Well, has it been a year already since I last went through this? In a few hours, I'll be heading off into the great unknown, trusting my friends to catch me on the other side. I owe a great debt to everyone who's agreed to host or otherwise help me on this trip. I love you, every one of you. This time round I haven't done all the meticulous planning that went into making last year's trip so memorable. This one's more like pack and go. And the packing's done. See you on the other side.