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Posted: 2006-05-21 23:27:34, Categories: Travel, General, Cycling, 203 words (permalink)
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

— Robert Frost, part of The Road Not Taken

In August 2005 I made a decision to travel. The trip will begin in June 2006. I have traveled before, I've even lived abroad, but this time will be different. I won't have any obligations to work or study, nor a permanent address. The tour will start in Eastern Europe and continue in Asia, and perhaps include other continents too. Details are still open, but it doesn't matter — I'll have time to figure them out on the road.

At least in the beginning, I'll travel by bicycle. If at some point I feel I've had enough of cycling, then I'll switch to more traditional backpacking. I initially plan to travel for about one year, but I don't want to commit to any specific time or route too much in advance. I have more detailed plans for the first month or two, more about that later.

This blog will be used to post my travel news and other random thoughts.

4 comments

Comment from: Lauri Anton [Visitor]
If Estonia and Tartu will fit into your plans, then step in to EENet, which office is on the city square of Tartu, just next to the Tourist Information. Maybe we can have a beer or two :-) Good luck!
2006-05-23 @ 17:15
Comment from: Ilja Livenson [Visitor]
Or if Estonia/Tallinn combination will occur you should consider having a beer degustation with us :)
2006-05-23 @ 18:10
Comment from: [Member]
Thanks for the invitations! I’ll start my trip by taking a ferry to Tallinn and Tartu is on the route too. However, I haven’t planned to stop in Tallinn, partly because I’ve been there many times and mainly because I unfortunately won’t have very much time to spend in Estonia. I have a year to spend so I shouldn’t be in a hurry, but two Finnish cyclist friends of mine Mikko and Sami will fly to Riga on June 22nd to join me for three weeks. So I’m again stuck with a deadline, it’s so difficult to get rid of schedules. ;) I haven’t bought any tickets yet, but I’ll probably leave on Wed 14th (there’s an event on the night before in Helsinki I’d still like to attend). That means I might arrive in Tartu during the weekend when the EENet office is probably not open - but it’s even better time for the beer. :)
2006-05-24 @ 02:21
Comment from: Hans [Visitor]
Nice color variation. Really well done webpage. I think i’ll visit it later! ;)
2006-05-26 @ 09:41

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