Many of you have followed my blog as I detailed my first ever solo backpacking journey around Europe. I won’t lie it’s been a long drawn out affair, but an important one all the same (especially for me).
This blog was to by my journal first and everything else second. There was no delusions of grandeur when I started out. I didn’t want to make money. I just wanted to tell a story and hopefully it’s been a good one so far maybe even helpful too. Now the story is getting a new chapter and that’s about London.
Since my trip around Europe finished I’ve been living in London on my Youth Mobility Visa. A place that is the polar opposite to the country town of 1500-2000 people I grew up in many years ago. Life has been good to me here and I’ve met other great travellers, some bloggers some not and all with a story of their own.
I’ve wanted to live abroad for a long time and now that the dream is here I have embraced it with open arms. This kind of life isn’t all fun though, I’ve seen London defeat people and others thrive on it. I spent over four months living in a London hostel while trying to find a flat to move into that almost beat me. There have been some amazing moments, I got to experience snow for the first time in my life.
So along with pulling back the covers on my London existence I’ll finish up my series of posts on how much I spent backpacking Europe. I’ll also answer all of those other questions I wish I’d known before leaving Australia.
Don’t expect me to deliver you the magic answer you’ve been looking for though, that only comes once you have travelled for yourself. One thing I learnt along the way was that nobody knows you like you so don’t assume someone else’s way of travel will work for you. Use my story as stepping-stones to your own, after all an original movie is almost always better than the sequel and you don’t want to be a sequel to someone else’s movie do you?
There are travel plans a foot as well now that winter is behind me. It looks like I’ll be in Spain for the entire month of June (say Hi if you see me there) and other ideas just floating around in this big old head of mine.
Lastly a small plug for another project I’ve been working on and recently launched. With a settled routine here in the UK I’ve been able to help more and more travel bloggers with the technical side of their blogs. As a result I launched Travel Blog Support to document all of those technical questions people kept asking me. I’ve had some good feedback so far and would love to know what you all think.
Like the title says another chapter in my travel adventure has begun and I hope you’ll follow along with me.