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Getting Started

If you have taken the time to read my about page then you will know that I plan to get going in 2016 with a trip around Europe. I have spent the greater part of my life studying architecture and I especially love old buildings that date back as far as the roman era. Greece has some even deeper history but I find if it is too old then there is no complexity involved. I also love to play golf and practice religiously on my indoor simulator at home, this comes in real handy in winter. I am hoping to at least play a couple of courses at each destination on my trip just to experience the different golfing cultures.

So far, I plan to visit France, Italy, Spain and Greece and we will have to see where we go from there. I am fairly sure there is more than enough in these few places to keep me busy for the rest of the year. If I have extra time then I will just have to get out on the golf course!

Before setting out I have been doing my research so I at least understand a little bit about each region. One of the most interesting in my opinion is Italian renaissance and the video below gives a little introduction.

 

It does get a little complicated but once you understand the basics it all falls into place.

My only limitation will be available cash flow. I have been working on saving over the past 6 months and if I take it easy there is no reason I cannot survive for 3-4 months but the reality is that I will have to get a job at some point to keep my head above water. Hopefully, I can find something part time with the option to keep moving around.

I should be ready to look at posting updates sometime towards the end of Feb, I am not scheduled to leave before then and apart from a few pictures of everything ready to go I doubt it would make for a very interesting post.

If you have any area recommendations, then please send them via the contact page – it would be great if you have ideas on areas or regions to visit that I had not already planned to see. I hope you enjoy yourself here and keep checking back for new updates!

Setting Off

I just thought I would add a small update to let you all know that my trip is underway. It is really quite exciting to know that I will get to play on some of the best golf courses to be found throughout Europe. I know it will cost a bit but sometimes in life you just have to go for it!

There is always so much to do when you get ready for a trip like this – everything from clothing to emergency packs as well as all my golfing equipment which takes up a lot of room. I think I need to buy one of those roof rack things, or a bigger car!

I am heading to France initially and it should be a little bit of an adventure as I have not quite planned everything out yet. I will probably jump on the Ferry and see where I can stay for a reasonable price in Calais. As I am leaving early I should have enough time to look around and make a good decision. I will update from there – watch this space!