Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Countdown Begins

I have a month left in Paris before I hit the open road. Officially I leave on July 2nd but unofficially my mind is already gone. On July 2nd I will hop on a plane to Barcelona, Spain. From there I will hitchhike over to Pamplona and will hopefully be there before the 5th because that is the day the protest begins.

I will be participating in a protest against the bullfighting as watching animals being tortured to death is not my idea of a good time. The protest is called the Running of the Nudes and I hope it becomes the new yearly tourist attraction of Pamplona so they don't have to rely on the bullrunning for their touristic revenue. The plan is to stay in Pamplona for a few days then head out.

After Pamplona I'm not sure exactly where I'll be going or how I'll get there. I will go wherever the wind blows me and discover my paths along the way. I would love to make it over to the Tibet region of China and perhaps study under some Tibetan monks for awhile. The next time any of you see me I might be in orange robes with a shaved head, but I'm not too sure how that look will go on me.

I am so excited for this venture that I have to change my pants every time I think about it (my laundry basket is rather full right now). I will try to update this blog as often as possible during my journey but I can make no promises. I may not be near a computer for months at a time but please feel free to stop in and check this out. As I prepare for this odyssey I keep my family and friends in my heart and mind. I love you all and will take you with me wherever I go.

Until next time,
William

7 comments:

Maeve said...

Dear Will, What an experience of a lifetime! We wish you a safe journey. Our prayers will carry you throughout each destination. Keep in touch. love, Mom and Dad Garcia XXXOOO

Viv said...

Dear Will,

I look forward to hearing about all your new adventures and experiences and will check the blog often. Happy trails to you !

Bisous,
Viv

Angelshani said...

hey hey,

what a trip!!! hope that you will be able to update it as often as you can!!

kisses

Shani

Meg said...

Will!
If you go into the Tibet-ish region of China, know that a few hundred miles east of you in Chengdu, China there will be an open couch/floor/something in an apartment where you are welcome to stay. I'll be arriving in September.
Love,
Meg

jessie_rose02 said...

i will miss you, this you already know... but i wish you luck and hope that you are careful. take care, and i hope you find what it is you are looking for....here's to meeting new ppl, seeing new places and becoming that person, whole body you are searching for....hope to get to talk to you before you depart. but if i don't i love you and be careful, you will carry me in your heart Will ;) as i will with you...

jessie_rose02 said...

wow, just noticed that you wrote that on my birthday! interesting! hehe!

yeah if you get this before you leave, i just want to say that i tried calling you back cuz i wanted to hear your voice more and talk to you more, but i was told when i dialed it that it was not a working number! so i couldn't call you back!

just want to say thanks for the call! i love you william! and i will really miss you.....if you do get this today, i hope you find time to make one more call to me....but if not that is okay -- i'd just love to talk again, haven't heard your voice in sooo long. take care, travel safe and ttyl my friend! can't wait to hear more about your journey!

love you always!

jess ;)

Gilles et Nathalie said...

All the Family from Paris hopes your adventure continues like you wish. Have a good trip.
Sometimes look at behind you.
Have you had some news from Mr Eric ?

See you soon.

Gilles, Nathalie, L. et M.