Catching the backpacking bug...- Thailand.It's almost the one year anniversary since i set of an amazing adventure to Thailand. I never really blogged about it last year but i did make a video of it all- World Challenge Droylsden Academy Team- Thailand 2014. So give it a click and a watch, it took me a ridiculous amount of time to edit, i ain't no pro...
In July 2014 i took of an amazing 3 week backpacking adventure where if found myself completely out of my comfort zone.
Seriously, it was such an eye opener. I am one who loves traveling but the way me and my team were able to immerse ourselves into the culture so much made it a once in a lifetime experience. I most definitely caught the travel bug... I'm not going to lie it had it's ups and downs like peeing in the jungle and not being able to shower have a proper shower for days (and when we did the hostel showers were not so good... i'm talking about being able to sit on the toilet and have a shower.). Oh, not to forget being eaten alive by mosquito's. But the positives certainly outweighed the negatives.
I was a bag of nerves before i left because i really had no idea what to expect and the fact me and my team controlled everything from accommodation, to travel and even to the whole budget was really daunting. However, as cliche as it sounds- its made me a better person. One thing I've took away from this experience is take every opportunity life throws at you. Yes the fundraising over £3,000 was damn hard and being away from home for three weeks made me home sick, it was all worth it in the end.
I'll leave you with some snapshots of the trip and i'm more than happy to read comments or even answer questions:)
|Left-Right: Ria (me), Atlanta, Jess|
|One of the not so good times... Leeches are not so nice...|
|Hard at work:)|
|Khao San Road, Bangkok|