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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rivers and Roads

Now that I booked my ticket home I'm doing something that I'm not known for; planning.  Every backpacker that I traveled with was amazed at my ability to have no agenda, no clue on where I was going next.  It started a year a half ago at LAX when the ticket person told me I couldn't go to Vietnam because I didn't have a visa.  Who knew you couldn't get one on arrival?  This guy.  The blueprint was to meet Jen in Hanoi and let her help me map out some kind of master plan.  Turns out I couldn't get in and she was sick and had to fly home.  I landed in Hong Kong and decided to wing it. 8 countries later here I am.

My All Out or Get Out Farewell Tour:
  •  Bangkok is the mecca of cheap tattoos.  I'm thinking about getting the tree of life underneath the dragon on my back.
  • Cooking classes are must.  Jess and I meant to take some last time but never got around to it.
  • Deep sea fishing.  I've always wanted to catch a tuna and eat it raw on the boat.
  • Get my P.A.D.I certification.  Diving is cheap in Asia and the water is crystal clear.
  • Get another suit in South Korea.  The one I bought in Vietnam is a little tight once I started eating western food again.
  • Visit Burma (Myanmar).  It's one of the least developed countries in the world and it dead last in health care.  DEAD LAST.  I wanted to go last time I was in Asia but the government closed the boarders for so-called elections.


  1. Big Blue Diving on Koh Tao, been back there twice now and it's awesome. Nha Trang is also cheap but the diving is not as good.

  2. Oli I was thinking about hitting up Koh Tao but I'm not for sure since I've already been to Koh Phangan and wanted to go somewhere new. I might still go since I heard the fishing was good there.

  3. My memory is going Oli. I stayed on Koh Tao and went to Koh Phangan for a night and the Full Moon Party.