T minus 48 days

June 19th. It all begins then.

It’s been a dream of mine to travel the world for as long as I can remember. I’ve had many a beer with friends, strangers and passers by where at some point, the topic of conversation will change to travelling and inevitably, I’d say something like “I want to travel the world and see it all”. Then, I will immediately carry on with my life and do nothing about this dream.

I also recall a conversation I once had with a colleague who asked me what my ‘thing’ is. Some guys answered with responses like sport, and the like. I clearly remember at the time being quite concerned that I didn’t have a ‘thing’. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. I live to travel. In fact, I can’t remember a day where I don’t randomly Google some strange place to see and explore.

It all starts on the 19th of June. The resignation is in and the planning is underway.

In the spirit of trying something new, i’m going to try and document my journey, both from the beginning planning phase through to the adventure itself. I’ll still send postcards, because i’m weird like that though 🙂

If you’re reading this, I hope you enjoy my random posts. At the least, I hope it brings a smile to your faces and possibly even motivates someone out there to go and see something new, eat something different, and explore something strange.

11 thoughts on “T minus 48 days

  1. Hi Dinks

    You don’t know me but I play golf with you Aunt Sybil and look forward to reading your adventures. Fantastic to hear you are living your dream. I like the fact that you will also use snail mail by sending postcards. I belong to Postcrossing and send and receive postcards from around the world. I enjoy googling places depicted on cards I receive.

    Bon Voyage and Happy Landings

    Regards
    Di Powell
    Pietermaritzburg

  2. Hi Di

    Thanks for the message- really hope you enjoy the blog!

    I love sending postcards, Jack and Tom are my biggest postcard recipients!

    Thanks again for the kind message!

    Marc

  3. Happy travels! I’m off to my adventure in 6 days where I will explore the world and visit new and old places. Maybe I’ll see you around one day! Looking forward to follow your journey 🙂

  4. Hi there Marc! I will be starting with Iceland for the summer and then I am not sure… Might be Europe or the United States. Will see. I might do as the “Diceman” did back in the days (an old tv travel show) and let the dice decide 🙂 Just started to read your blog, what a story! And you where are you off to?

  5. Sounds like a super plan! I am planning on starting in Russia and working my way clockwise around the world. Can’t wait to get onto a plane now! Safe Travels!

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