Map of our journey. It’s pretty precise except for some smaller towns/villages that couldn’t be searched.View Full Size Travel Map here
WHEW. The blog has been dead for a more than a month now. That’s because we were traveling to some really interesting places which are off-the beaten-track. Will talk more about that in another post.
That said, we’ve been home for 3 weeks now and we were so busy sorting things out!
We arrived one day before Ed’s Masters Degree convocation and spent the entire day getting the relevant documents done and waited 5 hours to collect his robe =_= I don’t know what kind of supplier has trouble giving out robes to students. Fail.
Then, we went back to Penang to visit my parents. They’ve just moved a few days before so we became my parents’ free labour; helping them move boxes, unpack, pack and clean. Sorted out a few personal things and we drove back to KL.
I was surprised that I felt comfortable driving despite not having done so for 10 months. My Dad was kinda worried.
Back in KL, it was more unpacking, unpacking, cleaning, cleaning and organizing our belongings since I packed up everything before we left. It was like a mini treasure hunt when wanting to look for certain items.
AND I did the ultimate crazy stunt.
I went back to work exactly 10 days after arriving home. I didn’t even have time to breathe, let alone tell my mind and body to switch modes.
Well, despite feeling really sleepy on the first day of work, I’ve survived 2 weeks in the office now. At one point, I thought to myself that I should’ve just taken the rest of the year off. Seriously. So crazy. 10 days ago I was a hobo in cheap shorts and slippers, the next thing I know, I’m in a freaking dress and 3 inch heels sitting in front of a laptop in an air-conditioned building thinking of strategies and whipping up a powerpoint presentation. Say, whatttt?
How has it been since coming home? I don’t know, honestly. Coz everything has been zooming past so fast, I have not had time to digest all that has taken place. The reality of being a “responsible adult” is slowly starting to kick in when I have to pay bills, utilities, rent and all that nonsense which never existed on the road. I think life on the road was much much cheaper and simpler.
Not really having a post-travel depression but I’ve kinda set a goal on where the next adventure will be! The last leg of Across Asia 2011 has proven to me that we are capable of things beyond our imagination and inspired me to push ourselves (myself!) further.
(Will be going through my 90GB of photos and 2 notebooks and will definitely share all our stories.)