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Not another travel blog?

I know…tedious right! Why do you want to read about what I’m doing while you’re at work? You probably don’t. To be honest this is mainly for me and the few people in my life that may care where my wife Olwen (Ollie) and I are in the world and what we’re up to.

I have a terrible memory so I decided to start documenting our recent travels on Instagram. It is a great concept and an amazing App in my humble opinion. The only factor about Social Networking that I enjoy in fact is the ability to see into peoples lives through photography. A bit ‘stalky’ I know, but I’m just being honest.

The banality of Facebook updates or Tweets seem to make me less sociable in the way that I immediately delete people who endlessly bang on about train delays, their crappy jobs or what they plan to eat for lunch nom nom nom! Sharing spiteful and pointless videos with one another or asking you to hit the ‘Like’ button if you hate Jimmy Saville. We all hate Jimmy, cancer, people who hit animals with sticks, gun crime, Arsenal F.C and Marmite. I would hope that I didn’t have to say it out loud and people would just assume.

Rant over…basically; it’s not my cup o’ tea any more. I’ve decided to try the world of blogging instead. I recognise the irony however as you have probably stumbled onto this blog via my own promotion through FB or Twitter. It’s just where everyone I know spend their online time it seems.

Again…”Why? Just get on with it!” I hear you say.

Ollie and I married last year in June 2012 and currently share a one bedroom flat in Brixton, London. We have been there for four years. I have been working shift work for the past four years, while Ollie has been living the 9-5 (8-6) ‘dream’ for even longer.

We are planning to leave the country for at least a year. The point of this trip is to just break free for a while and reassess our lives, but we both have our own reasons for it as well. We like our lives together in London. We are not bored. Life in London has a sell-by date, for me anyway. Personally I have never had any time off to travel and have waved goodbye to many friends, smugly jetting to the other side of the world to drink beer in the sun and see a temple or two for a year. Now it’s my turn!

We plan to start our travels on October 15th 2013, heading for NYC firstly and diving southwards through the rest of the countries that we encounter.

Thanks for reading if you’ve got this far down. I will try and keep this updated but, I plan to ‘unplug’ for a while when I’m away…