Around The World, One Day At A Time . . .
Published on November 23, 2010
I wouldn't advise trying to recall everything one year later either. I am blogging from the diary in notebooks that I kept. I did it that way as we didn't always have access to the internet, nor even electricity to charge the laptop.
It is wonderful to be able to take more time to write quality blogs and properly edit photos. This article is a wonderful example of that.
During our nine months in South America, I was able to blog at once or twice a week.
After that, we spent three months in Russia and had a much more difficult time getting internet connection. I am now spending my time in a village in Bulgaria, catching up on my blogging from Siberia, the Caucasus Mountains, the Arctic, and Altai Mountains.
Interesting point you bring up, since it would be next to impossible recollecting all the specific details without some kind of field notes so far after the fact. Since moving back to the states, I've reread my old blog and the memories flood back. It would be my experience, without that, all the soju nights and karaoke songs begin to meld together after all that time. It'll be interesting to spin through this blog, regardless of accuracy.
It's a great way to stay motivated after the trip and continue writing. I could see it coming in handy if you want to get published (e.g, write a travel memoir), since you can put your experiences into the context of the full trip. I think it would be very hard to remember the details of where you went, however...
Yeah, I agree, maybe it's best to keep a journal then work from that when you get back? I know in the past I've blogged my trip, then once I got home, cleaned it up and added specific facts, links, grammatical changes, and romantic encounters that never occurred.