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Packing in your job and travelling, why not!!!

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21. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting anglosurma

On this site i feel like a muslim in mecca, im of to Oz Also july 3rd for 6-12 months on my tod,

Hi anglosurma

That's an interesting analogy. I'm an anglo-saxon Australian. There's quite a significant Muslim population down under. If that's what you are looking for, then you're best to head to the bigger cities like Sydney & Melbourne.

Cheers
Wocca

22. Posted by IainOB1 (Budding Member 30 posts) 11y

Although we state that we are packing in our work or lives to head off, I'm beginning to see that in reality we aren't packing in, but are moving our lives on. The journey has just changed direction or has changed emphasis. Maybe life has just taken on a different meaning for us. Packing in gives a sense of closure, were as in reality it's more like the beginning or the next stage or part of our natural progression of us, and who we are. If we see our jobs and our lives at home as part of the travelling process (as it that part that has probably funded our ‘next trip’ or the ‘Packedin’ experience), then we would never have to pack in again.
Hope it makes sense
iain

23. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Quoting anglosurma

On this site i feel like a muslim in mecca, im of to Oz Also july 3rd for 6-12 months on my tod,

Hi anglosurma

That's an interesting analogy. I'm an anglo-saxon Australian. There's quite a significant Muslim population down under. If that's what you are looking for, then you're best to head to the bigger cities like Sydney & Melbourne.

Cheers
Wocca

Sorry buddy im not a muslim im a christian just meant i feel how i suppose a muslim would feel in mecca

but thanks anyway

24. Posted by IainOB1 (Budding Member 30 posts) 11y

I'm finding the process of sliming down on what I buy and what I own has been quite an eye opening experience. When I travel I want to go with as little as possible, and as light as possible. So I started to slim down on the items I have in my life at the minute. You soon find that you could almost throw out or give away to charity a lot if not most of your stuff and find it doesn’t change how you live or what you do a great deal. You realise how much crap you've bought over the years and how much money you would have had to travel with if you hadn't. Even down to your clothes, I didn't realise how much of my clothes I don't wear at all. I must have filled two charity bags of stuff.
It just like when you get advice about packing your bag, they tell you to lay everything out you think you need to take and then half it. Then you get out there and you still don't use things.
Iain

25. Posted by eithne (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Just been reading all and releasing how freeked I am about planning my trip. I am simply going out of my mind, in total I too am shitting it, I am risking my 3.5 years of a relationship I love to head off in some direction and come back me. Thanks for all the notes because it has just made me release how I am so nervous to miss out that I am super stressed before anything has happened. Guess I just need to make it simple.

26. Posted by IainOB1 (Budding Member 30 posts) 11y

We've just got to go with an open mind, Eithne. After all the part your worrying about is what will happen being back home, so don't let that take over the excitement of your trip itself. Deal with home when you get back not before or during your trip. Again you've done the hardest part which is agreeing with your feelings that you want to go away, how ever long for. Just go the experiences and great times you will have will totally out weigh the initial worry. You don’t know whom you will meet or what you’re going to do. You’ll have a far better time than being at home, worrying about missing the opportunity.

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