Like any holiday, when you go traveling you have a lot to look forward to. For me though, its not just the obvious things that I’m looking forward to, like warm weather and so on, but there’s a number of more unusual things that I am looking forward to equally as much.
I’ve flown plenty of times before, but the longest flight have ever been is about 8 hours. We’ve got plenty lined up for this trip, with three flights over 11 hours. By the end of it I will no doubt be sick of flying, but never the less, its a good experience to have, and I’m really looking forward to having a Bejewelled marathon with Arthur. I’ve always liked a bit of endurance!
The Bolivian salt Flats are an amazing site to behold, so it is exciting enough that I will have the opportunity to visit them, but one thing that excites me even more is the potential to take some really fun and inventive optical illusion pics. The sort where you make small things look really big or the opposite.
If you don’t know what I mean, just do a quick google of Bolivian Salt Flats and some should appear. If you have any good ideas for a funny or clever photo, be sure to let me know!
Its bound to happen at some point. We are three young guys, we’re not that great with languages, and we haven’t done anything much like this before, so its inevitable that at one point or another we will turn up somewhere without a clue where we are. I don’t know why, but for some reason I am looking forward to this. I suppose it adds to the whole experience.
As I have said before, in both New Zealand & Australia we will probably be hiring a camper van. This is one of the things I am looking forward to the most throughout the whole trip! I think that driving through the New Zealand country side will be an amazing experience with some awesome scenery. We will also be in complete control. If we only want to do 10 miles one day, that’s fine. If we want to do 100 miles, that’s fine too! We can travel as little or as much as we want. Complete freedom.
Example Number One: England to Brazil. As I type it is -3 Degrees Celsius here, and the ground is covered in snow. By the time we leave in February it will most likely be even colder, so the Brazil heat will take a few days to adjust to!
Example Number Two: Living With Only The Essentials. Everything I need to live will be carried on my back. Obviously, this makes taking my beloved iMac a bit impractical, as well as many of the other items I use and take for granted everyday.
Example Number Three: Having To Buy Sensible Trousers. Yes, I know this sounds strange, but any one who knows me will tell you I live in shorts! I own one pair of jeans, and some tracksuit bottoms for running, but other than that its all shorts. I was even wearing shorts yesterday in the snow!
And the list could go on. All of these things, plus many more will require us to adapt. I look forward to seeing how easily we do , and how long it takes us, but what ever happens, I am sure by the time we come back we will be ready for anything.
So far we have done everything ourselves. Ok, so I have to give my Dad some credit for helping us out everynow and again, but overall it has all been the three of us through regular meetings and planning sessions. At the end of the trip it will be a great feeling to look back and see that all of our hard work, planning and research paid off!
It goes without saying that there is a whole heap of other things myself, Arthur and Ben are looking forward to, and I am sure once we are out there on plenty of occasions something unexpected will become a highlight of the trip, but for now, this list will have to do. 😛