Going on a Solo Trip to Southeast Asia

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by meeruf, Jul 10, 2015.

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    1. meeruf
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      meeruf Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diving
      I will not be one of those who come here when something is wrong, then leave when everything is fine again. Making the illusion that no one ever gets better. I will keep posting my positive stories. I got so much help from this forum in the beginning of my T career. I will do that favor back. So, here we go! :cool:

      I went on a road trip to Amsterdam this weekend. It was very successful. No problems with my ears or my chronic pain issues. Actually it got better. I kind of got distracted with alcohol, girls, talking, see new things etc. And, when my ears could handle a 20 hour car trip with a friend that never shuts up. They can handle 12 hour flight trip too. :LOL:

      Yesterday I ordered flight tickets to my favorite place on earth, Thailand! I will go 12th of September, and stay until 28th of September. My goal is to continue exploring this amazing land and culture. I will stay some days in Bangkok. Then go to Udon Thani, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. There is something special about Thailand. When you go home from your first trip to Thailand, you don't really go home. I part of your heart stays behind, waiting for you to come back.

      That special place in my heart is yelling quite loud now. I'm ready to go back. This is a huge win for me. I had a long time I thought my life never would be normal again, and that traveling to places like Thailand would never happen again. It really broke my heart.

      I will have some strict rules tho. I will use ear plugs in bars, nightclubs, busy loud Bangkok streets etc. I will stay away from some types of street food. My stomach is a sensitive peace of shit. Every time I try something a little exotic I end up with diarrhea.

      I will talk with my GP doctor and ask for some anti-anxiety / sedative pills for the long flight trip. Just in case some really bad stuff should happen with my ears. :cry:


      I will post pictures and videos in this threat, for you to enjoy. Just 2 months left. Stay tuned! :thankyousign:

      Some pictures from my last trip to Thailand, just before I got tinnitus. Oh, I miss it so much! 774385_10152175559666917_297112854_o.jpg 774484_10152175544326917_1656780690_o.jpg 964873_10152236376986917_2114128677_o.jpg 976077_10152175550586917_1589385659_o.jpg 980179_10152175550516917_1941192690_o.jpg 995930_10152175559216917_1518853302_n.jpg 1008810_10152190850451917_840679519_o.jpg 1011469_10152175543951917_655461970_n.jpg 1071468_10152179853556917_1642240441_o.jpg 1073695_10152190854186917_1209995324_o.jpg 1078692_10152190853651917_1256438350_o.jpg 1074068_10152175559466917_619662867_o.jpg 1075311_10152190853026917_1055294032_o.jpg
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    2. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Wow great! I've seen on the forum what you've been trought, and it's great to see that you enjoy life like all of us should!!

      In fact i sooo want to travel like you ( but i'm studiying so maybe in a few years :p )

      I'm sure it will be okay, you seem careful. How is your hearing now?

      Enjoy your trip it seems awesome!! :D
       
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    3. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Wow, beautiful beautiful photos @meeruf, thanks for sharing. You have such a strong spirit. I love that you took so many photos of people vs. scenery. Scenery is lovely -- but it is the people that make a place special. I predict you will have a safe and happy voyage in September back to one of your favorite places, and will feel so wonderful when it is over.
       
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    4. billie48
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      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Wow, nice pictures and glad that you are so adventurous and willing to share with us your adventures. We need people like you on TT who came initially with immense suffering and then proving to all that T is not an end game, and that there is so much to live for and enjoy in life. Good life can be back. That is a positive message indeed. Enjoy your trip.
       
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    5. meeruf
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      meeruf Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diving
      Hearing has been pretty good the last months. The T is still there, but I'm amazed how little I care. To be honest, I almost never think of it anymore, in a negative way. It's just there.

      This summer I have been doing alot of stuff. Have been in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland and Poland, and some inside trips around in Norway because of family reunions and a wedding. I have started to go out in nightclubs again. (Still only possible with some alcohol, seems like the alcohol numbs my ears a little in loud enviroments.) No spikes the day after, only the good old headache. :p

      Just 14 more days now, and I'm off to Thailand. :)
       
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    6. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      With ear plugs I presume?
       
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    7. meeruf
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      meeruf Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diving
      Only if I'm inside a club with loud music or at the dance floor near the speakers. Sometimes in bars too. I actually find it easier to hear what people say with plugged ears. So, why not..?? :p
       
    8. newarrior

      newarrior Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/1996
      I have been to SE Asia many times...For months at a time,,,My big concerns are loud noise/protecting my ears, acid reflux stray dogs, bad ankle and finding work:) How do you add photos to your post ?
       
    9. newarrior

      newarrior Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/1996
      SE Asia and Thailand are my obsessions also...I have made 4x trips there, one to the Philipines and one to Vietnam..My last 2 trips were almost 3 months each..Same as you--_ I dread noise, things that will trigger my acid reflux and stray dogs ! Please stay in touch ! I about to do trip #5 in a few weeks !
       

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