Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
slithytove

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The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with weary feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
 
            — J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Road Goes Ever On', from The Lord of the Rings

I'M getting the wanderlust.

I haven't been a very geographically adventurous soul in my lifetime, but for the last year I've been getting more and more of a hankering to see strange sights, far places, haunted mountains, ruined temples of ancient peoples beneath a foreign moon. I think it started with an issue of Outside that someone left in the bathroom at work. It had an article on '12 Legendary Treks', or something like that. (Can't find it now, drat it, but it's somewhere around the house.) The Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Tibet, Snow Lake in Nepal (said to be the most beautiful place in the world), Kilimanjaro, the 'Haute Route' through the Alps, the Milford Trek in New Zealand.

Mifi has been talking about people who post their journey logs to the web, and I started looking through them, at some of the photos and stories. Yes, these folks actually took a Toyota 4WD truck over the Silk Road. The Silk Road... a name to conjure with. Must play Silk Road music...

No, I'm not going to do that. But I'd like to see some of the Silk Road, even a little. And the Himalayas. And the mountains of North Africa. I want to travel a bit. Maybe a lot. More than I have before.

Stay tuned.

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