Ab fab Aberdeen

So I’m going to start with an apology.

In my past couple of posts I’ve been even more self-indulgent and introspective than usual.  I simply had to offload.  But you’ll be relieved to know that I’ve done all the wailing I needed to for now; my chins are back up and my practical head is back on.

Thank crap, eh!  So let’s get back to business and talk travel.

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Don’t be afraid to walk alone. Don’t be afraid to like it.

I board the bus and I greet the driver.

“Good morning,”, I say, giving him my brightest smile. 

“I’m going to Balmedie, please”.

He smiles back and then winks at me.

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Not all those who wander are lost

I receive a text message from someone I met in passing a few weeks ago.

It reads “I just wanted to tell you that you inspired me to get off my arse.   I’ve gone part time at work and intend to travel at every opportunity with my spare time.  It  feels like a  big step and in part your blog made me realise it is nothing to fear.  Thank you x”.

It seems an odd message.   It feels like it is trying to tell me something that the person is not.  

It brings to mind a travel mantra.

“Not all those who wander are lost”.

Version 2

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Passport panic!

So where was I?  Oh yes…

I’M DUE TO GET ON A FLIGHT HOME IN EIGHT HOURS’ TIME AND I HAVE NO PISSING PASSPORT.

Uttering more expletives than the beginning of Four Weddings and a Funeral I tip my room upside down one last time before resigning myself to the fact that it has gone for good.

At this point I need to get my practical head on.

I don’t have a passport.

I therefore cannot fly home in the morning.

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