Not Long Now

by Brenna Holeman

Hanoi, VietnamNow that it’s 2011, it feels as though my flight to Asia is imminent. And it truly is; I leave on the 13th, only eleven days away. Maybe I’m crazy, but one of the things I’m looking forward to most is that smell of street food and beer, of humid, sweaty air, of days and nights spent wandering unknown markets, making new friends, and feeling that my heart couldn’t possibly be more full.

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Naomi January 2, 2011 - 10:07 am

Jeeze…an adventure through Asia is a pretty good way to start off a new year! I actually read an interesting article about Vietnam the other day (interesting because the author hated it, essentially) and would be curious to know what you thought of the country. I’m sure that’s a big topic to try and cover in a blog comment, but there you are. But now that I mention it…didn’t you once say you were sending a big e-mail my way?? :>

Here’s to another great year of travel and adventures!

S and O January 2, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Ooh lucky you 🙂
Have an awesome time and Happy New Year!
These pictures are just great.

kay*(from india.with love) January 2, 2011 - 5:11 pm

that’s the exact same way i feel about india! now that it’s the new year-although it’s only 2 days in-i feel like that flight is right around the corner :$

i can’t wait to see your pics from vietnam and throughout asia….

did you go to mec and buy your gear yet? email me!

Em January 2, 2011 - 5:21 pm

That’s so exciting! Looking forward to all your photos and stories from the road. Hope you had a great New Year 🙂

This Battered Suitcase January 3, 2011 - 7:04 am

Naomi – Yes, I do owe you a giant email. I’m sorry! I will definitely write you in the next few days. I actually really loved Vietnam, so I’d be curious to read that article and see what the author had to say!

Olivia – Thank you for your comment! Happy New Year to you, too.

Kisha – We are going to be there SO SOON. I can’t believe it. I do have a lot to tell you so I need some time to really sit down and write it properly! I got some new electronics but I am going to MEC tomorrow to buy my backpack. I’ll write you when I’ve bought it!

Em – Thank you! I hope I will get to update a lot during my travels. Hope you had a great New Year, too!

The SoleSisters January 12, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Oooohh.. I didn’t realize you were coming to Asia Brenna. I will be starting my journey soon in Feb and I can’t wait to see India. Hope to run into you while you’re in our part of the world!

This Battered Suitcase January 12, 2011 - 7:10 pm

Yes, I will be in Hong Kong, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and Indonesia for the next six months. I can’t wait! It would be great to meet you while on the road, so let’s keep in touch – you never know!


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