July 2, 2010
Today is July 1st. I leave this month! I have been planning this trip for so long I can’t believe it is only a month away. I actually had my first panic attack about the trip yesterday thanks to Kristin Luna over at Camels and Chocolate due to her post about an encounter with a black spitting cobra in Borneo. It’s funny, my mother is so worried about the things other people could do to me abroad, but I am not at all afraid of that. However I am terrified of the insects and snakes. Give me a lion any day, but a scorpion or black mamba- I’m cowering under the bed…or maybe not because that’s where the bugs are! I got in my first shipment in the mail today of items I’ve been ordering online for the trip including a wonderful book from Wanderlust and Chocolate about traveling solo as a woman.
I promise to share my packing with you as I go. For convenience and easy reading for all of you I will wait till more comes in and group it into clothes, medicine + first aid, mosquito + bug repellents/clothes/nets, and camera equipment + technology.
I’ve updated the blog a little, making a few changes in the format for easier viewing so be sure to check out the tabs on top with information about my trip and links to my projects and other travel reviews I’ve written.