The beginning of my great adventure to South East Asia


Today my great adventure to Southeast Asia begins, and my first stop is Bangkok, Thailand. I prepare to go to the airport, my flight leaves at 19:00. I cannot describe the mixture of emotions and feelings that I perceive in me … it is euphoria, it is nervousness, it is happiness, it is fear, it is joy, it is sadness, it is everything and nothing at the same time. My parents come with me to the airport and the only thing certain in all this is that: I have a one-way flight and without return.

It is the first time that I am going to travel on my own, in such a long journey, far from home, from my family, friends and loved ones. That makes me immensely happy because I’m finally going to pursue my dream and make it come true, traveling to Thailand, Cambodia and Southeast Asia; but at the same time, I feel some fear and uncertainty, because I am leaving to an unknown country and culture, with a foreign language and thousands of miles away from home.

It’s time to board the plane, and with tears, I hug my parents as hard as I can, I take my backpack and, I head to aisle to start my journey. I do not know when I’ll see them again, or how long I’ll be away from home. Although I am filled with so much happiness and joy at the beginning of this new adventure, I also perceive my own fear that makes me nervous as I wait for the plane to take off.

It will be a long, multi-stop flight (Mexico> Los Angeles> Taipei> Bangkok), however, there is no rush. When traveling on a tight budget, the cheapest flights are those that cover several stopovers and from my experience, if you have enough time to travel without worrying, I recommend to you that you take in consideration this option and save some money that you can use later during your trip.


Some pages that I recommend to you, where you can find flights that are very cheap when planning your trip are:

Taking in consideration the above and al the long flight hours to reach my final destination city, I must confess sadly, even if you don’t believe me … The best food (considering it is airplane food) was served on the flights of the Chinese Airlines. All American and Mexican low-cost airlines like Volaris charge extra for those services. Here is a photo of my meals by China Airlines, after that long flight I really appreciate the wonderful food, and you can choose between two options, so it is awesome:




About Andrea Carbax

Mexicana mochilera y viajera, voluntariados alrededor del mundo, adicta a viajar. Mis pasiones: la música, escribir, la naturaleza, la fiesta, la fotografía, el arte y la cultura. Mexican backpacker World Traveller, volunteering, #worldpacker addict. My passions: writing, music, dancing, nature, photography, arts & culture, party, travel. - "The best human quality is that of becoming unstoppable, and you become unstoppable by refusing to quit no matter what happens" - "Follow your dreams until they become true, fight for what you want in life and just make it happen!!" - "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer" 😍
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