This is for the Looking Back Series.
The Looking Back Series are articles that were posted on my personal blog that never made it out to the public. See the list of links below to catch up. This is how it all started.
Note: I might be adding notes as I may feel like you need more background information.
*********Posted: January 8th, 2008*********
A lot has happened in the last few weeks. I’ll try to summarize it and not bore you to death.
The apartment is as empty as it was when we moved in. Threw away basically all my junk and now settling for a lot less. Originally we were going to move out by February 1st and I was to move to a one bedroom for $600 which includes two months rent and utilities. Thankfully I didn’t hand them a deposit for February 1st because the current apartment needs to be leased out first before I am able to move since I’m breaking the lease. The new tenants will be moving in March 1st instead of February 1st. This gives me extra time to decide where I’ll be living for before I leave. I’m moving out to save money.
May 12th, 2009 to Beijing, China. That’s the plan. Starting in China (Even with this ridiculous $130 visa fee). From China things are pretty open but I did map out a general idea on where I am going so I don’t back track. China > Nepal > India > Thailand > Laos > Cambodia > Singapore > Australia > New Zealand > Argentina > Peru > Miami, Florida > San Francisco, California > NYC back home to rest > Europe (list of another dozen countries)… I know it seems like a lot but I’ll be traveling for a very long time. I know it will change but I had to get a general idea on my direction. I do plan to get work visa’s perhaps in Australia and New Zealand to earn some extra cash to continue traveling. We’ll see where the road takes me.
Note: I ended up taking a whole different route than what I planned above. I did go somewhat in the same direction but the countries visited changed. I also did not end up working in Australia or New Zealand.
I just purchased an Asus EEE 1000 for traveling which I’m happy with. I’ll have to get use to the small screen.
I want to leave right now but I know I just need to be patient.