There is no back up plan!

It’s been a while hasn’t it?  It’s nice to be back.  My brain is slowly dissolving, I’d like to gain it back.  I let my mind wander to where my heart longs to be – away, somewhere, anywhere.  Anywhere but here.

Time lapse –

‘Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th March 2015 – Airbound.  Somewhere en route to Guangzhou

Just watched Gone Girl.  What a creepy movie.  Where do people get these ideas from?

It dawned on me that actually, this may be one of the first times I am arriving in an unknown country with absolutely no plan.

It was not I who booked the hotel.  It was not I who arranged the airport pick up.  What at first felt like a relief (finally someone else making the decisions) now feels a little bit like a nightmare.


There is no tour operator.  There is no back up number.  I don’t even have a phone number.  Pure stupidity.

Anyway, I guess this is the real test.

‘Are you a real backpacker?’ John asked me.  ‘Probably not’ I replied, ‘I’m sure a real backpacker wouldn’t call me one.’

There is one more leg to go.  I didn’t even bring my Cambodia guide book.  It didn’t make the cull.  What a stupid idea that was.

Whilst the idea of safety in numbers is tempting, I am reminded of why I am the way I am.

Estas sola?‘  Si.  Always.  Because I will never let myself down.

Still, I want L to just be there.  Mysteriously and miraculously.  I don’t want to be sola for this.  I want a partner in crime.  Someone to bounce ideas off and be stupid with.

Come on L.  Hurry up and get here already.

I am afraid.  Yes, that is the truth.  But I will be fine.  It will all work out.’

And hey, guess what folks?  It totally did.



  1. anna

    Sola is the best waY to travel! You go girl!

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