(If video comes up private, please give 24 hours, in Thailand people, please work with me here.)

In preparations for this trip, I not only was dealing with the stress of finances and getting ready to embark on this journey with three strangers, but I am also in the grieving process of the death of one of my best friends. Rudi died in a motorcycle accident on June 17, 2010, but will definitely be living on in me through all my travels.