My sentence has been served in Istanbul. No longer shall I be kicked by children or employed to keep a door shut. I’ve been in Istanbul through the start of the protests, until when they turned violent, and then into the eye of the storm. With regard to the protests, I would like to see more of what happens, but the road is calling me and I wish to spend no more time here.
I am hitting the road to head west. After my experiences of hitchhiking last summer, I am doing it again (for a short time). I’ll visit many friends across Europe, sleep out on the beaches of Italy, and maybe even muddle my way to Spain. I don’t really have much of a plan. Except that I have two rules:
1. Spend as little money as possible.
2. Get to The Eden Project, UK, by 30th June to watch Sigur Rós. This excites me more than words can express.
I have no tent, but instead, all my belongings from Turkey including a suit and winter clothing. In short, I’m over laden with inappropriate packing.
What comes next, is a visit to my family before the most ambitious ‘project’ I have ever attempted. It involves a bicycle and a homemade boat. And a whole lot of belief. This adventure excites me even more than Sigur Rós. That is.. a.. lot. More on this later.
So happy summer, happy hitchhiking, happy days. Hope to see you on the road somewhere.