2013 has been an action-packed year! It’s unbelievable that the year is almost over. It’s been an eventful one with huge highs and lows and it’s all come at me so fast that I’ve barely had a chance to post about any of it yet.
So I put together this photo essay to give you an overview of some of the positive highlights and a taste of the whackadoo adventures you can expect to hear more about whenever I get my act together. Here they are in chronological order:
I really did quit my job and go to Disneyland.
Roseitta and I attempted to blend in with the locals in Rio de Janeiro.
I saw the astounding and magnificent Iguacu Falls in person.
I got engaged to this sad gaucho in Argentina, even though his horse wanted to kill me.
I crossed the Andes from Argentina to Chile and got photobombed by that grumpy redhead.
I reached my long-standing goal of visiting Easter Island.
I was accepted to BlogHouse and briefly lived in a castle.
I rode a Segway for the first time in Toronto’s Distillery District.
I got schooled in Black History in Chatham-Kent.
I indulged my panda fixation at Toronto Zoo.
I learned to wakeboard in Dublin. Major pwnage ensued.
I attended my first sci-fi convention in Belfast. It was out of this world.
I saw where the Titanic was made.
I gave archery a whirl in Ireland.
I visited the amazing Cliffs of Moher and lush limestone lowlands of Co. Limerick.
I wielded a sword in Limerick at King John’s Castle.
I tried rock climbing.
I acquired a new friend in Scotland.
I experienced a world of illusions in Edinburgh.
I was chased by zombies through the tunnels of London.
I lived like a local in my Madrid apartment.
I sang and danced at Pueblo Ingles in Spain.
I marvelled at Gaudi’s brilliance in Barcelona.
All that’s left for me this year is to start thinking about what adventures I might pursue in 2014 and get writing about this year’s exploits. How are you making the last few days of 2013 count? What are your plans for next year? I want to hear about all the geektastic goodness you have planned so tell me about it in the comments below.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks to everyone who made these adventures possible and the terrific people I met along the way. All of the photographs were taken by me except for the ones that I am in, obviously. Much gratitude to those who have ensured that you occasionally get a glimpse of me on this blog, including: Roseitta Isaacs, Theresa Andreeff, Kris Goodbody, Ryan Wright, Marie Byrne, and Angel Martin.