Last night, after class, I was listening to Professor Pham and some of the other students that are extending discussing the details about it. While I feel as though I will definitely be ready to return home after the two weeks of travel, I sometimes regret not extending my adventure another week. Not having traveled this far outside of the country, I know that I will be both physically and mentally exhausted after two weeks of Asia. Yet, I can’t help but feel a twinge of jealousy in my gut when the people sitting next to me are discussing their trips to Hong Kong, Australia, and Japan. It makes a lot of sense to extend when you are already so close to completely different cultures than the ones found in Southwest Asia. Why not experience them firsthand with just a little bit extra cost?
In the end, it is probably best for me not to extend this first time I am traveling. And, I want to commend those who are extending. I hope you will take lots of pictures and really enjoy your experience, because I am definitely envious!