23 October 2013

Fear? A step into the unknown.

As I'm finishing the last paperwork before my departure, a lot of thoughts and questions are currently running through my mind.

Where will I go? What will I do? Will I be happy finally doing what I was longing for? Will I make a lot of knew friends? Will I miss "home"? Will I be lonely?

It's not that I'm travelling for the first time. I've been there, exploring unknown territories and cultures, meeting people and making friends along the way. And I do know once you've started the journey, your insecurities and second thoughts are gone. I know that I will make a lot of friends, I know that I will be lonely sometimes, but I also know that I will be truly happy and smiling from the bottom of my heart. After almost 5 years, I still get that tingly feeling when I think about all the great experiences and encounters during my last trip through South America.

17 October 2013

Ready to go? Almost.

The countdown is running fast and faster. Only 7 days left at work, only 14 days in Switzerland and I'll be on the road. First destination: Brasil. (I do know it's written with a z in English, but I usually prefer local geographical names, except when they're not known to the wider public, i.e. Krung Thep Mahanakhon).

Not everything is ready for my travels yet, there is still paperwork to get done and I haven't even given a thought about packing. Slowly I'm starting to plan (quite flexibly) my first two weeks of travelling, which I intend to spend around Salvador and Bahia.