A long over due update. I’ve been in Lisbon, Portugal since January of this year, the move here was based on my decision to move nearer the UK to make regular visits to a relative in residential care. I have found somewhere to live in the city centre and I am learning Portuguese. I plan to spend the rest of this year exploring Lisbon and the rest of Portugal, there is so much to do and see here, it will actually take longer than this, however one has to start somewhere.
A new year and so time to do a bit of updating. This blog’s name comes from a trip I did in 2016 which was 105 days long. During that trip I recorded the modes of transport I used, number of flights I took -28, the number of hotels I stayed in -44, and number of countries I visited-14. See 31 July 2016 for more detail. Regular readers will see I have taken this detail off the header on the front page because it is no longer relevant.
I have now added a list of the countries that I have written about on this blog, and will update as appropriate. I put the list of airlines on as part of the recording of the 105 day trip, I am keeping this and will update as I use a new airline.
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.
So my new year starts in Malaysia, I have no idea where I will be when it ends, I hope you enjoy my journey.
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, to find somewhere to settle. When I started this blog in April 2016 what I didn’t mention was that in March 2016 I sold my house because I didn’t want the responsibility while I was travelling. I sold the house and everything in it, apart from possessions I couldn’t part with: old photos; concert/theatre programmes; my travel books and journals; a teddy bear I’ve had since I was born; etc. etc.
When I got to 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 and if you read my blog you will know what happened there.
On my 105 day trip I wrote about every day as it was a very busy itinerary, the LA trip was very different and so I only wrote something about once a week. I decided to keep the blog name because it was the easy option.
April 2016- The trip that started this blog
I’ve always kept a journal when I’ve gone travelling, a paper one, which I write at the end of every day, these journals have remained private, sitting on my bookshelves in between the travel guides. This trip is 105 days and I didn’t want to lug around a heavy paper journal big enough to record my experiences so I decided to write a blog. My sister and some of my friends are keen to know where I am and what I am up to and this blog is an easy way for them to do this, as well as being my record of what on I do this trip. I’m a private person so it’s going to be interesting for me sharing my trip with you…