I’m Gonna Live My Dreams!

I had a dream and your gonna come along for the ride!

If I wasn't a guy or his cousin, I'd be with Sean now!
Sean, my Aussie Stud Cuz
Hey, some nights I gotta follow my dreams
Aww, gee, time to wander
I had a dream. I had an amazing dream on the train from Shanghai to Hong
Kong. I had a dream that I would wander from Singapore to Sydney,
island-hopping through Indonesia, with nothing but a toothbrush and clean
undies.

In the days since I had this dream, it’s evolved into a full-blown
plan. I will travel overland, but from Bangkok to Singapore, where I’ll
fly to Sydney to meet my cousin, Sean. The basic itinerary so far is to
spend the rest of December in Thailand, moving though Laos and Cambodia in
January and Vietnam and Malaysia in February.

I was considering dropping the laptop in the mail to Sydney before I
left so I could get down to that toothbrush luggage level, but ya’ll are
in luck. I actually upgraded a bit and bought a digital camera here in
Hong Kong (Check out my Olympus C-920z Hong
Kong photos
.). This way I can ditch my scanner, the real pain in my shoulders,
and fit all my stuff in a little locked suitcase on wheels. Why break my
back and leave my gear open to thieves when I can lock it all away and let
the earth deal with gravity?

With my stuff pared down from winter/summer club/street wear to summer
street gear, I’m gonna be as light as I’ve ever been on this walk-about.
I’m gonna miss my blue ‘bomb’ disco shirt, but I guess I’ll be
coated in too much sweat for anyone to look at me cute-like anyway.

I’m excited about seeing Saigon, and hopefully Hanoi. With the recent
animosity between Vietnam and America cooling down and tearful meetings by
old warriors, I am interested in seeing for myself the feelings of the
people on the street. Also, as one of the last Marxist-Leninists states
left, it will be interesting to contrast the Vietnamese situation with
Russia’s and China’s.

Of course, I wanna see Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and though I’m not really
sure what’s in Laos, there has to be a decent adventure just in crossing
the border. I’ve heard all the stories about the sex show, shops, and
scenes in Bangkok, but don’t expect to read much about them here. I’m
gonna spend most of my time in Thailand baking in a good tan on the beach
and hiding from the Y2K hoopla.

I don’t know much about Malaysia, so now I shall leave ya’ll to dream
about your own world wanderings as I go read up on my next destination for
the Belly Button Window.