In which I do things backwards.
Probably should have prefaced the first trip post with this.
I’m travelling for four months. It goes a bit like this:
- London for a few days.
- Helsinki for 9 hours.
- Berlin for a couple of days.
- Leipzig for about 4 days.
- Berlin for a week.
- Helsinki for 10 days.
- Paris for 4 days.
- London for 2 days.
- Oxford(?) for 2 days.
- London for 1 day.
- New York for about 10 days I think.
- Cleveland for a night.
- Road trip from Cleveland to Oxford to Louisville and back, over about 10 days.
- New York for 1-2 days.
- London for a day or so.
- Helsinki for a week.
- Reykjavik for a week.
- Edinburgh for the duration of the comedy festival (about a week – ending 21st August.)
Then I’ve got free time. I may head to Leuven, Belgium, or do Paris with a friend and then follow her to Cairo. Or I might head back to Melbourne.
I’ve wanted to do this since I was a kid. Hopefully it’ll be the first of many. I’ve already managed to sell one article to The Age (on WGT in Leipzig), and hope to have many more articles, stories and novels to show for all of this. But if there’s an overarching reason for my doing this, now, just read the first post in this blog.
I’m a month into the trip as I write this, and already I think the entries and photographs are improving quite a bit: the articles tighten up and focus, and the photographs get a bit more lateral. I’m loving this, and I hope you find it entertaining and enlightening.