Look at my husband. Ain't he the cutest?
Sure, he seems unassuming in his plaid-pattern mixing (don't worry, he doesn't leave the house like this) snacking on his saltine cracker. But little did you know that Jason takes his status as an ISFJ (Meyers-Briggs... have you taken it? It will reveal the multitudes Whitman talked about) and uses it to great advantage.
Jason has planned a super-rad trip for the two of us from here to Malaysia, then island hopping up to Phuket (PS Potty-mouths... that's pronounced Poo-Ket. Not... the thing you're thinking). "Planning a trip? Easy Peasy!" you may be thinking. Not this trip, friends! Oh, no!
Here is our trip in numbers, according to Jason's major J-induced planning ("J" stands for "Judging" on the Meyers-Briggs. It doesn't mean he's a bigot, it just means he thinks there's a right way to do things, and feels comforted by planning).
1: number of nights we'll stay in each hostel en route to Phuket
3: number of ferries we'll be taking between Thai islands
4: the subway line we'll be taking to get to Beijing South train station
12: approximate check-in time at our first hostel in Kuala Lumpur (as in midnight)
24: number of pages of Jason's homemade itinerary/travel guide to Kuala Lumpur and southern Thailand
30: amount of minutes it will take to get from Beijing to Tian Jin via bullet train
1200: approximate amount of RMB saved by taking a flight from Tian Jin to Kuala Lumpur rather than flying directly from Beijing (yay, Air Asia!)
I'm so excited! Thai iced tea! Ocean! Curries galore! Ocean! Warm weather! Cheap coffee! OCEAN! Did I mention I love the ocean?
Beijing, I think we're close enough friends for me to be brutally honest with you and tell you that I will NOT miss you at all while I'm basking in the glorious sunshine and soaking up all that good Thai hospitality. Sorry... but not really.
A flood of gorgeous, scenic photos forthcoming!