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Hello everybody and welcome. As you all know, I'm leaving for my round-the-world trip in less than a week and I'm finally getting this blog off the ground. Here's where you can come read about what I'm up to, see pictures and find out where I am in the world. I'm hoping to be able to update it on a regular basis, so check back often to see the latest news.

I've given most of you the Reader's Digest version of my itinerary, but in case you haven't heard, here goes. Dates and places subject to change at any time, and the further in the future we get, the more approximate it is.

  • Cook Islands - 10/14-10/26

  • Fiji - 10/26-11/11

  • New Zealand - 11/11-12/15

  • Australia - Dec-Jan 08

  • Southeast Asia - Jan-April 08

  • Southwest China and Tibet - May-June 08

  • Nepal - June-July 08

  • India - July-Aug 08

  • Pakistan - Sept 08

  • Far Western China - Oct 08

  • Silk Route through Central Asian Republics - Oct-Nov 08

  • Turkey - Dec 08

After Turkey I haven't decided on a direction yet, but there are lots of possibilities and it will probably depend on how much money I have left at that point!

I am traveling alone, which I'm not too concerned about since I have done it before (not for this length of time) but I'm always on the lookout for travel companions. Some of you (you know who you are) have mentioned the possibility of meeting up at various points along the way, so know that I will be holding you to that. I am always happy for travel companions, so if anyone happens to cross paths with me at any point, drop me a line and we can meet up. As you can tell, I'm pretty flexible when it come to my itinerary.

The Round the World map thats linked at the top of each entry will show you my route and where I am at any time. You will also be able to use it to search for entries from specific places. I will be posting pictures on this blog, but not all of them. If you're interested in seeing more pictures, you can check out my photo site at www.dtoga.myphotoalbum.com

If you want to subscribe to this blog, which means you will get an email every time I update it, there is a link in the top right under the Navigation heading. You will have to sign up for travelerspoint.com to send me messages or to comment on entries, but it's free and easy. You can always email me anyway, which will probably be faster.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog and keeping up with my adventures. Feel free to email me if you have any suggestions or comments or anything.

Posted by dtoga 11:34 Archived in USA

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Looking forward to reading more. In case you didn't realize, you can also embed the map directly in the blog, which amongst others lets users click on photos/trip stops to be taken to the larger version - just thought I'd share :)

by Sam I Am

Hope to read more, it's often a battle to update the blog on holiday as there's always stuff to do/hangovers to lose etc but I found it was pretty rewarding and great to read when you return from your trip. Plus all your mates can leave comments and keep in touch which is nice.

God I'm so jealous looking at that itinerary!

by Drexel

Am jealous, I never realized how much I wanted to travel before hearing about your trip; especially around Fiji and Southeast Asia. I half wish that I don’t get accepted for the academy come January. I wouldn’t mind taking a trip that isn’t planned so much and I could just walk the country side and not see all the “tourist” attractions. Really see what the culture and country is like. Who knows maybe I will skip my last semester of college, sell my car and some other things and meet you in Southeast Asia. Just maybe.

by sal cabibb

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