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quit work, 2 1/2 weeks to go

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

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!