So here it is, the inevitable first post on a soon-to-be travellers blog. And I should probably talk a little about what we’re doing, where we’re going and why we’re going in the first place!
I’m Matt; six foot four inches of Welsh dyspraxic realness. I graduated with a bachelors in biochemistry about 5 years ago and have spent the majority of that time squirrelling away in a call centre. I like my job, I love my friends and family, but life just started to get dull, mundane, and I needed something, anything, to shake things up!
Opportunity knocked when my friend and soon-to-be backpacking partner-in-crime Cati announced that she would be going on a solo travelling mission. Part of me was upset that she would be going. The other 90% was incredibly jealous! This idea of giving everything up for a fresh start was exactly what I wanted. No. NEEDED! I needed something to look forward to in life. Something to wake me up from the dull snooze of the 9-5 rat race. Something that I could remember for the rest of my life.
Rather than letting this chance pass me by I asked Cati if I could go with her. Well, asked isn’t the right word. Shouted at in desperation is probably more appropriate! Thankfully she was keen for a companion on her journey, and I was given a reason to get out of bed in the morning again!
So here we are. In a few short weeks we’ll begin our journey in Bangkok! God help us, and God help Southeast Asia!