Posted by: Sheridan Flynn | December 13, 2007

What am I doing?!?

I believe there’s a lot more to life than traffic jams, tribunals, Ikea furniture, shopping, and sitting at the same desk week in week out. I believe there’s more to life than spending hours on front on the TV wishing you were somewhere else, doing something else. I believe life is more than a journey from the maternity ward to the crematorium. So… I’ve decided to jack it all in and start a completely new journey.

In February 2008 I’ll be leaving my job in IT, renting out my nice comfortable house, getting rid of my car, and taking a bus overland from Dublin to Sydney. This unconventional way of traveling down under will take me though 20 countries, over 16’000 kilometers of road, and will take about 12 weeks to complete.

I like to think of it as very very long bus ride with bus stops in the following places… England, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungry, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, Laos, Thailand, Malysia, East Timor, and Australia.

I plan meet and document the lives of some strange and interesting people along the way. I will be blogging my experiences here and also via Google earth. The rest I will leave to write itself…


  1. I shall be joining you on the same trip see you in less than 4 weeks!

  2. Good luck Sher, I envy you, it sounds wonderful. Please, please take loads of photos so we can follow your trip, visually that is-and of course call Mark before you go to book your bed in Sydney if you have not already done so.
    XX Love Grainne & Co

  3. Having done something similar — the leaving the job and going out to learn to live, not the bus across 20 countries — I applaud your decision. It will likely change your outlook forever. I don’t have the money now I might have had if I’d stayed on the treadmill, but I definitely have a much, much richer life. Safe travels. (And was this trip put together by a travel company, or did you engineer the entire thing yourself?)

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