Tasmania! March 11th 2010 We left our hotel in Kuala Lumpur by noon Tuesday and didn’t fly out of KL until 1:20 AM for a 7-hour flight to Melbourne, a 2-hour layover and a 1 ½ hour flight to Hobart. We arrived about 5:00 PM Wednesday. Tasmania has some pretty strict import rules about bringing plants, seeds, etc. in from other parts of the country so we were subjected to a special form of screening as we entered the ter ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart 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
We are leaving our families and dogs behind to keep the home fires burning and will attempt this Round the World trip in 80 days. Our itinerary is planned to include SE Asia, Australia/New Zealand, India/Nepal, UK, Eastern Europe and Iceland.
We have reservations for our flight to Bangkok on Feb 15, 3 days lodging in Bangkok and flights Kuala Lumpur to Australia & return Mar 10-28. The rest we'll just make up as we go along.
A year ago I did make the RTW trip with my wife. She however was in such a hurry that we needed to finish up in a mere 76 days. She also insisted on having everythi... full info