Oh Asia! You continue to have your way with me. In an effort to be honest, our last three places to go to for Season 8 were Brazil, Cambodia, and Thailand. As I introduced it, I was also researching and pulling for Brazil. It's a country, let alone continent I'd never traveled to before. As you all know, we've chosen Thailand.

Although I know there are experiences everywhere, I did have a minute to swallow the undigested initial "Asia, again?" Truth is, I have only been away from Asia for four months, after living there for a year. That's four consecutive Jet Set Zero challenge terms back to back.

Day by day, site by site, and each step closer to departure, I've let go of that feeling and opened myself up to the elements. Let's see what the second time has to bring.