Archive for February, 2011
i am tempted ….
One more full day before I’m off … I had a “shit scared” day today … trying to talk myself down. It’s been a long time since I’ve backpacked alone and never for this long. And never with chronic and unrelenting insomnia …
Insomnia, dizziness, myofacial pain … nobody really wants to know about my problems, but I’m posting this for the sake of posterity. I’d like to look back in a month or so and see I had nothing to worry about 🙂 At least my eczema has almost cleared up 🙂
This is bigger than Tokyo. I loved Tokyo, but it was 100% safe, so I could happily get lost whilst the locals laughed and shook their head at the stupid gaijin … Moscow is simply not the same. Vitaly the friendly Russian programmer from work assures me it is safe and I have nothing to worry about as long as I’m sensible … Thanks, Vitaly, I feel fine now … regardless of the fact that rebel Chechens and Georgians, amongst other random pissed off groups often bomb the fucking trains randomly … and when they’re not bombing the trains, they’re bombing the airports.
4 days now.
This was my first post, found it … still getting used to WordPress on 4 hours sleep per night. I feel a lot better than I did back then …
“28 days to go according to my countdown timer … I am shit scared. Insomnia and dermatitis are still ruling (ruining) my life … I cannot imagine travelling overseas, especially to places like Russia whilst in a disassociated daze … my mind barely works on three/four hours sleep a night … however, I have received my visa to Russia, I have accommodation booked for the first two weeks of the trip and I’m close to finishing off the planning. Egypt looks like it’s off the list now. Unless they figure their shit out in two months, I’m missing out … hardly a big deal, really, when 100 people have lost their lives and I’m fretting about whether I can see the pyramids or not … pretty selfish and pathetic actually. I’m trying to figure out where to go instead … maybe the balkans … Morocco sounds good”.
Hundreds of dollars spent on visas for Russia and the Ukraine. This had better be worthwhile.