Well I was wrong to worry. The two complemented each other perfectly. It really was the best of both worlds. Along with good food, easy accommodation, a variety of entertainment, and a good price, we got to see alot of shit as well. There was a tour of the world’s tallest building, gorgeous beaches, dolphins, Omani fiords, camels, coffee with Bedouins, 4x4s over sand dunes, many mosques, and confusing graffiti.
Along with a collection of photos, we had a collection of quotes. I think they work best if you read them completely out of context.
“I’d eat a snake while looking at a snake.”
“I’d rather think about ninjas than Jesus Christ. ”
“I wonder how many times you’re going to bleed on this trip.”
“Beak down, ass up…that’s the way we like to shit.”
“Why do you have to hurt me anytime you want anything?!??”
“I want to know the weight of the Burj Khalifa in Mentos.”
“My shovel was my best friend.”
Waiter – “you want to be sexy all the time?”
“I would mourn your death, we’ve discussed this enough times.”
“I’m on a dhow/you’re going down.”
“If you didn’t want to get yelled at by strangers, you should have just stayed in your sun chair.”
I’m currently pricing Around the World cruises.
It really is a slippery slope though. You take a trip like this and all you can think about is where else in the world you want to hit next. It becomes an obsession. It’s like adrenaline junkies always looking for the next fix. It just keeps getting worse. The more places I go, the more I want to visit. Discovering things like how the Middle East isn’t scary and is completely bad ass doesn’t help matters.
As of now I have big trips I am positive I’ll take as soon as possible, but even if I knock them out as quickly as possible, It’ll take four years to do them all, unless I win the lottery. Southeast Asia, Nepal, Greece/Croatia, China, Machu Picchu, and Antarctica are a few. I think Nepal is the Fall is next.
Sometimes I think that I’d be better off if I never left my hometown and had no idea how amazing the rest of the world is. It’d certainly save me alot of money if I bought into the propaganda and truly believed that America is the only worthwhile country in the world. That’s what we were taught growing up, maybe they were just trying to save me money.