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Old 01-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Trying to convince DH

Hi all,
We are considering the ABD Jewels of Southeast Asia tour for January 2014 (adult only departure). We are a childless couple and I am a huge Disney addict, DH not so much. He wants to do this region of the world, but is not sure about all the "arts and crafts" as he puts it--meaning the paper lantern making, the mask painting, water puppet theatre, etc.
These are the things I am looking forward to enjoying! I want to engage with locals, not just stay in an touristic bubble.

I have forwarded to him the thread about the worth of ABD and that might help--he loves his luxury--just hates paying for it!

Any advice or insights?
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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I was going to recommend you point him towards that thread, so you're good on that.

I agree with you, that's the kind of stuff I enjoy about the ABD's, also. Meeting people, doing activities, learning about customs are a lot of the appeal, and one of the things ABD excels at.

You get what you pay for!

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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On our ABD in Australia, nobody "had" to participate in the crafts, but most people wanted to. There were actually mostly older adults/teens on our trip, so I'm sure being 2 adults you won't feel uncomfortable at all. One example was, there was a bike riding activity, and not everyone could do it or wanted to do it - no problem at all. Those who opted out met up with the rest of the group afterward. It's just such a wonderful group to tour with, and I'm sure you will have the best time. I look at so many of the trips, but the one you mention looks A-mazing!!!
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