Those not already in the know are probably dying to hear my plans for a year away. Well, I am not at all ashamed to disappoint you. There ARE no plans! I will see where the road takes me, following my nose, or my heart, or my stomach, depending on how hungry/tired/mischevious I feel at a given moment. I have but three simple guidelines:
- I would like to visit South America, Antarctica and Africa
- I want to do it by land and sea – NO flying
- I will be environmentally conscious
So. Might be I end up back in Whistler in 3 months without a dime to my name but having newly contracted syphilis. Or might be that this blog becomes outrageously popular and I end up traveling the world forever, peddling tall tales of my adventures like all the great explorers.
Do you want to know my favourite thing about the greatest (/most celebrated) explorers? THEY WERE ALL MASSIVE LIARS! They made up the most ridiculous stories, mostly so rich fools would continue funding their expeditions. Cheeky! Admirable though, in a way. I intend to emulate them. This will be a semi-autobiographical blog about my exploits around the globe, likely with more than just a sprinkling of exaggeration and at least a few outright lies.
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Soundtrack: Iron & Wine – Boy With A Coin
4 thoughts on “An Introduction”
You should post a list of things you’ll do for various donation amounts. Like $10 = eat a weird local delicacy. $150 = get a tattoo of that country’s flag on your forehead, &c.
Great idea, I think I’ll use that!
By the way, I tried to find you a postcard in Monticello. Unfortunately no luck, but I bet you don’t have a postcard from the cornfields of Iowa in your collection!
My brother-in-law is from Guatemala, and I may be able to help you find people to stay with. I also have a friend in Colombia that would be more than happy to have you stay with his family. I also have a couple of friends who used to be in the Peace Corps that could hook you up with people in Central America. Let me know!
PS I love that you include the soundtrack. It’s so live journal :)
Thanks for the comments Calee! Glad to know this is interesting to people outside my own circle! I’m traveling with a friend for the next few weeks and we are heading to Guatemala next and Colombia is also definitely a place I want to see! I’m sending you a message on FB, hope that’s ok!