A Travellerspoint blog

June 2007


1 month more...

-17 °C

It was a warm night in Costa Rica, as me and some mates sat in the pool with some beers. I had just finished my first year of University, while my mates were closing in on their High School graduation. As we talked randomly about our future's, my friend Fabio advised us that he would be taking the following year off and rather than heading to University he would wander the globe with a backpack. Now the first thing you need to understand is that throughout my 3 year friendship with Fabio, I have heard many eccentric stories told. Considerring we were all relatively drunk by this point, I figured that this must have been just another one of these "Fabio Stories." Oh how I was mistaken. When I realized he was being serious, I thought "wow, that is awesome(I have always had a love for travel.)"

A few days passed and the jealousy persisted, how could Fabio be embarking on such a life changing adventure, while I would have to return back to University. Then, it clicked. If he can do it, then so can I. More time passed, and I thought of how to convince my mom that this is what I would be doing, I would be accompanying Fabio around the world for the next year. At first, she would not accept the idea, but eventually it sunk in.

Fast forward.

Here I am, in an office in Vancouver, where I have been working for the past 2 months to save money for this trip. As I sit here working on an excel spreadsheet for my boss, I look at the calendar. One month until this journey begins. The wait has been a long one, but the time has almost come. Oh, the anticipation.

I will be updating this blog constantly over the next year as we travel through Europe, Asia and Australia. So subsrcibe and enjoy!

On a curious note, Fabio and I got fortune cookies the other day. Mine said "Remember three months from this date(it was June 17, 2007.) Good things are in store for you." While Fabio's said "An enjoyable vacation is awaiting you near the mountains."

Coincidence? I guess we will wait and see..

Also, for an alternate view on our travels feel free to checkout Fabio's blog as well: www.fatherfabio.blogspot.comDSC00116.jpg

Posted by will13 10:09 Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

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