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Random concerns I have about this trip

in no particular order

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Will Chloe’s pollen allergy follow us all across the continent? If a kid develops a raging fever, how will I tell malaria apart from dengue, H1N1, bird flu or typhoid fever in the absence of nearby medical care? How many chicken bus rides in India would it take to make the odds of us perishing in a spectacular, fiery crash statistically significant? Will we all want to kill each other anyway, long before we get to India, after living in a series of small, single rooms with each other 24/7 for weeks on end? Will the kids still speak any French at all by the time we return? Will I have the time or motivation to keep posting updates on this blog after the trip finally gets off the ground?

What will getting to Bali—our first destination—be like, as we spend a total of 24 hours in the air plus 5 hours of stopovers at the world’s busiest airport (O’Hare, Chicago) and in the world’s most populous city (Tokyo), finally arriving in Denpasar, Bali at midnight local time, which will feel like noon to us? (Ouch.)

When people shake their heads admiringly after hearing about our upcoming trip, are they secretly thinking, “Wow, what a great idea—we should plan something like that, too,” or are they nodding and smiling while thinking, “Man—these people are completely insane”?

Posted by The Rymans 12:02 Tagged preparation

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To your last paragraph - Yes and yes - wrote something similar in my diary before the trip. Of course you're crazy but why be boring and 'normal'??! Myself I would stick to trains or cars in India - the chicken buses were too scary even for me!
Love it when a plan comes together - please please keep blogging so I can keep reading!
All love CRFS xxxx


I hope you stay motivated, because I am living vicariously through you! It is too late for us to ever do anything like this, as Emma is 13 and has become a stereotypical teen, heaping scorn on everyone word out of our mouths. Actually, she's been like that since she was two, but it has significantly increased in volume recently. I really do think what you are doing is totally cool.

by Nicky

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