The days before a trip always seem to be a kind of twilight zone for me, somewhere between fast-forward and slow-motion. I’m leaving in a couple days for Thailand, India and Nepal and this time I’m going by myself.
With no one else to help share the burden of pre-trip responsibilities, I often find myself darting around the house looking for things and trying to get my shit together, but more often it’s my mind that is doing mental gymnastics. But I’ve come a long way.
So far I’ve packed a cloth sleeping bag, a compass and a roll of toilet paper. And I’m furiously trying to finish “A Dance With Dragons” by George R.R. Martin. If you’re familiar with that series, you may know why I would want to finish it before I leave. If you aren’t, well, it weighs about 5 pounds.
The trip will be a three month exploration of the world and my self, and I’m getting excited to document it. But first, I need to finish this beast of a book and get to packing.
And if there is anything you never travel without, I’d like to hear it.