It’s coming up for a year since I packed everything up and headed out on this journey. I started August 20th last year, in Reykjavik (which seems a lifetime ago) then carried on to USA, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and finally Brazil.
As I get near to my one-year-of-travelling anniversary, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to spend the second year.
This is the trouble when you leave me alone with my brain for too long; I start getting ideas.
I don’t want to carry on the same way for another year. The travelling is too tough on me, I’m not getting anything done because I am constantly on the move, I spend so much of my energy chasing after a good wifi signal and I’m rarely anywhere long enough to really connect with anybody or anything.
So for the next year, instead of moving constantly like this, I am going to pick four places and I am going to live in each of them for three months.
I have decided on my four places, but I’m not saying at this point because I am likely to change my mind along the way and don’t want everyone saying ‘oh what happened to xxxx?
The countries are not particularly close to one another, but maybe that doesn’t matter so much. I will save money on rents by taking on longer-term accommodation and anyway the proximity of a country doesn’t necessarily make cheaper air fares, as I have found to my cost (literally) in South America.
In case the photos aren’t enough of a clue, I am now in Madrid.