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The Scotts are off to explore the world. The flights are booked for December 1st and the excitement is building as the plans take shape.

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Devonport May 13th 2011

203 days is what we have until we leave these fine shores for adventure. I met with a friend yesterday who flys on the same day with her family for their 3 month trip of a lifetime. We met to compare notes. She has booked accommodatian and transport for the whole of their trip. I on the other hand have managed to book 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur in a hostel I've since discovered is over a brothel. I felt somewhat inadecuate! The major detail holding up any major planning is that we are still unsure of what the work situation i and whether a sabbatical will be possible. I'm hoping by T-180 we'll know what we're doing and them we'll start to make progress! ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Devonport March 15th 2011

Well we've done it! After a couple of years thinking, dreaming and talking about it the decision has been made and we've booked tickets. D-day is December 1st flying with Air Asia X from Chch to Kuala Lumpur. So many questions, will the plane fall from the sky? (actually that's more my paranioa than an actual question) How will the children handle the travel? Will Murray miss work? Will I miss work? (actually I know the answer to that one already, NO). Who should we get travel insurance through? How many vaccinations will we need? We also have a list as long as my arm of things to do before we go. Packing up our lives is a daunting prospect but the excitiement at the thought of spending a year together as a family exploring the ... read more

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