Hope you all enjoyed the first, informal Vlog, and thanks for the feedback. It's been kind of a quiet week for me - lots of emailing and that sort of thing, but very little worthy of blogging about. EXCEPT! One exciting thing has come out of the seemingly endless hours spent with computers, maps, notebooks and calculators, and I would like to share.
I've always said that Sydney was only a temporary end point, because that was as far as I reckoned my meagre savings would take me. I also made no secret of the fact that I wanted to go further, and if the finances were there to keep me fed and watered, I'd keep going. Unfortunately no-one has yet come in with a large cash injection for my expedition, but I did finally get round to adding up what I've spent so far versus what I've got left for the road. Assuming I can have a frugal Christmas, and a tame time in New York, I've decided I'll be at least able to finance my trip as far as Hong Kong!
It's worth taking into account that I get very bored of mathematical tasks very quickly, but I'm pretty confident on this one. My thinking is affected firstly on the fact that I know I can get guaranteed transport from Australia into SE Asia, and secondly that the cost of living will be so much cheaper than I'll have experienced previously.
I'm working on the route as we speak, but for now I can confirm is that I'll definitely be pedalling my merry way east from Bangkok into Cambodia, North into Laos and then East again through Vietnam, China and Hong Kong. The brighter sparks among you will have noticed that I'm heading in an Easterly direction, whereas my 'home' is to the West. I've also noticed this. But the places that excite me more are in the other direction, so that's that. The rest will come.
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