A Taste of Things to Come

a trip by Matt Hassam
From: April 16th 2011
Until: May 14th 2011

With the first year of my working holiday in the UK coming to an end (and along with it the twelve-month period during which I had to enter Canada to obtain my two-year working holiday visa for that country) I had come up with the idea of flying to Toronto, getting my Canadian visa, and then embarking on a two-week holiday taking in three of the biggest and most famous cities in North America - Toronto, Chicago and New York - before heading back to the UK to set about finding a job in Scotland.

Having come to the realization, however, that spending the summer in Scotland would effectively mean missing out on summer altogether, I had belatedly (and perhaps foolishly - given the state of my finances) added an eleven-day sojourn to the Mediterranean coast of Turkey immediately after my North American trip - a decision that had been inspired by a picture of a particularly beautiful Turkish beach that I had seen in a coffee table book belonging to my landlords in York.

So after having spent no less than six months travelling around Europe over the previous three summers - but without ever having visited any other parts of the world - I suddenly found myself setting out on a four-week trip that would take me from the bright lights of North America's biggest cities, to a land I knew very little about in a seemingly forgotten corner of Asia...
Trip Length: 4 weeks
Blog Entries: 5
Photos: 181
Words: 7699

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
April 21st 2011 Rain, Hail and Snow - Welcome to Canada! North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto
April 25th 2011 Easter Weekend in the Windy City North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago
May 2nd 2011 Seven Days in the City that Never Sleeps North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan
May 7th 2011 Postcard from the Mediterranean Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Dalaman
May 13th 2011 Blue Cruise - Sailing the Turquoise Coast Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Olympos
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