David brought up a very interesting question earlier today and I thought that I should address it. He asked why I’d write about my personal life on a blog that’s supposed to be about my multi-country vacation. While I could just focus about the vacation planning aspect and the vacation itself, it seems to me like this would ignore a big part of going away on such a long vacation.
1. In reality, there’s more to this vacation than purchasing a plane ticket and enough stuff to fill my backpack. I’m leaving everything behind; I’m leaving my job and everything that brings me comfort and security. I get to question everything and unfortunately risk messing up my relationship with David. Everyday things may seem unrelated, and they might be sometimes. But I truly feel that everything that comes between now and the moment I get on that plane has some relevance. Almost all travel logs are about current travels. Some discuss briefly the planning/purchasing part. But it seems that almost all disregard the life changes that come before, and during, all of this. I hope that this travel blog can change this a bit, and bring another perspective to traveling. I promise, things will get to be more focused on my trip and its impacts as soon as I can get started with my trip planning.
2. In this blog I will also be writing about other vacations that may come up before the big trip, as well as numerous hikes that David and I will do in order for me to get ready for my trip. Thus, intertwined with writings about my “world tour”, there will be writings about other vacations or hike plannings.