Now that we’ve been back in the US for a day or two, even though it feels like yesterday I was in Vietnam, I wanted to make a post-trip blog.
Looking back, I have realized that the number one thing I have taken away from taking a chance going to Southeast Asia is that no amount of preparation can actually prepare you. This is so important. Do your research, of course. But chances are, you will forget things, you probably are more prepared than you actually think and it’s not the end of the world to have to think on your feet when something doesn’t go as planned. I researched clothes and activities and the hotels and, seriously, every little fine detail. But once you get to each destination, you want to live. NOT base everything off expectations. Embrance the unknown. Planting yourself in the middle of a culture you aren’t used to can be uncomfortable, yes, but give it a little and you’ll be living like a local in no time.
I hope everyone who signs up for this trip next year makes just as great as memories as we all did!
Until next time, Southeast Asia.