Barely starting

So my next big trip to Japan has begun with a trip to the airport. Well, a hotel next to the airport. The Ibis Budget, formerly the Formula One. We stayed here once before on Alex’s first trip. The rooms are still scungy and poorly equipped. 

But it’s just me tonight. I’m flying up a few days earlier for some extreme train travel. I miss B and Alex already. 

I couldn’t finish all my work. There was just too much to do. So I’m not leaving in the best of moods. 

The Krispy Kreme shop still exists outside. I love the night lights around it but I could not stomach a doughnut from there tonight. 

Got a very early flight tomorrow, so I’m going to sleep. 

Sunset across the wing of an A380 aircraft

Reminiscing: First overseas trip alone

Collage of Westminister Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and other London views

I rather like those Rediscover this day¬†reminders that Google Photos and other social media tools generate. I can’t believe it’s been eight years since my first overseas trip alone!

In a little over a week from now I’m going to heading off alone on another overseas adventure. Fortunately, it will only be a few days before the rest of the family catch up with me in Japan.

On that first trip I left behind a seven month year old Alex while I attended a Plone workshop in London. Along the way I stopped by Singapore and Hong Kong and made a day trip to Ghent in Belgium.

Despite missing the family it was one of my favourite trips with so many vivid moments. Maybe I’ll share some of them here over the next few days, but you can also read the details at travelling allrite.

Track going off into the distance

Welcome to allrite@

The new journey begins here. I’ve been writing travel blogs for over fifteen years. The routine is usually much of the same. At the end of the day I upload my photos and type maybe a thousands words or more into the computer (or whatever device I’m using), often staying up very late to finish it.

I love keeping a record of my trips and reliving them through my words years later. I write them for myself. That anybody else gets information or pleasure out of reading them is just a bonus.

But the world has changed and we are much more connected now. The world of social media demands less reading and more frequent updates.

So I have created this site, allrite@, as I place where I can publish updates as I go along, from any of my devices. I’ll be adding photos, videos and short observations about the places I am visiting as I visit them. They may be places far away or closer to home. Who knows? I don’t yet.

So come join me on my adventures!