It's been a few years now since my 'big trip' it was my first time on a motorbike, I went on my own and whilst it was a small 20,000 mile trip it completely blew me away. The years of office induced boredom just went and a fire burned in me like nothing before (apart from climbing, but that was a shorter lived high).
Now I have been back in the rat race for too long, the colour has drained out of my life and I was starting to climb up the walls when my assistant at work said he'd be up for going round Vietnam with me in November. Immediately I could feel the fire flaring up. I now work in drug addiction treatment services and one of the signs of addiction is that the brain releases dopamine when it becomes aware that the rat (the metaphorical rat that lives inside us and gnaws away when he doesn't get what he wants, not an actual rat) is going to get 'fed'.
Proof if ever it was needed that bezzing around unknown lands on a bike is definitely addictive! It's just a shame that the hit costs so much....
It even feels good to post on the HUBB again, look out folks I'm back!
p.s. the elefant is back on the market to pay for it, bugger but required