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Published: August 16th 2010
I'm coming round to the fact that I'm very much on the homeward leg of my travels. I'm carrying as little as possible, missing hot water, and covered in adventure scars and mosquito bites. The battery and now screen on my computer are kaput. But wait - I still have a few weeks to go! And how much you can fit into a few weeks!! Currently 'stuck' on Utila a beautiful island off the coast of Honduras, where there are 'three big lies': "I'm not drinking tonight", "I love you" and "I'm leaving tomorrow". I've now been here over two weeks between working at the iguana research station and getting the advanced open water diver. More on that later...
For now, the pictures are from the roadtrip in USA and just a few from Sydney (I can't resist adding a few marsupials I met at the zoo, and the Sydney Swans limbering up for some Aussie rules action).
The roadtrip was just as it should be. I covered around 4000 miles and saw some incredible landscape. The place is so enormous with so much variety. Why don't they tell anyone about it..? I guess that would be a bit strange given
the lengths gone to to make it so difficult to get in! In general, I found the national obsession with size and measurement an entertaining theme, and the quiet evenings (mostly camping and sleeping in the car) were contemplative. The USA still fascinates me, but I just couldn't live there. Between NPR (the national radio channel) and HBO and the whitewash of what the country may have gained from it's natives, I felt grateful for my own ancestry and home. And yet it was good times that I'd do again in a flash - but with good friends..
So I know it's brief, but it saves you having to read my unironed thoughts on the western world. Next up, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and volunteering.
Hasta Luego - gotta go get my dive instructor a drink :o)
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