I am pleased to say that today was my last day at work. 18 days until I leave now.
I think the reality of the fact that I am leaving for 13 months will set in within the next week b/c until now my routine has not been affected. It doesn’t seem like I have that much left to do except a few more reservations and getting everything organized. oh yeah and boxing up all of my possessions that I’m not taking before I leave. Then all the stuff that I forgot about will be remembered and I will have plenty to do, fact of travel.
So as of now I have:
My car reserved for New Zealand
My New Years stay in Sydney booked
Australia WH Visa
A few other key hostel reservations (first point of entry etc)
Purchased every major need for tip (backpack, charging devices, clothing etc)
It seems unreal that certain things I am going to be doing on the trip cannot be booked for months yet (eg: Inca Trail) and that I’m not even planning specifics for anything after Australia pre-trip (entire South Africa and South America legs) I guess that’s part of the realization that this is a long trip unlike anything I’ve done before. Makes those month long European vacations seem like a day trip.
That’s all for now, just thought I’d post an update on here.
Not long to go now and I can’t wait to be on the road!