"Smile at the man walking opposite you, perhaps it is the last time you will ever see him.”
My name is Huw, I'm 18 and about to embark on a solo 9 month trip to the far-flung places of the world.
I've just about got all my kit, had all my injections and completed most of the paperwork but nerves and anxieties are starting to creep in. "Have I got enough money?" is usually the biggest concern, especially with the ridiculously annoying state of the pound nowadays. I've also found the thought of 9 months without Scrubs intensely scary and I'm going to miss my guitar like crazy (....and I suppose I "should" miss friends and family a little bit too!)
I have never actually been away from my home for more than 2 weeks at a time and recent events (the Bangkok blockade and the Mumbai terrorist attack) haven't exactly inspired confidence in my parents. Nevertheless I'm unbelievably excited to be about to depart on what is to be my first trip of many and hopefully I'll be able to convey some of that excitement through my upcoming blogs!
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