There are a number of reasons why I want to realise my traveling plans. The idea for traveling came a number of years ago. I’ve always liked the idea to travel for a longer period. About 6 years ago I went backpacking with the train through Europe for 3 weeks. After this trip I was sure, I want to travel for a longer period. To meet new people to learn from eachother, visiting new places but also to learn a bit more about myself.
Why now? You might ask. Well, I’ve been asking myself the same question. To me, the most important thing is the feeling that I’m ready for it now. But there are other reasons. Next year, at the start of the trip I’ll be working as a consultant for 5 years. It’s a good job but it takes up a lot of my time, there are a lot of deadlines to keep, so there is always a bit of pressure. I can handle this but sometimes it’s exhausting. A break seems like a good idea. Also to figure out what I want to do the next 5 years of my life.
Another part of it is my situation. I’m not married, haven’t got kids and just renting an appartment. to be short: No real things that will keep me down! I make a decent living now so if I save as much as I can for a year I have a normal budget for a trip. See the budget posts for more on this.