With only two days left to go in the office, this seems as good a time as any to get the blog up and running. Leaving work has come around so fast and it feels like the end of an era. There are a lot of people I am really going to miss.
Oli and I are very much getting on with the preparation, and have spent the last few weeks chucking stuff out, looking at visa forms and paying large sums of money to get poked in the arms with various inoculations. I thought I would have had all the essentials from going to Vietnam four years ago, but alas I was mistaken!
Oli has now finished his Ph.D., so we have now set our leaving Manchester date for just before my birthday, and will be leaving the country mid May. We’re already very excited for our first stop with the Robson family in Voorschoten (Netherlands) for the wonderful Emma’s birthday.
The route so far is pretty vague through Europe, although aiming to get to Turkey by taking in Croatia, Bosnia, Albania and Greece. From Turkey, the route depends on politics and visas (namely Iran and Pakistan). If that part doesn’t work out we will most likely explore Georgia and Armenia before flying from Turkey to Nepal or Thailand. At the moment, I am definitely most excited for South East Asia, but that could all change once we are on the road! Essentially, as long as we time it right, we should be following summer around the world.
Looking forward to an Easter weekend of more packing, and drinking wine with my parents. We have so little time left in Manchester after calling it home for almost eight years, we need to make the most of it!