Sunday, 20 June 2010

On reading, reading, reading, and never quite getting around to writing...

I am an avid blog reader. Avid. My google reader has a long, long list of blogs that I struggle to keep up with. Of these, over half are travel blogs. They have inspired me to use my travelling time more wisely, encouraged me to visit places I hadn't previously considered, and even made me jealous with their year-long (or longer!) non-stop travel adventures.
I probably spend more time per week planning/dreaming/browsing travel than anything else. Having read so much over the past few years, giving a bit back by writing about my own experiences seems a good way to go. Actually doing it is a lot harder...

But I'm determined to go it a go. I consider myself (un)fortunate in equal measures. Unlike many of the blogs I read, and adore, I'm not in a position to take a whole year or longer out of work to travel continuously. This is partly financial, and partly because I'd find it very difficult to start back where I left off on my return.

However, I am blessed with a lot of time each year to travel - I get great holidays, many weeks each year, with which to head off. Of course, finanically this carries its own difficulties - flights cost a lot more when flying in and out of places, often long-haul, multiple times a year, rather than heading from one place to the next nearest country. It's perhaps not ideal forever, but for the moment, with the help of advice, and good flight search engines (!), it's working out okay.

The aim of this blog is to show that even without the RTW trip, it's still possible to see the world on a pretty small budget...

So, with a renewed commitment to write, where are we off to first? Well, let's backtrack a couple of months and visit Egypt, then we'll head off to Rome, and then...

Well, let's see!

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