Friday, 25 July 2008

more trip thoughts

so, do i drive to genoa, take a ferry over to greece and then try and get a ferry to cyprus and then a ferry to egypt...or do i drive as far east / south east as i can and chance it through syria and turkey.....oh the dilemma's!

Sunday, 20 July 2008

jazz is over and the drive will begin!

well, last night was the final night of the 42nd montreux jazz festival. i gotta say, it's great for a few days (third year i've been here for it) but after kinda just wears on. it's nice experiencing it with people who've never if you are planning on being here next year, let me know.

no car accidents this month.

new sofa has arrived. yep. i bought a new one. how good is it? well, it's nice. the two i had previously...those will be moving into the downstairs room. i'll be able to accomodate another 4-6 people now in the house. 2 up, 2 down, 4 down-down. not bad i say. i just need to charge sleeping fees ;)

in other news...i'm in the initial stages of planning a road trip. prague? well that was fun...but wasn't far enough. no. my idea is to go flat out for 48hrs ... sure i'll stop here and there...but from here, can you figure out where i can get to in 48hrs at 120km/hr? : ) that's 5760km...

i haven't finalized dates yet...but i do have a target in mind. research into insurance is completed and that's not an issue. visas i'm researching now and routes. now i just need to decide if we'll use a production company to produce a documentary of it. similar to the long way round...

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

5 Years and Canada Day

This time, 5 years ago, I was starting my first day of work in Barnwood, Gloucestershire, England. It was only my third or fourth day in a whole new (old) world and it was the beginning of a new chapter in my life.

I had never been to europe and that had all changed.

It's interesting to look back now on how things have evolved in the past 5 years. From celebrating Canada Day on my 3 year annivesary in London to chilling out with friends and having a BBQ at the house here in Switzerland, it's been a wild ride so far.

Had you asked me 5 years ago where I thought I'd end up or what I was doing ... today was definately not where I had pictured myself.

Tonight I will continue to do what I have done for the past five years.

I will keep challenging myself with "new things" to do. I've taken up golfing. I'm absolutely crap and will be acquiring the services of a professional trainer to bestow some nice habits upon thee. This is like skiing. I don't like it but it's something different and I will keep pushing myself to take advantage of my surroundings and opportunities while I'm here.

Who knows, maybe in 5 yrs i'll be in a completely different place...

Happy Canada Day, eh.