I haven’t traveled outside of North America a whole lot and I’ve never been to Asia at all, but Tuffy P and I are planning a trip to Vietnam in the not-to-distant future, so we both trundled off to a clinic to get whatever vaccinations we need to avoid getting ill on our trip. We ended up with a combination of an injection, a potion and some pills, which will hopefully help us ward off various nasty pathogens we might be exposed to along the way.
Another challenge for me will be the long travel time. I don’t mind shorter flights but a flight to Asia is a seriously long time in an airplane seat. If anyone has any wonderful strategies for dealing with long flights, I’m open for suggestions. Hopefully between sleeping, reading a novel or two and getting up every hour or so for a stretch, it won’t be as difficult as I imagine. The longest I’ve flown in the past has been 7 hours to Europe.
Tuffy P is organizing this trip and she has all kinds of adventures planned for us in a trip that will take us to various areas of the country – including some bicycling and some kayaking. As the trip gets closer, I’m looking forward to it more and more. We had planned to make this trip a couple years ago, but then I took a tumble on black ice on the front steps and messed up my right ankle very badly and that put the trip on hold. Fortunately, with the help of 14 screws, my surgeon cobbled me back together again and my ankle is in pretty good shape once again, with the screws still intact.