Well, I’m on my way out of New Zealand. The plan I set out to accomplish is half complete. I told my self that along with journey, if I met some cool people and they where headed to interesting places in the world I would go visit and travel with them. I am going to make sure I hold myself to this thought and have decided to do a wacky travel itinerary over the next 3-4 months.
Luckily I have been getting pretty consistent design work, which is allowing me to fund this bit of insanity travel. My upcoming months are unfolding something like this:
Tuesday, 23 March 2010: Fly to Sydney, Australia. I am going to stay here for a 5 days. The plan is to find a hostel, and a storage unit near this hostel. I will drop off my stupidly large surf board coffin bag, my roller luggage and one backpack and store it for the duration of this travel. I will repack my camera backpack and a small duffel bag to travel light.
Later in the week I am off to Thailand! I am visiting the first contact I had in New Zealand and a guy that has become a great friend, Scotty Staples. He has been traveling in Thailand for a month now and is scheduled for another month and a half. We plan to head north into the mountains….stay tuned for the posts from the land of Thai!
After a month in South East Asia, I fly back to Sydney for 3 days. I am repacking and flying out to Peru for the month of May. I will have a birthday in South America! I am heading there to visit my old friend from San Diego, Bethany Lukens. She is traveling with her good friend Geneva Brion and they are both visiting a friend in the US Peace Corps….this will be my second visit to a PCV in an exotic location! On this leg I have a 24 hour layover in LA, so I might actually get to hang with friends there…and break up the ridiculous flight. This will also make it so that I have set foot on every continent, minus Antarctica.
On may 30th I head back from Peru to Sydney for 2 days. Repack once more, and head to Indonesia. This leg of the trip is for work, and hopefully a consulting position as a factory liaison for a US based company that produces gloves. I will also attend a wedding in Bali…really! This is quite a few months off, so details are still sketchy, we will see what happens.
I hope all of you that have been reading and commenting continue to do so, it feels great knowing that you are behind me, and I can share some of the amazing places on the planet with you. Thanks for all the kind words and support. I love hearing from you, and it helps me continue to drive this commitment to the plan I set forth so many years ago.
I miss you all, and can’t wait to come back and visit!