About Dave

So, who are you?

I’m Dave, the guy who writes this blog. The guy who gets lost. C’mon, bud, it’s right there in the name!

Dave!
Yo!

No, but really, who are you?

I told you! I’m Dave.

I guess you need more information than that, huh? Well then…

I’m a photographer, based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I’d like to call myself a traveller, but truth be told, my travel experience is pretty limited. I’m an acolyte adventurer, a trainee traveller, an initiate itinerant, a novice nomad…

Actually, scratch that last one. I’m sick of reading “nomad” everywhere. It’s not like I’m herding livestock from pasture to pasture.

You sure are wordy, aren’t you?

I have been accused of that, yeah.

So this is a travel blog, written by someone who hasn’t travelled all that much? Aren’t you sort of, you know, jumping the gun?

I guess, but that’s part of the idea behind this blog. It’ll be the account of my (mis)adventures, as I make up for lost time and finally hit the road.

With that said, it’s not as if I’ve never travelled. In 2008, I spent two months with a friend, living on next to nothing, crashing on couches and (occasionally, when lucky) in hostels, crisscrossing North America on Greyhound buses. In 2017, I spent a few weeks with my partner travelling around China and Hong Kong. In the years between those trips, I’ve flown a handful of times and done some long-distance road-tripping, but yeah, for the most part, I’m pretty new to the travel game.

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FWIW, China in summer gets awfully hot

 

So, like, what’s your mission statement then?

Like I said, it’s in the name! I aim to get lost!

Travellers are always talking about “getting off the beaten path”; they’re always looking for some new undiscovered gem. My goal is simpler: in the course of my travels, I want to be able to throw away the plans, and let myself get lost. See where the universe takes me.

I mean, good luck, I guess?

Thanks!

Though I realize this whole thing has just been me talking to myself…