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fortune cookies and packing boxes

Back in December, when I was making my final decision to leave my job, my apartment, and everything else behind to travel for a while, I found this fortune at the end of my Christmas Eve chinese dinner:

Fortune Cookie

While I try not to base my life around fortune cookies, I took it as a positive sign for my decision to change my life around completely and pursue the trip.

And less than two months later here I am, packing boxes strewn around my apartment, much of my stuff sold off to friends, and down to my last few days in San Francisco. My life's sole focus at the moment is boxes (and how much stuff I can fit into the least number of them), logistics, innoculations, insurance, and sendoff parties.

It's hard to believe that in two weeks from now I will be on a tropical island somewhere in Fiji, instead of packing up my last few things in a suprisingly cold San Francsico apartment. Can't wait to get there.

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David Hall [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Good work. Hope you have a blast. I'm expecting a lot of updates so that I may live vicariously through you.


bon voyage, andy! can't wait to read all about it!!


I'm thinking of doing the same thing as you! (at a smaller scale)
but i want to hit fiji, nz, aussie, thailand, cambodia and india.

what kind of round the world ticket did you purchase? how much??? i'd like to leave from san francisco also.


hi reena - glad to hear it! sounds like a graet lineup of places. you might want to check out Laos too while you're in SE asia.

i didn't use a standard RTW ticket, but bought a series of 1-way tickets from airtreks so i could have more control over my itinerary. you might also want to check out 'circle asia' tickets, i think cathay pacific has one that might cover at least some of the places you're headed to.

have fun!

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