Merry Christmas from Karratha December 25th 2009 As soon as I walked out the open door of the plane, I knew I was home. The feeling of the burning sun on your face and the smell of heavily salted air in your nostrils is somehow unlike anywhere else in the world. My parents moved here when I was one and over 32 years later they are still living in the same house. But for not much longer and so for me, they are not far from retirement, this was a ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Karratha Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
I'm an Australian living in the US and heading out on 8 months sabbatical from my job in banking. Thanks boss!I have travelled quite a lot over the last 10 years, but nothing like this. The trip starts in the Arctic circle and Murmansk and flows by train and bus down to the southern tip of India. Home to Perth for a month or so and then back up into SE Asia. It should be a fun ride.
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