it has now been about 2 and a half weeks, and the image of what my trip would be has already been shattered. To fully experience Asia, you need all your senses. The smells of dust, street food, and sewage. The sounds of honking horns and interesting languages. The feeling of humid air and cramped busses. The sights of gold-gilded pagodas and turquoise oceans. When I was planning my trip, I could hardly experience one of these senses. What I thought my trip would be was only one side of a six-sided cube.