In 40 days I’ll be saying goodbye to NYC and embarking on a journey I’ll never forget. As the days draw nearer I’m both excited and anxious about what lies before me. I’ve been slowly gathering information, tips, contacts, gear, and visas over the past months. All that’s left are some visas and packing decisions…A few other challenges await me which I have no control over. The monsoon season in India, the political situation in Thailand, recent Maoist party rallies in Nepal, future eruptions which may delay air travel. But regardless of what happens, even if I’m flipping burgers for a bit when I return, I think it’ll all be worth it.