i alluded to my great news the other day & those of you who follow me on twitter or we’re IRL friends on facebook already know what’s up…I’M GOING TO THAILAND! obviously, it’s quite an unexpected trip (as i’m leaving in a little over a week now) but as promised, here are the gory details :)
- about a month ago, MDH said his company was sending him to thailand for a regional conference. of course, i kept doing the *wink*wink*elbow nudge*…you mean *we* are going to thailand, right? right? we both kept laughing about it knowing we just spent a lot of money & time traveling on the west coast this summer & another big trip was just out of the question.
- so, juuuuust when i got thailand out of my system & was ironically making definitive plans for pre-fashion week stuff in new york city, like the twice yearly IFB conference, MDH said, but wait…maybe it *is* possible…
- here’s the breakdown…since all his expenses are paid for AND he had this huge hotel suite he was going to be in all by his lonesome (whatta waste), all we had to do was pay for my airline ticket. prices weren’t horrible. i actually got a fare cheaper than when i went to the philippines last year. *plus* his boss thought it was a great idea that i go since she brings her husband along on trips all the time, but the final decision point was that the timing of the trip necessitated he be away on our wedding anniversary & he thought well, that ain’t right for a husband to be away from his wife on their special day…hence his business trip also becomes an AWESOME anniversary gift for me!
so, now all the plans are set in motion. first on the agenda was a visit to the ol’ travel medicine clinic to get some updated immunizations. so, in honor of thailand, guess that’s why i decided to dress all kinds of exotic-y with pretty flowy patterns & oh hey look, an elephant necklace for good measure! i’m hoping i’ll get to ride an elephant when i’m there!
now, i’ve worked my fair share in hospitals & thought for sure i was only going to have to get a hepatitis A vaccine. that’s the one you should always get or make sure your titer is adequate as it’s food-borne. unfortunately our travel nurse (who was EXCELLENT by the way…great with needles & very knowledgeable & helpful on travel-related questions…even though i go to asia often enough & felt i already knew a lot), decided we also needed a typhoid vaccine. so, i got stuck TWICE! boo hoo. as someone who usually does the stabbing on a daily basis, you can imagine this was quite a change for me…hahaha! no matter, achy arms are quite the small price to pay for a trip to thailand!!!