Matt's travel blog is a go

Thu, Oct 4, 2007 2-minute read

Well, hello. And, of course, welcome. Thanks for stopping by. I don’t know who you are, or why you happen to be looking at my wee spot ‘o’ t’Interweb, but nevertheless, thanks for being here. And for being you. Because without you, none of this would be possible. Fortunately, you *are* you, and this *is* possible, which is where we find ourselves, around about now.

What this is though, perhaps requires some definition. Alternatively it’s painfully obvious: it’s my travel blog. The _we_blog I am keeping, or, at least, endeavouring, to keep, whilst I am away travelling.

Whoops - did I jump the gun? You’re (I’m) away travelling? Yes, I am. Despite Guernsey being a fabulous place to live and work, my feet got just a little too itchy. After numerous visits to the doctor, I was pleased to hear it was nothing medical and in fact, something else entirely. It was mental. (Not in a “you crazy twat I’m going to rip your fucking head off” kind of mental way, I hasten to add.) Almost, philosophical.

It seems, though, that it’s not an altogether unusual thing - to want to go off and explore for a while - as I’m repeatedly told “you’ll meet so many people on your trip!” - which maybe takes a bit of the gloss off the whole thing. But undoubtedly there are only a handful of people who are lucky enough to be able to do it.

And I’m one of them.

Now, I do have certain things I want to get “straight”, if you will, as a part of this trip, and I’m fully anticipating immersion in a totally different way of life being one excellent way of doing that. Alternatively, a few months of glorious pacific coast surf ought to be another. Failing that, I don’t think you can really put a value on the experience. So it’s win-win, really.

So there it is. I’m Matt and I’m away travelling for awhile. Thanks for stopping by, and please, do stop by again. I’ll be updating this as often as I can. I’d love for you to keep in touch, either via the comments, the socials, or maybe you know my email address.