Tuesday, July 14, 2015

pre-trip musings

3 more weeks to go. I'm so excited to leave that I've actually started packing 3 weeks ahead.. this has never happened before. It is getting increasingly difficult to get up and go to work everyday, partly because it is boring but mostly because the end is so close i can almost feel it! Usually I do not prep much before a trip and rarely have I actually planned the sights i want to see weeks in advance but this time I just could not resist. So much trip advisoring and travel blog reading has been indulged in and, I've even come up with a detailed budget! Just couldn't resist. I think the last time I was looking forward to a trip this badly was in 2010 prior to the very first time I set off on my own to india. Plus it has been a long while since I've done a travelling kinda trip - so the painful memories of smelly noisy dorm rooms and days on chicken busses have faded away.. only leaving behind vague memories of that thrilling feeling of exploring new places and seeing things i could never have imagined. I miss that feeling.

3 weekends to go, 22 days to go!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Well this blog has been quiet for awhile. This past year, so many ups and downs. Havent been travelling much hence not much blogging material but now big changes are afoot and I am EXCITED!!! after a year of being doctor (although I still feel very much like a med student), I am leaving the UK. Packing everything up and leaving the country that has been my home for the past 4 years. I am going to ship all my things home, and then do an overland journey that I have been dreaming off for many years now. Russia mongolia china overland and then if I still have the stamina the plan is to keep taking busses and trains until Malaysia. After that hopefully it wont be too long before I start work as a junior doctor in Malaysia... Its a big move and im essentially chucking my career through the shredder and starting from scratch all over again but hey, this feels right and it is what I need to do right now.