I'm happy to say that India, a country I casually added to my trip back in October, really turned out to be the icing on the cake.
From Jaipur, I bussed my way over to Udaipur - known as the 'Venice of India' and the most romantic city in India at that.
For two days, she brought us to awesome comedy clubs, restaurants, and local bars: a look into upper-class Mumbai that looked and felt just like home.
20 minutes into our '45 minute' boat ride, our ferry's engine died in the middle of the bay. Their solution? Pack us all onto another ferry that was already over capacity.
Solution? Another ferry! Ferry number three though, pulled us the rest of the way.
Not only did nobody ask us for money, they welcomed us! None of us could believe how different everything was compared to how the movies portrayed Mumbai slums.
Where was the misery? Where was the desperation? People seemed genuinely happy and content with their lives.
In the states, we have our Hawaii, Mexicans have their Cancun, and in India, Goa is the beach place to be!
Flying back to Dubai was a sad feeling, but I feel very content with the adventures had by the beach.
I've missed a lot back home - holidays, birthdays, music, but the experiences these past few months have altered me so much.
Has it really been four months? So hard to believe.
Four months of laughter, adventures, uncertainties, sickness, surprises, disappointments, hygienic challenges, and spiritual changes.
But what have these experiences with 154 different people from 46 countries taught me?
Well, for one thing, I've learned that there are only two types of people you encounter when you travel: those who will help you and those who will hurt you.
I've learned that first impressions can easily be wrong, but gut feelings are unmistakably right.
I've learned that the worse a hotel is the more you should sleep with the lights on because it keeps the cockroaches at bay. On that same note, I've learned to be able to fall asleep just about anywhere.
I've learned that in any country you visit, train station employees will be the most miserable people you'll ever meet; and the art of dealing with taxi drivers, that's been a good lesson, too.
I've learned that sometimes when things just don't go according to plan, it's OKAY. There's always a way around things - even if you're stuck in northern Israel during the Sabbath and you've missed the last train.
I've learned that gratitude is a universal gesture that isn't expressed nearly enough and that an extra "I appreciate it" goes a long way beyond language barriers.
I've learned that traveling alone is one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I can't imagine traveling otherwise. You meet so many people, you learn so much about yourself, and nothing is ever forced or compromised. It's the selfish but most fulfilling way to travel.
Most importantly, I've learned that there really is no cure to this thing called life.
I approached this trip hoping it would improve me - turn me into a better person, a stronger individual - and all my problems back home would somehow just disappear.
And while the things I wanted to escape from haven't changed at all, I've discovered so much about myself and what really makes me tick.
When you're in a place thousands of miles from the closest person you know, you see your raw, uninhibited personality - one without the influence of others. You simply don't care, because there's nobody around that knows you enough to judge you.
And in that time I've been able to peruse the things I like and the things I dislike from food to people to my very own personality traits.
I've attained an extra sense of self-confidence and self-assurance; to trust myself wholly because when there's no one else to turn to, I've even surprised myself at times.
To those of you who have been following my journey (and even those of you who just come for the pictures!), thanks for all of your moral support.
To those of you I met along the way, thank you for telling me your stories and sharing with me your world and companionship. I hope to cross paths with you again!
And while I'm itching to head back home for the holidays, I know it won't be long before the travel bug bites me again.
The world is so immense and I'm lucky enough to have seen so much of it already.
Next on the list? Central Asia? Southeast Asia? South America?
There's still so much left!