Who am I?
But who are you?
Dear reader, dear geek, dear traveler, you’re probably wondering who I am and what I want… Well, I think the site is pretty clear. I am a traveler and a geek.
So, to immediately set the record straight:
- No, I’m not an über-geek. I assume I am a geek and claim to be so, but lack of time and a rather busy social life have forced me to get a bit away from my passions. So, I’m still a geek, just possibly not as much of one as my readers might be (*).
- No, I’m not an extreme traveler (much to my chagrin). I have traveled quite a bit (Canada, NYC, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Guyana…) but it’s still not enough. And I’ve always traveled in comfort, using hostels, hotels, CouchSurfing, trains, buses, rental cars… Anyway, my travels are rarely prepared, but always easy.
Well, okay, but it doesn’t explain the website…
Oh, you want to know my project? Well, it’s very simple. I thought it might be interesting and fun to combine these two features (geek and travel) and throw myself headlong into a geek world tour.
So, when I say “geek world tour”, I do not mean to take a tour of Google Earth, but with real planes, trains, and buses which will take me to the places on earth where all the geeks dream of going, such as Silicon Valley, MIT, Akihabara…
So, what’s your program?
It’s not yet defined, actually, and for good reason. It’s you who will help me create my trajectory!
I have on this site a link for all your suggestions for geeky places to visit. So, offer your ideas and I’ll try my best to go there.
So, if you want to know how the Himiko boat in Tokyo was designed by Leiji Matsumoto, the creator of Captain Harlock, or wonder what Brickvention, the largest Lego convention in Australia, would be like, then fill out the form and I’ll do my best to satisfy your curiosity (and mine at the same time).
And when will it start?
I want to leave in February 2013 without a fixed return date.
For the first time, I’ll take my time to enjoy everything.
(*) For example, I took the Geek Test and got a 29.33579%, which makes me a Total Geek. A good result, but not great.