You will be curious of how I am planning to go about this journey, well to be frank I am wondering about that too. I decided that it was going to be an unplanned experience and suddenly realized that a random project requires some serious planning to begin with. I think it is partly due to the fact that I have to figure out how to ship all my boxes from Finland to Italy to store them while I am away, and also setting up renting and so on for my flat down in Italy. But enough about this, in the end it’s a problem I have to face.
I will try to travel on a budget, getting from place to place making use of hitch-hiking internet resources, friends, friends of friends, social networks, couchsurfers and so on as far as possible. I wanna prove that good spirited people are still around, and we all would be happy to help out someone to have a great experience in places we know just out of kindness. But more importantly I want to demonstrate that great traveling is not based on money spent. I strongly believe in this so help me confirm it to all the readers!
I will pack a miminal survival kit, everything I can fit in a non oversized bag, this is my new reality. Don’t be fool it’s a hard task, I am not good in minimalistic packing. Moreover, being a photographic business I need to allocate for camera space and everything that comes with it. I am sure lots of you guys understand my ordeal.
A bag, this sounds like a spare pair of trousers, a couple of tops, a week allowance of socks and pants, a jacket, possibly that extra pair of shoes and the paramount most massively useful thing an hitch-hiker can have a towel as The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy teach. It is as exciting as it is dawnting.
I am planning to visit places in Europe. Done that I am ready to fly over the Atlantic and start in style hopefully with a stop in the Caraibbean learning how to sail, that would be a real treat. In the States I am surely hitting NY, DC, Detroit and LasVegas but filling the gaps is all down to the wind, so to speak. After this I will have a stop in Bankgok and yet again the path is down to what it will come along the way.
I have just started and I am already changing “plans”. I was suppose to work here, at the farm from where I am writing, for one month, while I am prolonging my farming spree as it is a great experience that I enjoy so much. More about this in another post.
All that said, If you guys have any leads or suggestions I am welcoming all of them so please be interactive. In theory I should have had planned ahead but I am the last-minute kind of character when it comes to certain subjects.