The countdown - 2 hours to go till I board

Trip Start Jan 31, 2013
Trip End Apr 17, 2013

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

So, with just over 2 hours to go before I leave the house to embark on my big adventure, I sit here and think to myself - I really should finish packing.... :)  Not sit here and  focus on setting up this blog - but for some or other reason - I feel its already begun.. This adventure already began in October 2012 - when the decision was made and the planning commenced. 2 hours research on the district line each day - to and from work, hours on the internet researching where to go, reading trip advisor. All the trips to Tottenham court road on the weekend for my millions of jabs that will hopefully keep me disease and illness free - all the purchases made along the way to equip me on my journey - all the booking made - from tours to volunteering at the elephant sanctuary. All the leaving parties where many friends and collegues were on top form - all of this is part of the whole journey...And today- I woke up singing 'happy birthday to me...happy birthday to me....happy birthday to meeeeeeee....happy birthday to me...' No - its not my birthday - but it feels better than any birthday I have ever had...(no offence friends) - but this is it... this is what I've always to do.... get up.... look around me....smell what there is to smell, see what there is to see and meet  people!!! If there is one thing that has become clear over the years is that everyone has their own story. Everyone has something beautiful and useless to share. I am bound to come across many of these people - basically....its a life experience overload... and I cannot wait to experience it and just take advantage of each and every day that I have been given the opportunity to do this. Having said all this, I should proabbaly go finish packing and also check in now.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!! Seeyou all - and I promise to load lots of pics - Karolina- I promise i will be careful - Andy - I promsie not to carry anyone else's bags - Nick - I promise not to  mingle with 5.5foot men and Marissa....mmmm...what did you say again?(Im surr eit was valuable advise....) And to everyone else that gave me advise - its all in my head - dont worry - Helen - U R MY HERO and I love you sister! See ya all!!!!!
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kate on

So cute Aqua! Your so excited. Its like its your first time overseas! My advice is watch out for those Aqua men x

mariachara13 on

You're cuter Kate - aqua boys make for such good stories though :) hahahah bye!

Helen on

Be safe and enjoy yourself!!! Can't wait to read all your updates :)

Kingo with a big dingo on

have fun Maria. B&1 have been on the phone expecting a 25% drop in revenue. Apparently they have issued a profit warning, I only say this as I know revenue and profit are the two words you will glad you do not hear for the next 3 months. Have fun and stay safe. The King

Eva on

Go get them, Maria! Have fun and if you do find yourself a nice Aussie mate - don't fight it :-).

mariachara13 on

Andy...did you REALLY just regsiter yourself as 'KINGO WITH A BIG DINGO??? That's too much!! hahahah and your absolutely right - hope B@1 go bust! That place never did me no good anyway!

kingo with a big dingo on

hahahahaha need something to amuse myself in this boring office, you obviously need not worry about boring offices. we should therefore also keep you fully updated on office activities as you will be swanning around on your Travels....

Dezzy on

I feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel the EXCITEMENT! Soak it all up girl! Xxxxxxxxxxxx

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