A little familiarity before departure... (blog)

Trip Start Apr 06, 2007
Trip End Nov 18, 2007

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Friday, April 6, 2007

I never expected my first travel blog to be just a 15 minute train journey from where I (partly) grew up. I am sitting in Croydon, ten or so miles from the lil country village Woldingham on the North Downs.

It came about because I bought a ticket that cut departing on the truck too fine in regards to arrival in London Kings X so I decided to change it (losing 50% of what it cost!). Though on changing it I got muddled and bought an anger inducing day-too-early ticket. So instead of losing another small fortune I decided to take advantage of this mishap and visit my old house, lovingly named 'Keramos' (not a patch on Hapland though). I grew up here until I was 13 years old (1997) which was when my family moved back to Scotland.

It was strange walking around Woldingham as everything wasn't as spaced out as it seemed when I was a kid. For example the hike from the station was now a mere 10 minute walk and the forest was now a wood. After a walk to my old house and lunch in the chalk pit riddled woods I headed back to London.

Was a very nice start to my trip. Even had a holiday feel to it what with the shorts and T-shirt weather here (I got a little sun burnt today!).

I am off for drinks with the people I will be spending the next 7 months with now. From meeting them a few months ago I know they are a lovely bunch. And then tomorrow we leave for Dover at 9am.

Needless to say I am ridiculously excited.

Until next time...
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dxb80 on

yo man
nice wee story about you visiting your old place ....very touching ....lol ....

grantrough on

Nice one
Cool wee site here man and it sounds like you have made a good start to your journey. Hope it stays that way

bigsis.sarah on

And he's off!
This is a great idea - you better keep it updated!

mum-n-dad on

From Mum
We read your blog, and don't feel so seperated from you now. Hope you're enjoying yourself!

marzzie on

That sounds amazing! Funny how things seem much bigger when your small :) I hope you're enjoying the truck part of your trip now! The blogs a great idea! Look forward to your next entry!

p.s. we'll try get a win tonite at the quiz :)


dxb80 on

hey martin ,
hope ur enjoying your time in romania man , amazing to see your prgress... u tc ..

dxb80 on

amazing man ....!
yo bro .,.hows things man ,,, looks like uve sen loads already ... hope ur havin a great time man ...and send us more pics lol.....ill catch up with you soon ....
be safe


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