My Flight Is Booked – With help from Richard Burton

Well that’s it. The flight is booked, the bike is being repaired, the panniers resealed and the lists of things to do are coming thick and fast. The slavery of home will soon be replaced by the freedom of the road. On the 1st October I fly one way to Vietnam and my feeling at the moment are a heady cocktail of fear and excitement, the hardships of cycling in a far of land competing with the sights sounds and smells of an undiscovered place.  Richard Burton I salute you…

“Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks is the departure upon a distant journey to unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood… afresh dawns the morn of life.” 

Sir Richard Burton


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