This is the bridge in the Harry Potter movies. The steam train from Fort William to Arisaig is the one in the films.
Each time I create a blog entry I intend to write a long essay about my travels. It never gets written because it takes time to upload photos and make comments. This will be another blog with tons of pictures; I think they are the best part of the blog. When I am in Poland, I might not have access to computers to upload photos, so I might get to write those long, reflective essays. I do think alot when on trains and buses, and I compose some marvelous text in my head. The only insight that I'd like to share with you right now is that I should change the term 'year off' (that describes my year) with 'year on' because every day is filled with new experiences and challenges. Transporting myself across a city or county takes a lot of concentration. New people and scenery flow in front of me and I have long periods to reflect upon life. I learn every day more things that I would pick up in a classroom. This is a great year and I appreciate every moment (even when I get lost).
I have a year to travel starting this summer of 2008. I will start in the United Kingdom, then cross to Ireland. Then I plan to go to Poland and Ukraine. Depending upon the political climate, I may venture into Turkey. In preparation, I have spent many hours reading other peoples' blogs. I wonder how my adventure will unfold?
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