Get Me Outta Here!

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I’ve been lucky enough to have done a bit of travelling over the years, but buying a house has been the focus of our finances for a few years now, and it’s been seven years since my last decent overseas trip (not including brief holidays to New Zealand, Fiji, and a couple of islands off the Great Barrier Reef).

In a couple of days my girl and I are off to Morocco for five weeks, and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to getting away from all the usual ‘stuff’. Years of working at home have begun to take their toll, and I really need a long break from sitting in front of a computer—for both physical and mental reasons. Five weeks without computers, deadlines, clients, barking dogs, cooking dinner, television, the internet, Western culture etc, etc…

Instead, I want to wipe clean my clogged brain and fill it up anew with fresh sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Remember what being creative without a computer was like. Practice meeting new people and struggling with a new language, and yet communicating with smiles and gestures; see places I’ve never seen before, experience a different culture, clear out the negativity and old habits and enjoy the forgotten pleasure of not knowing what we’ll be doing or where we’ll be in two days hence.

You can find the travel diaries I’ve written about previous trips at If you find this kind of thing interesting, look out for a diary about Morocco soon after I return.

In the meantime, in the time-honoured words of everyone who has ever gone on a long overseas journey to those who are left behind: “Nyah na na-na naaa!”

More in five weeks.

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