Welcome to letter G in my series "26 Things that Made Me a Writer".
Between February and June 2002 I dropped everything and headed off on a round-the-world jaunt. Quite brief by some standards, but I credit this sojourn as a top contributing factor in making me the writer I am today.
It's an old cliche that people go travelling to "find themselves". Well, I don't know if I would go that far (I'm constantly trying to find myself through my writing and I'm not there yet) but it was certainly the moment that set the ball rolling for what I'm doing now, which came at a time when I had no idea about my future.
Have you been inspired by your travels?