I work as a town planner in London, and have always enjoyed travelling. I also love photography, and in June 2009 I decided to take a year off work to travel the globe. This blog recounts that trip.
I left London on the 14th June 2009. My trip divided roughly into four legs. The first is in Africa, from Kenya to South Africa, starting in June and finishing at the end of September. I then flew to Mumbai, for a three month trip through Central Asia taking in India, Nepal and Tibet. Next up was Southeast Asia, where I travelled through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, arriving in Singapore in early March 2010. The final leg took me along the east coast of Australia, then across to New Zealand and finally Fiji, before returning to the UK in June 2010. In total, I visited 23 countries on three continents.
Please check out my blog... hopefully you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! If you really like it, it's now available in book form. Check out the first two volumes of my book, One Year Out, at Blurb, here: http://www.blurb.com/user/SmithyWWide.