Booking my next two trips
The past few days I have been sticking to my budget in order to stay on course with my trip. I have been walking around the city as well as working out at Anytime Fitness in Sai Ying Pun. I have found that if I budget my money well enough a few days a week, I can afford to buy my plane tickets to other countries.
Today I booked two trips, one to Taiwan and the other to Nepal. The Taiwan trip will go from the 16th-23rd of June. I will be staying in Taipei for a few days until Waleed gets there the 18th of June. Once he gets to Taiwan, we are meeting up with his friends in the city. I'm hoping to see some smaller villages and hiking trails on the way. Two of the more interesting places I want to see are the Sanzhi UFO Houses outside Taipei and the Tianmu Baseball Stadium. One of my goals on this trip is to see a foreign baseball game. As for the UFO houses, I had heard about them through the History Channel back home. I've always wanted to see these strange looking houses. Once I get to them, I'll write an extensive back story for those who don't know anything about these abandoned buildings in the middle of a Taiwanese jungle. My flight round-trip from HK to Taipei, Taiwan was a mere $1,002HKD or $130USD.
As for Nepal, I will be leaving Hong Kong July 3rd. My connecting flight will take me to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Once Waleed meets me in Nepal the 18th, we will head to London from Kathmandu around the 26th or so. The reason for staying in Nepal for such an extensive period of time is due to my friend Sujan being from Kathmandu Valley. He will be in Nepal the same dates as me. He will be putting me up in his family home. With Nepal being such a cheap country and my housing accommodations accounted for, this trip makes way too much sense. I know the recent earthquakes have devastated the area, but the economy needs tourists to spend money. And, Sujan being a reliable source, says the country is back to normal in terms of every day life. His knowledge of the area prompted me to book my flight for $1,378HKD or $178USD one way.
These next two trips can't come any faster. I have conquered Hong Kong in the matter of two weeks. Hong Kong is too expensive to live in without a job. Taiwan should be a bit cheaper. Nepal is one of the cheapest countries in the world, which will help with my expenses as well.