As ridiculous as some of these may sound, here’s what I’m worried about: where to do my laundry, transportation and lodging (without a booking), language barriers, bargaining, trip duration (too short, or too long??), and diarrhea. Sure there’s medication for the latter, but everything else will be part of the fun!
So what are my goals? Aside from the cliche (and completely legit) aspirations of experiencing new cultures and meeting new people, I hope to shift some of my habits as well: increase destination mobility (no over-planning), reduce tech dependence (almost by default, since cellular may not be an option), pack and travel light (no outfit per day on this trip, and sorry deluxe camera kit).
Maybe these goals will lead to an ever-so-slightly more immersive experience. I hope you’re inspired to read on, and through this chronicle maybe, just maybe, consider taking the leap of faith that was nearly imperative for me. Cheers.