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Day 1: When Everything Familiar Collapses

Vienna, Austria

So it all begins! Today is the first day of my long-awaited round-the-world trip. Still can’t believe it’s happening. I feel excited and nervous at the same time. I think my anxiety is solely based on the fact that my backpack and daypack combined weigh a staggering 45lbs (I was targeting for 30lbs). I worry that  this will get me off on the wrong foot. My face tells it all:

But fear not, as I’ve planned to send home some of my scuba equipment (dive skins, mask, snorkel) and other gear that prove to be useless after my stay in Croatia. After all, I won’t really be “traveling” for the first 3 month since I’ll be staying put in Korcula doing the Dive Master internship.


  1. efendy
    Posted 28 Apr at 10:22 am | Permalink

    wow :D … hari 1 eh… moga2 bisa tahan yaa!!!

    loh, who took this picture then?

  2. Allison
    Posted 28 Apr at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Elys, you are OFFICIALLY the COOLEST person I know!! I bet by the time you get back you could beat at LEAST 3-4 people in arm wrestling!! =D Have fun!!

  3. Max!mo
    Posted 28 Apr at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    you’re awesome! i’mma be following you from start to finish. can’t wait to see it all unfold

  4. Adrienne Young Harri
    Posted 2 May at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    SUPER proud of you lady!

  5. stanley
    Posted 7 May at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    ye, you really feel nervous on this photo ~~haha

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