To the uninitiated, (i.e. those of you who've never had one of my travel blogs foisted upon them before), a quick explanation.
These are always long winded, self indulgent and overly involved tomes. Partly cos that's just the person I am, and partly cos I'm out by myself on the other side of the planet and as much as I'm now getting fairly experienced at doing this, I do find it kind of comforting to think that maybe I'm still keeping in contact with folk, and kind of sharing the experience.
What I quickly discovered when I did my solo round the world stint in 2000 was that after a day... full info