24 Aug 2013. Well the trip has started. First leg - very mundane - from Canberra to Sydney. Not much to report - except QANTAS has improved it's afternoon refreshments. The evening was spent killing time. Oh yeah! And watching the Wallabies get done (AGAIN). God knows what the final score was - I switched off with 10 minutes to go. Spent the first half and 30 min of second in the Bar downstairs. Mixed audience in the bar: an Irishman, a Yank, an young couple who had digs at one another (he was an Aussie and her - a Kiwi), and about six Aussies. Must admit the Kiwis played well - well they should have they had 16 men on the field. That's about it at the present time. Off to Singapore in the morning. Been looking forward to it all week - wanted to be warm for a change. It was bloody freezing in Canberra this week. Mind you on the day I left it was beautiful and warm. Life sucks.
A grumpy old man who got the travel bug late in life. I now like to go to unusual and exotic places. Have visited Vietnam (3 times - first trip in 1971 but it doesn't count, since then visited again twice - in 2003 with Carol and 2008 with the "almostnomads"), Europe 1976, New Zealand 1982, Malaysia (five ties), Singapore (eight times), Turkey 2011, Jordan 2011 (took part in an archaeological dig at Pella), US North East + California as well as Eastern Canada in 2009, US West Coast and Western Canada 2011, China 2010, Borneo 2012 - that's where I had an altercation with a motor cycle and te... full info