Why do you want to travel? Asked no one. Well I’ve got the wanderlust. Even though I love England, and I’m sure I’ll even miss it from time to time, I want to see the world. I want to drink vodka in Russia, and ride the fabled trans-Siberian express. I want to drink tea in China and walk its wall. I want to see the wide open steppes of Mongolia, and drive across the boundless variety of America. The temples of Cambodia, the beaches of Thailand, the diving of Indonesia and the rugged mountains of New Zealand all call to me, and I’m not going to experience anything like that staying in the same village, and going to the same pub, now am I?
So, welcome to the blogging backpacker, my home away from home while traveling. I don’t know how long the site will stay alive; I’m already lagging, as this is being written from Ekaterinburg. Anyway, check in often, or subscribe to the RSS feed, to find out where in the world I am!
Jonathan Mantle, the blogging backpacker.