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Epic Journey Abroad

I embark on the most epic journey of my lifetime thus far on Tuesday. I am going to Bali and Cambodia for 2 months for my first solo trip over seas. I bought my ticket last year maybe around September and have done zero planning of this trip for when I am over there.

I am going to Bali for a week and then to Cambodia, Siem Reap, for 2 weeks. Then back to Bali for the remainder of my time. I only set myself up in 3 places. The first week I am there I have found a nice AirBNB in Ubud, where I will spend the first 3 nights before I go all the way to the other side of the island to stay in a treehouse for several nights. And that’s all that I have booked in Bali. As for Cambodia I booked a hostel for the first 3 nights I am there and that’s it too. I figured everything will work out the way it’s supposed to when I get to these amazing places.

So the most planning I did for this trip was setting myself up for success at home. I have student loans, a car loan, bills etc. The one thing I am ever so grateful for is not having rent to pay for while I am away. I had just moved back from Florida and leaving my stuff at my parents while I am away. And I no longer have a job or incoming money and who knows what will happen when I get back. I have no clue what, when, where…

With all these loans and bills that I owe money to monthly, I started saving money to pay everything through August so I won’t have to worry so much when I get back, in May. Financially I am set and free to do whatever I need to do to enjoy my time abroad.

My original flight was flying through Sol Korea, due to Worldly events I had to change everything around. I am now flying through Australia there and back and for those of you who know me, I have more chances of “Gummy Bear” this way! hahaha

Ok so now comes the packing list. I have never done this before and thankfully I had my sister who has to give me tips. I am not a backpacker, although one day I would like to try, but I am only bringing 2 carry on bags. A backpack and a small standard suitcase.

Packing List:

  • 3 soxs
  • 7 underwear
  • 3 tshirts
  • 3 shorts- all for different purposes
  • 2 pants
  • 1 skirt
  • 1 long sleeve
  • bathing suit
  • 4 tank tops
  • rain jacket
  • bandana
  • 2 flipflops- 1 for bathroom
  • hiking shoes
  • everyday slip on shoes
  • band aids
  • toothbrush/ paste
  • deodorant
  • colloidal silver
  • protein bars
  • tissue packs
  • visine
  • my hair product
  • shampoo/ conditioner
  • Imodium, migraine pills, benedryl, vitamins
  • Journal
  • small journal
  • book
  • laptop
  • camera
  • headphones
  • travel battery pack
  • extra bags to shrink down stuff

That feels like a lot but I am going for 2 months so thats what I got.

I will let you know if that is too much or if I didn’t use anything, but I am happy with my decisions for each item I am bringing.

All in all I googled and read so many blogs and did a lot of research on everything that I feel confident in the non-planning. I have many ideas and listed them so I know where I definitely want to go. But I have no set time to do them. Just going with the flow.

I get asked a lot, are you scared? Are you nervous? How can you do something like that by yourself?

Bon Voyage

The answer is this, I am excited, my nerves are jumping around for sure but in the most positive way possible. This is my birthday trip that I have been talking about doing for the past 5 years, this was going to happen. Everything happens for a reason and in Universe’s time, I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to do this solo. It’s going to be a true adventure like none other. I see so many young women and men travelling solo worldwide, there is no reason I can’t do it either. So here I am… following my joy, my happiness and most importantly my authentic self.

I will see you in Bali…

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The Last Day

Day 5 of our adventure

Our last full day in PEI, Charlottetown. We had decided that this was going to be the day of doing nothing. After our wild adventure yesterday in search of Anne of Green Gables and our appointment with Nora Cummins (ThetaHealing Practitioner), we really needed to rest.

We slept in and relaxed. We were both very quite and exhausted, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We joined up for breakfast and the rain and wind were coming down pretty good, so we didn’t feel guilty for staying in.

At one point I heard the rain stop, I have been wanting to go to this one little shop downtown so I asked if Krysta wanted to go. We both dressed warmly and meandered down a few blocks. Nora from the day before had suggested we both take sea salt baths. At the store we made it to, they had some. We both bought a bag and slowly made our way back to the Inn. We stopped here and there and had lunch and started back to relax back at the Inn.

Krysta wanted to nap so I brought my laptop and such down to the dining area and set up shop so she can rest in peace. As I sat downstairs, I noticed people coming and going and we would strike up conversations they would leave and I would go back to writing my blogs. At one point this gentleman walked in and was trying to find out the wi-fi code. We started talking and he and his wife took their young children out of school for a year so they could travel. They were from Australia and got here 2 days later. They were exhausted, he told me about some of theirs travels as to where they had been. One place he said was Bali.

Bali is on my list, between now and next April I will be going there. So when he said that I started asking him questions. He gave me some info as to where and whom they stayed with and whatnot. So I am now equipped with more information for when I buy my plane ticket. Very excited about that…

I stepped away from my computer for a few minutes and Krysta came down and wrote a note saying she is going to take her sea salt bath. When she had come back down we both worked on some things and then we decided to have a deeper conversation which were needed and deep. The day before working with Nora, things came up for me that I have been ignoring and subconsciously wishing would just disappear. They struck such a cord with me that I became instantly vulnerable and for the first time cried in front of a complete stranger. Like convulsing crying.

So when Krysta and I started talking I was in the middle of saying something and it happened again, convulsing crying. I was glad to be able to release such emotions and let them go. Last night too, my friend found out her uncle passed on. So she was feeling that as well. This day and last night were very heavy.

And without even knowing it, Krysta mentioned she just wanted fried foods. So we looked up a place around the corner and made our way to a pub. For some good old fashion bar food. Mind you, I haven’t eaten fried foods in months, I kinda forgot about that. So we go and order these apps and everything was fantastic until later that evening.

We get back to the Inn, Krysta is getting ready for bed, I still need my bath so I start it up. I sat in there trying to stay in it for 45 mins. I had to get out after 20 mins, I was well over heated and super wobbly. I get ready for bed and crawl in, just to be woken up at some peculiar hour because my stomach was in a tizzy.

I go to the bathroom sweating and with a killer migraine. I lay on the floor on the tile where its much cooler. My stomach didn’t like that. So I sat in front of the toilet thinking oh my god, if I throw up my head is going to pop off. I needed to find an elastic for my hair. I stood up and almost fell over and found one right next to Excedrin migraine pills…I am so awesome I thought. I felt like I was going to have to wake up Krysta to go to the store and buy me some in the middle of the night.

I make my way back to the bathroom where I bow my head to the porcelain goddess and realize I am going to have to do this myself. This is not something I enjoy doing, ever, but at this moment I had too. I stuck my fingers down and up it all came. All I kept thinking was, I really need to be better for my drive tomorrow. We had to drive home from Canada in the morning and it was going to be about 9 hours long or more.

I finally managed to crawl back in bed, I took 2 pills and begged the angels for relief. Next thing I know it’s 630 am. I pop 2 more and go back to sleep. I finally got up and although I wasn’t 100% I still felt good, slightly airy but coherent.

Lesson learned, again, with fried foods. I forgot I hadn’t eaten fried foods in a long time and then I way over ate. So since I have been home, no fried foods.