Big Trip 2010 Started

by budgettravelnotes on May 7, 2010

I have to be honest and say this blog hasn’t quite materialised as I had hoped.  I have a long list of articles to write, and a whole host of destinations to write up about based on this current trip, research, and a previous trip.

Although I’ve done a long term trip before I got absolutely consumed with the amount of preparation to do before I left this time.  Before leaving the last time I only booked my flights two weeks before I left then went volunteering for three months.

For my current trip, there’s been a lot more to think about :

  • For one I’m not travelling solo which will bring it’s own adventure to the trip.
  • I had a shed load of visas to apply for in advance (well, five) and the last one all came through at the very last minute.
  • I had more to pack away than I thought I did.
  • I ended up buying some ‘toys before I left – yes I know it’s not the best to overload yourself before travelling but I like photography and it’s the price I’ll pay.

Anyway, I’m pleased to say I’ve not hit the road.  I have many historic updates to make such as how my travel plans have changed since the start (only slightly), and how my research went.

Needless to say the internet always found some interesting sites to look at but I never had time to thoroughly research them all – after all you can plan a trip too much right?

I’m currently in Oman and have been using this week with family to have some rest and relaxation and finally realise that I’ve given up the 9-5 again.  I’m not doing too much over here compared to a trip in 2009 but still have plenty to write up about the place.  I’ve also got a whole bunch of things to write about that I think can come in useful to travellers – with a tendency to lean towards the technology side of things – e.g. how to access some of the comforts of home if you want them.

In 2006 I blogged extensively and used this as my own personal ‘escape’ time to write up about destinations as I moved through them.  This is still my intention this time but it will be interesting to see how that works out when not travelling solo.

So, the real adventure starts on Monday 10th as I fly to Uzbekistan then its about 2.5 months of travel before trying to settle down in some shape or form in New Zealand for up to 12 months.

More soon….  If you have any ideas for articles you’d like to me write about, or any questions about destinations I’m hitting please drop me a note via the Budget Travel Notes Contact Page.

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