I love the salt beef bagels with the sinus-singeing mustard from the yellow shop on Brick Street (which you’ll taste again if you sneeze), and I also love the clock rooms in the British Museum, and the poet Thomas Chatterton whose portraits are scattered around the capital.
I think people live their lives too quickly. Dinner can be delivered to your door in thirty minutes. Our trains are getting faster. We go to university and then into a career without any opportunity to exhale. Sometimes it’s nice to walk the long way home.
So I leave my job in July with £6,500 in my pocket and all of planet earth to explore.
UPDATE JUNE 2015: I am living and working on Koh Tao as a divemaster. I can’t decide whether I like this island or not. It’s kinda like the time I put strawberry syrup in a cup of tea, except with dirty beaches and rude tourists. Either way, I’m earning enough to support myself AND save for more travelling, while enjoying cheap iced tea, so I suppose life is pretty great.