There are no things in life more serious than the internet and traveling. Put them together and you get something more serious than a heart attack in the middle of a church service.
So I’m back in Sydney now where I can once again wear sandals and short and not worry about freezing.
My goal here for the next few days is to:
1) reduce the weight of my bags by a few more kg. My check in weight going to Tasmania was 14.6kg which is about 3kg less than what I have been carrying in my big bag (that includes my tripod). I still have some crap I can get rid of including a spoon I purchased in Japan I hardly ever use, DVDs of photos I should send home, a cheap set of headphones I hardly use for Skype, and an old iPod I use for backing up photos. I need to try and get my bag under 14kg if I want to take everything to Lord Howe
2) Get my onward plans taken care of. Ideally I want to fly to Lord Howe and then fly back to Brisbane. I’m going there anyhow, so if I can get my return flight there, it will make things easy and save some money.
3) Get the first episode of the podcast up. Yes, I haven’t forgotten about it.
My Tasmania expedition was less than I had hoped it would be. I know there is only so much you can do in three days, but having one of my day trips canceled really put a dent in things. I did end up going to the top of Mount Wellington and Mount Field, petting a Koala, seeing a Tasmanian Devil, and got snowed on.
BTW, I have been waiting since June to do the post from earlier today :)
Revels In Love For Others
Only Loves Self..
– Plutaricart, 176 B.C.
This website originally began as a joke. I never intended it would get this popular and would gain the following it has. As the months have passed I have had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. It is time to let everyone know the truth:
I’ve been living a lie. I haven’t been traveling around the world. In fact over the last 9 months, I haven’t even left my house.
My real name is Roy Dewitt. I’m 47 years old and live off disability in Macon, Georgia. I’ve never even left the United States.
I originally started this site as a way to pretend what it would be like to travel. Traveling around the world was always my life’s dream. I was involved in a construction accident 16 years ago and since then I ballooned to 400 pounds. With the injury and weight gain, I am unable to leave the house now.
Travel is something I’ve always wanted to do. I took some photos from different people on Flickr and started to write as If I was traveling.
Eventually more people started reading the website so I found the website of a some guy from Eastern Europe who was traveling and I just followed where he was going and wrote about the adventures I thought he would be having. Gary is just a fictitious character who embodies all which men want to be, and all women want to be with.
One thing lead to another and the next thing you know, I have thousands of people reading this site every month.
I eventually told my pastor about what I was doing and he said I should come clean before someone gets hurt. I was getting too many emails from women who were attracted to the adventurous, macho, modern day Indiana Jones character which I had created in Gary. I was wrong of me to put such a strong, intelligent and attractive persona on the internet.
Now that I’ve come clean, I hope that everyone can forgive me.