I've traveled internationally just a bit on a cruise but I haven't really gotten out there and really started exploring the world quite yet. It is all a bit overwhelming. How in the world are you supposed to pick where you want to go first when you want to see the whole world? Living in the bay area makes traveling to Asia a lot more practical and affordable but how do I know if that is where I want to go right off the bat? Should I ease into it with an English speaking country?
Next, how in the world does anyone sit on a plane for 20 hours? I can think of about a million things I would rather do. I can't sleep on planes and I get so fidgety. I think I might just jump out of the plane from sitting there for so long. Also, I know a little bit of Spanish and that is about it. What if I can't communicate with the people wherever I am and end up stranded at a bus stop in the ghetto with no money and I can't speak the bus driver's language? Oh wait, that has already happened once.
For all you world travelers who I admire so--