Poor planning and even worse geography…

In 3 days I catch a flight to China, and my adventure begins! But I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet…

I don’t feel like I’m about to fly to the other side of the world, to explore a load of countries where I can’t speak the language, have no idea what the food is, half the time I won’t know where i’m even going. I should be shitting myself, but I’m not. I’m fairly chilled about the whole thing, is that good?

I’m not sure. But with 3 days left before my trip I would have hoped I’d be slightly more organised. I still haven’t got my prescriptions, or my money, though I have ordered both. I only ordered my travel adapter yesterday, I’m just hoping the postage isn’t late. And I still have my bag to pack. So maybe that’s why it hasn’t sunk it yet, because on the outside it doesn’t look like I’m off, it just looks like I’m unemployed.

To top it all off I was printing off my insurance docs today and thought I should double check that my ‘australasian cover’ covers me for China… I think my geography teacher needs the sack. Or maybe I should have taken geography. Either way, Australasia is not Australia and Asia. In fact it’s just Australia and New Zealand and occasionally Papua New Guinea too. Never mind South East Asia and China, Japan etc. Good job I rang up to check, else I could have been, for lack of a better expression, up shit creek without a paddle!

But here we go, bring on the nerves, but more importantly, bring on the trip, fingers crossed I don’t forget my passport.

3 Replies to “Poor planning and even worse geography…”

  1. You’ll be fine. There’s a massive amount of ‘winging it’ involved when you decide to travel full time. I’ve only been doing it for 2 months but I’ve learnt so much and most of it has been from accidental and unplanned situations where I didn’t really know what I was doing. Good luck in China; I’ll be there in 6 months I think, let me know how it goes. All the best!

    1. Ah, thanks man! I’m sure it will be fine, but I would have been screwed if I had got hurt with no insurance!! Thanks man, pretty excited for China, I’ll let you know how it is! 🙂
      Safe Travels!

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