El Syd and Southern stories January 18th 2007 Happy New Year
New Year, new continent. Almost as far as we'll get from home, yet a whole lot more like home than anywhere we've been so far.
Except that it wasn't minus 4 on New Year's Eve. And you can plan a barbeque (complete with shrimp of course) further than 12 minutes in advance.
Also a lot more homey than anywhere we've stayed, thanks to the excellent and endless hospitality ... read more
Oceania » Australia 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
Now finished our year long, round the world trip, during which Carolyn was able to carry her backpack and we both became experts at packing and unpacking in double quick time.
We saw some amazing sights and met loads of interesting people. The best of both should appear in what we've written from Russia, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala and Mexico.
To answer a few of the questions we heard regularly from fellow travellers and those at home alike, we don't have a favourite country, no w... full info