I am not familiar with planning overseas trips. At all. The only planning I have ever done for a trip is booking time off of work and buying train tickets. But now I am applying for a passport, looking into obtaining visas, and figuring out how much time I can take off work in order to make my $1400 plane tickets really worth my while.
I leave for Dhaka, Bangladesh this October and for the first time ever I will be taking an overseas trip completely on my own. I can’t even say that my trips within North America have ever been completely solo endeavors either. So needless to say, I am already feeling a bit anxious. I am traveling to Bangladesh alone and leaving behind loved ones that I won’t see for four whole weeks. That in itself also makes me feel quite anxious. However, I am also very excited. For the first time in 15 years I will be seeing relatives I only ever talk to online. We hold memories of each other of our younger selves. Oh how far I am sure we have all come.
I’ll be honest, I am slightly apprehensive about chronicling my trip online. Mainly I’m apprehensive about anyone reading my writing and whether they will find it interesting or not. But I know this is a great way for my friends and family to see what I’m up to. So read on. I hope you enjoy. I’ll try and make time to post as frequently as possible.