The trip that started this blog
I’ve always kept a journal when I’ve gone travelling, a paper one, which I wrote at the end of every day, these journals have remained private, sitting on my bookshelves in between the travel guides. In March 2016 I sold my house (I didn’t want the hassle of worrying about the house while I was away) and most of my possessions because I wanted to complete my bucket list of countries to visit. I had 10 left on my list, India, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico and Iceland. Although I ended up visiting 14, adding Belize, Panama, USA and France. The trip took 105 days, which is where this blog gets it’s name, and as I didn’t want to lug around a heavy paper journal to record my experiences I decided to write and publish a blog. On my 105 day trip I wrote every day as I had a very busy itinerary, this changed to roughly once a week after the initial trip, but I decided to keep the original blog name. I have provided a list of the countries and the places, I have written about on this blog and the airline list is just for fun.
When my 105 day trip ended in July 2016 my original plan was to go to Asia and spend time exploring the countries I haven’t been to in the region. However, when I was in Boston, (to fly to Iceland), I was reminded of how much I love the American lifestyle, so I decided to go to Los Angeles, (LA). I spent the last three months of 2016 in LA. I did go to Asia, in January 2017, I lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a year, and while I was there I visited, South Korea, Japan, The Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore.
When a family member became ill I decided to move to Europe so I would be able to visit the UK more easily. In January 2018 I moved to Lisbon, Portugal, I am still here and my plan is to stay here. I had travelled to 22 countries in 18 months and I was a little tired of hanging around in, often awful, airports so the only travelling I have one for the last year or so has been to the UK or exploring Portugal.
You won’t find travel tips, or advice on the best places to stay or eat on this site. It’s my personal account of what I see and do. It will give you a flavour of the places I visit, which I hope will inspire you to have your own travel adventures.
I have a big birthday this year and as part of the month long celebrations I am visiting 4 new countries in Europe, so if you are fed up of reading about Portugal, and why would you, this country is amazing!, there will be some new countries to read about soon.