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