Seven on Sunday – Things I’m Looking Forward To…

Later today I leave for six weeks away, visiting China, Mongolia, Russia, England, France and Japan. Here is my list of the top seven things I’m looking forward to.

  1. Not working

But seriously, right? This is going to be so nice not getting up early for split shifts, away from the monotony of work. Not that I’m not fortunate to have the job I have, but, yeah. You know what I’m talking ’bout!

  1. Getting Some Good Paris Photos

One of the world’s premier cities, and I have a handful of photos on film which are old and scratchy. I need some better ones. I must admit though, I’m a little apprehensive about security in Paris. Deep breath – it will be okay.

  1. The Book of Mormon

I was going to see this in Melbourne, but as a friend pointed out it’s on in London, where you can get tickets for less than thirty quid, which is 50 Aussie bucks, which is probably less than half the cheapest tickets here. It’s always good getting to a show or two whilst in London – I’m hoping to see ‘Wicked’ too.

  1. Revisiting Moscow and seeing Lenin

Lenin’s tomb in Moscow.

This huge monolith of a city, the Russian capital, is something that is equalled nowhere else in the world. My hotel is right near the mausoleum of Vladamir Lenin. I saw Ho Chi Minh and need to add another to my list! LOL. But seriously, an impressive city, and like Paris I don’t have great photos from it.

  1. Mongolia

The only country I’m yet to visit. Quite an out of the way place, incredible steppe, incredible history. Locked between China and Russia all these years, built from greatness, I think visiting Mongolia is going to be awesome!

  1. Doctor Who Missing Episodes Day by Fantom Films

Okay, so you may not be a mad Who fan (I refuse to use the word ‘Whovian’) like I am, but I am personally pretty psyched by the chance to meet some of the stars from the very early days of my favourite TV programme. William Russel is a personal hero of mine, and I’ve always wanted to meet Peter Purves and Deb Watling as well, all of whom feature in quite a few Doctor Who episodes that were junked and are missing today. Also there will be Philip Morris, who actually has found nine missing episodes which were released in 2013. Who knows, he might have more. Which has been a volatile discussion for Doctor Who since, well, 2013.

  1. Completing the Trans-Mongolian

Even though I’m not doing it in one hit, it still will be an incredible train journey from Beijing to Moscow, and it’s the bucket-list item of this trip. The way scenery and the people will change as I cross from east to west. It’s going to be a heck of an adventure!

 

And thus, hopefully, I’m ready to go! Please do follow the blog and follow me on social media! I must remember through the whole experience just how lucky I am to be able to do such a trip. Thanks for reading – and May the Journey Never End!

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