Have you ever played the close your eyes, spin a globe and stop it with your finger game? The rules are pretty much self explanatory and where you land you travel to.  Well I played it...

Unfortunately I landed in the middle of The Pacific Ocean and didn't fancy a year in a boat so I plumped for a slightly less random approach and decided South Korea sounded like a reasonable option (why not?).  The aim is to teach a bit of English there for a year.  Currently I quite enjoy a good cycle so after reading about a guy who cycled home from Siberia, I figured why not cycle to South Korea.  I'm no great cyclist, or adventurer for that matter, but saw a great opportunity to see some of the world and to hopefully improve on the bike and the adventuring a bit along the way.

The idea was conceived back in June and since then I have been gradually planning my journey.  A few pound sterling later, I have a bike and most of the rest of my kit.  I have a gps with a map of the world on it, a plan for obtaining necessary visas, an appointment to have multiple needles stuck in my arm, a few phrases in a few different languages and now a website to let folk know I'm still alive!  

What could possibly go wrong?

Paul
7/12/2010 05:27:18 pm

Can't believe you're actually doing it! Don't know if I'm impressed or worried! But wish and pray the best for you. Would love to pop in and say hi along the way - but coordinating that seems unlikely! Will look forward to the return journey via New Zealand! Go for it, and enjoy the different experiences and cultures along the way!!

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7/12/2010 09:13:48 pm

Love it Chris. I enjoyed blogging on my roadtrip, but found that sometimes I just couldn't be bothered - realise that people back home will expect you to update all the time!

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15/2/2011 06:38:35 pm

Great Chris, well done sorry to have missed your start, i was off hillwalking that morning weather could have been better.

Will keep in touch, all going well here.

Best wishes

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11/7/2012 04:34:24 pm

Great blog post, thanks for posting this.

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