April 15, 2010. More than nine years ago, I wrote the first post in this blog. Nine years! I would not have imagined that back then.
This very post is the 600th post to be published. Also something I would not have imagined.
Going travelling back then was one of the most important turning points in my life. Having just been laid off, I could just as easily have applied for a new job and continued with business as usual.
The thought that I could have done that, that I could NOT have gone travelling, that thought sends cold shivers down my back. That’s the stuff to wake me from nightmares, drenched in sweat.
Fortunately I did go travelling back then. Did go to have the most interesting time of my life. Did go on the path that contributed massively to me being the person I am today.
With 45 countries and counting, I am also far from having seen enough of the world. This year in November, one of my oldest friends is getting married in Australia. And I shall attend the ceremony.
The journey there will not be a straight one though. It shall hopefully take me to slurp Ramen in the streets of Tokio, indulge in some of the world’s finest Sushi and – on the way back – experience the culinary melting pot that is Hong Kong.