One month to go

When I tell people that I’m going travelling with my brother, I expect one of two reactions: either encouraging head-nods and general enthusiasm, usually accompanied by sighs of “isn’t that nice that you two get along so well!”; or, more commonly, the person I’m talking to will look as if they are about to vomit. “I can’t think of anything worse.”

In just under a month’s time we’ll be heading to Southeast Asia. Matt’s just got into his uni of choice for 2013, and I graduated with a First having been chained to a library computer for the better part of a year. We’ve both wanted to take gap years for a while, so why not together? We’ll save money, visit the parts of the world we both want to see, and have a laugh- fortunately we get on quite well.

Having said that, the reactions are understandable- the thought of spending seven-odd months in the company of a sibling is enough to make anyone nauseous. Will those things that I find hilarious about my brother turn out to be headache-inducingly irritating? Will I inevitably lapse into the role of older sister, organising everything and enjoying nothing?

I have no idea how it’ll pan out. The gap year guidebooks don’t generally include a section on ‘travelling with siblings’…


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4 Responses to One month to go

  1. You are so awesome! I don’t believe I’ve read through a single thing like that before. So wonderful to discover another person with some unique thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is required on the web, someone with a little originality!

    • Ottimismo della volontà… e pessimismo della ragione..questo il motore per un’analisi consapevole della realtà e una proiezione rivoluzionaria verso il futuro… (insegnava il compagno Gramsci, quanto sono obsoleto eh…)..ecco.. una buona dose di pessimismo della ragione,caro PO, vista la situazione forse non guasterebbe… insieme al&2o8l17;#ttimismo cooperativo della volontà.. ben si intende…

  2. I know this is years later, but I just saw this! Congrats I am glad Kevin and I were a part of this. You made this look so serial.. only you, Kristen and I know how truly crazy that moment really was. Congrats again and thank you for making our day memorable. 🙂 (this is one of my favorite pics too)

  3. You couldn’t pay me to ignore these posts!

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