What’s better, imagining the world or touching it, tasting it and seeing it with your own eyes?
Our father has always had the dream of doing a trip around the world, and since we have been little he has transmitted to us his adventurous spirit.
It can seem really nice to say: ‘we are taking a year off to see the world’ and everyone may say it’s something marvelous that they’d love to do, but how many people actually do it?
The intention of this blog is to record our personal experiences as we prepare for and implement our trip around the world. This project has many significances and implications, different meanings and even varied purposes for each participant. And with participants, I mean both the team sharing this experience with me, but also those that will follow us from wherever they are – friends, family, colleagues, people we know and new friends we will meet as our travel commences.
Our team of 6 will see, hear, smell and touch with 6 different sets of senses, form different impressions and thus have different stories to tell. Accordingly, I expect that the blog will naturally develop in different directions as time passes – maybe divided into sections of special interest to each individual. Time will tell.
It is, however, my intention that this will develop into a platform for dialogue where we may express both factual descriptions, write about excitements and emotions and happiness, and even from time to time air frustrations when the going get tuff or impressions are strong. It is our intention to report what we learn and illustrate our stories with anecdotes, photos and brief videos and maybe even add an interview or two when time comes.
We also very much invite other casual visitors to participate in this evolving venture, maybe with comments, questions or simply a brief hello along the way!
It just entered my mind that we, by the way, are looking for a temporary home for our charming and trustworthy German Shepherd “Chief” – an excellent friend who is always ready for activity! This is his photo!
We will depart the last week of June, 2011. We think the timing is good considering the academic year and since it is just before the vacation time in Europe.
With this our blog is launched – welcome to participate in El World Trip!