Wednesday, 25 August 2010

First things first.

Never Blogged before, even the name 'Blog' sends shivers of popular culture enduced, self loathing coarsing through my body. I scoffed, just like I did with Twitter and even facebook back in the day. 'Pointless' I'd proclaim. 'Who gives a shit about what this arsehole has to say' I'd bellow.

And, so without a hint of irony, or hypocracy, I present my blog. It will mainly be about the travels that me and my best gal are embarking on come january 27th when we leave for New York on a one way ticket.

The itinerary will consist of: US-Brazil-Argentina-Peru-Chile-Bolivia-South Africa-India-Bangladesh-Sri Lanka-Indonesia-Phillipines-Japan-Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Australia and finishing in New Zealand on a working Visa. The plans may and probably will change as we go round so you'll have to excuse any inconsistencies as the blogs mount up.

At the moment we are still very much in the planning phases, including applying for Visa's, renewing passports, getting our finances in order and getting all the necessary innoculations so as to avoid any tropical diseases which have an annoying tendency to mke you bleed from the eyes, and gnaw gradually away at your soft, soft flesh.

The hidden costs which we didn't factor into our overall budget are really starting to make themselves known. Injections, rucksack, passport, visa costs all contributing to what will eventually be the biggest single outlay of cash I've ever had to make.

Including tickets, before we've even left the country, it'll be in the region of about £7k. Makes me start shaking with excitement when I think about it. Although I haven't completely ruled out buying a corner sofa and matching coffee table instead.


  1. Excellent !
    J'en ai souvent rêvé, et ne l'ai fait que par petit bout...
    Bon courage pour la préparation, je suivrai attentivement tes aventures !
    Bises de France,
    Le couz Guillaume

  2. Vous partez en janvier, Gillon! Are we going to have to suffer amusing anecdotes about visa queues and the Bangladeshi embassy (trust me, it's a bit odd - get your tiger face on or you might be stared to death, grrrrr) until that day? Or is it gonna be like, "Went to the Norfolk Arms, that's a bit out of the way"? You've chosen a tall mountain to climb, my friend, inshallah it shall come to you.

  3. j'adore la cuisine de France... that's my best French that is.

    More blogging - we want more blogging.

    Enough to annoy Davies please. Pre adventure stories...


  4. Looking forward to eharing many stories involving cattle and hand guns. Do it good.