I have booked flights! Hurray!
although not leaving for another 7 months I thought I might as well book a ticket so I feel like I’m working towards something. So flying out on 3rd of July, a couple of nights stop off in Singapore then on to CAIRO! I love it how I change my mind about a hundred times before making a decision about going somewhere, that is why it is important to just book something. And it all works out well because my mum is going to come meet me in mid July for a month around the middle east.
So my vague plan is..around a week and a half alone in Egypt, see some old stuff, and probably head to some beach resort for sun and sand given I will be escaping the NZ winter to ridiculous hot weather in Egypt. Then I’ll meet mum and we’ll head over to Jordan, Israel, Syria (if the visas all go according to plan, damn Israel and its visa stamp ruining plans!) then on the train up to Istanbul where mum flies back home leaving me with around 2 months before meeting Rdoc (hopefully if he gets it together) in Russia. So probably head to London to visit a few people, chill out in some random eastern European countries and hopefully spend a good few weeks doing some volunteer type work in France to get my (so far very lacking) french skills up. found this great website www.helpx.net so will hopefully hook up a place in the country side and be a hippy for a month. Then Trans-siberian, through to China and then who knows! Turning into another RTW trip and hopefully I will have the funds to make it the whole way. So A LOT of saving is needed over the next 7 months and probably an extension of my credit card and overdraft….but it’s worth it, one day I will get a real job and pay it all back.
So more exciting plans to come as I procrastinate every day life for endless internet research about fun things to do