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Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: May 20, 2000
To answer all of you concerned questions -- I'm not dead! It has
been a long while though -- nearly 3 months, actually. At that time,
I was hanging out on the beaches of Brazil. Now, I'm writing to
you all from a university in Berlin, Germany. To say I been on the
move is a huge understatement and I shudder at the thought of condensing
it into a few minutes of light reading...
I spent March travelling around Brazil. Most of it is a blur...
Carnival will do that to you. Now I have been to some big parties
in my life, but you really must experience the staying power of
the Brazilians to understand how crazy carnival is. Literally the
whole country, old and young, stop for about 2 weeks and go wild!
Travelling through South America, especially Brazil, will stay with
me as a highlight of my life and I'll definitely be going back in
I've been in Europe now for 3 months. I started in London, traveled
around France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland and have just come from
11 days of living it up in Prague. I never planned to stay that
long but the cheap food and beer lures you in. I actually tried
to leave once but when I got to the German border, the border control
asked for my passport and I realized I had left it in the safety
deposit box in the hostel. After 8 months on the road, you just
become used to dealing with these kind of dramas.
I'm actually quite excited as the weather is unbelievable in Europe
and I will soon head down south to spend my final months partying
around the Mediterranean (Portugal, Morocco, Spain, the Greek Islands).
Though, not before a hit-and-run into the UK to go to a rave in
Birmingham called ´Homelands´ and then a visit to Amsterdam.
I finish up in Israel, Egypt and Jordan and go then via Thailand
on the way to Sydney for the Olympics. I should be home by October...
After travelling for so long, the feeling of excitement I had when
I first left is still inside me every time I move somewhere new.
I hardly have any money left but I've still got more to see, so
I'm worrying about all of that when I'm home and I've experienced
what I want to see. I'm miss you all very much and can't wait to
relive my adventures.
I've got to say though...this is the life!
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