. I would me remiss if I didn't say that I would love to have my brother Eric go with me. I do. But I am going on my own.
It has been five years now since I have traveled abroad. My very first travel abroad was to Thailand for a week. I am, still, not sure if I want to talk about that one. I feel so down about it cause I could have explored every day, but was stuck in a hotel. Then the year afterwards, I went to Ireland. A year after that, I spent a lot going around Italy. Boy was that adventure tasty. Two years after that I went to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Since 2011, I traveled mostly to California since Eric, Ann, and Vincent moved to California from Massachusetts. Who can say no to seeing this guy? I have a ton of photographs of him.
I've gone to California so much, there was a time when I thought to drop everything and move there. Then finding work kept poking its head.
So now that I have a good amount of time flying over to California since going abroad, it is really about time to go abroad again. I actually was considering going back to Vietnam last year, but the funds were not there for me to do so, plus I went to California four times from May to October. But now to I do, and my job at work is full time with more pay, it was just right. I can afford to go.. on an extended trip. Even if afterwards I can't take a vacation day at work till Spring..
The skeleton of my plan for Vietnam is this- HCMC (Saigon) - Hue - Hanoi. Probably the only tourist spot I would want to see is Ha Long Bay. I just want to hit the plastic table and seats and eat. I already bought a couple pairs of heat and sweat regulating clothing. Pretty sure that I can get away with a month of travel with three to four pairs of clothing. Gotta pack light because I don't want to bring too much stuff. I mean my camera gear will probably the most weight of it all. Once I get my new gear from Campmor (today) I'll do some practice packing.