:D Wahey :D everything is finally coming together. Most of the paperwork is back and it’s just a matter of tying up the loose ends. I’m getting a little bit nervous now even though there is still a while to go. I’m forever worried that I have forgotten things however many times people say that I haven’t. It’s becoming a bit of a shock to the system, coming from the routine of suit and tie and sensible breakfast every morning. Although I’ve been travelling before, I’ve not attempted anything like this and so to a certain extent it’s new territory that I am not going to realise untili i’m actually out there doing it.
It’s getting so frustrating now just waiting, waiting til that final day where I can cut all connections and disappear for a couple of years. 8O
I suppose my main aim is to learn as much as possible but I don’t think i’m going to get by without imposing some sort of impression on anyone I meet, whether it is just a overall trade of culture and tradition or on a personal basis. I can see the scariest part being the time when it finally sinks home that it is just me against the world. With nothing for miles having to rely on everything that I have learn’t over the past however long. :lol:
The most difficult thing at the moment is knowing what and how much to take. I want to cover every possible eventuality but it’s sod’s law that as soon as I decide not to take something, i’ll need it. Still, that is hopefully going to be the fun of it.
i’ve always had a great passion for the outdoors whether it’s playing football in the middle of winter in nothing but shorts or getting up and running for the hell of it at midnight. The main problem I have is that I find it hard to stick to a certain lpan or timescale, as soon as I see something or somewhere interesting, i want to go and investigate. This is the whole idea of this trip. One week I could be up to my neck in snow and ice in Russia and the next I might be walking beside paddy fields in China. Some people say that this is a bad thing :twisted: and in some cases it can be but I am hoping that it is going to work to my advantage on this trip. :wink:
Oh, anyone who has done anything like this before, please throw any suggestions my way, even at this stage, things are changing and I need as much advice as I can get. Or, just send a message to take your mind off your upcoming trip, I’m going to drive myself crazy thinking about it 24 hrs a day. I’ve listened to all my music ten times over and I need to take my mind off what’s coming up. :roll: :roll:
Oh by the way if your reading this not sure whether to try something like this or even something different, one thing I have learn’t in my limited experience is if you want to do something, get off your ass and do it. You’ll regret it so much otherwise.
ooh that sounded really philosophical, i’m impressed.
Anyway come back to me, insults, suggestions etc, anything is welcome to pass the time.
Good luck and Rock On!
Josh :D :D
Yooohooo… Didn’t know that u’ve got urself a diary??!! Esp when i log on to gy.com almost every 5 hours mwah.ahahaha.. lol! Anyway….few more hours to go Josh!!!! and nextt hing u know u’ll be over in Calais .... I’d defo say go ahead and do whatever u want! My next backpack trip to Thailand 05 will probably be just about the same thing that u’re doing!! No guidebooks or whatsoever ...just, Go Whever the Wind Blows :D i think that’s what makes backpacking more interesting. off the beaten track .. x