Travel Manifesto

This is a travel manifesto, outlining why I travel.

Who am I?
Hi, I’m Jonathan Lee.

What am I doing?
In one month, I am moving out of my apartment, putting all of my material possessions into storage, and buying a one way ticket to Australia.  I will bring one backpack worth of clothing and equipment, and will backpack around the Australia /Southeast Asia region indefinitely – my magic 8 ball suggests 3 months.

Why am I doing this?
– Because I have to.  All my life, I’ve been a very conservative person, always planning ahead so that I can remain fully in control, avoiding even the remote possibility of failure.  I want to change this.  And so, I’m making this trip without any real serious planning beforehand.

– Because it’s the best available time.  I’m 27 years old, single, and renting.  There’s nothing tying me down.  If I don’t do this now, I never will.  The best time might have been right after graduating from college, or immediately after getting laid off a year ago.  But the second best time, is right now.

Where am I going?
First, Australia. Then, New Zealand?  Thailand?  The Philippines?  Japan? Poland?  Germany?  Netherlands?  Only time will tell.

How will I be traveling?
Hopefully, cheaply.  I’ll be hitting up hostels and couchsurfing whenever I can!

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