Hello from London? Australia? I don't know anymore

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by Nikomad, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Nikomad

    Nikomad Backpacker

    Hi all,

    You might have seen me posting a few items for sale, as I'm in the process of selling a bunch of stuff I've had lying around before I leave London for a couple of years trekking around the world.

    I don't really have set plans - it's mostly leave, head back to Australia to walk a few trails in Tasmania for a month or two, then go to India for 4 months of yoga and wandering around, before I head to the US to walk the CDT - after which I'm not entirely sure what I'll do, but likely the TA in NZ.

    Oh and if you're interested, here's the pack I'll be taking for my time away: https://lighterpack.com/r/3pwwjo

    Preparing to leave has been a lot harder than I expected, mostly due to saying farewell to 5 years of friendships and amazing memories - along the way I've been lucky enough to trek in some really beautiful parts of the world - and every experience has ultimately led me to my next journey - I love the freedom of trekking, the people you meet, and just waking up every day and tackling the day head on - no tube, no traffic, the only stress is self-induced, and no bloody laptop and emails!##@$

    The most common response I've had from friends when they've found out about my plans has been, 'oh wow we thought you were kidding!', followed by 'oh I wish I could do that' - to which my response is always, well you can - just get up and do it!

    I thought I'd share a few photos of the last 5 years - if anything, my hope is that they might inspire people to walk away from their corporate London life and see our amazing world before we're all too old and sitting at home watching it in 3d on our holo-tv's.

    Hornstrandir (I never get bored of Iceland)

    Alpine route - NZ

    Norway (ps I'm selling that chair!)


    "Summer" in Tasmania on the Overland trail

    Too many tourists in Norway....
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2018
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  2. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Hi and welcome, a bit late but hey ho, I'm looking at 'that tent and chair' ;)
  3. HillBelly

    HillBelly Ultralighter

    Great images. Good luck with the travels.
  4. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Good luck with it all :) And for sure we are all very grateful for your kind giveaways :geek: and bargain sales of quality items...

    But will you please get the youngster away from that edge ???

    Its giving those of us with kids the heebie - jeebies ... :eeker:
  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Great intro...welcome :thumbsup:
  6. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Welcome and enjoy your trip :)
  7. Daymoth

    Daymoth Section Hiker

    You show off I dont like you....

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  8. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Now now, @Daymoth we mustn't be rude to the nice man who has been so very generous with all his lovely things.. :angelic:

    But hmmn, to having the luxury of a 'corporate life' to walk away from...:cautious:

    One or two of us maybe have farms, teaching schedules, dependents, financial obligations, and other such tedious matters keeping us from such limitless peregrinations :rolleyes:

    Not jealous, or anything..:happy:

    Just saying :bear:
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  9. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    A life some of us can only dream off (not the corporate bit) but time and money to do a few things without constraints of dependents, illness, lack of funds etc.
    Good luck on your travels and keep safe.
  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum :)

    Enjoy your travels, sounds like a great time ahead
  11. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Hi Nikomad.:)

    Have a great time and travel safe, please keep us updated and share some more pics here. :)

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