(191 days in) “So,” I asked, “What was your favourite part of Borneo?” “Picking a favourite part is hard,” she answered, looking up from her kindle as we sped down a motorway towards the airport. “I quite liked the six seconds where I saw those elephants by the side of the road.” “When the driver … Continue reading Not the Northern Hemisphere I Know
(180 days in) 20TH POST. Can’t believe it, I think this is the longest I’ve ever committed to anything. (M: Eh hem.) The last blog post took you all the way up until my death-defying leap into a ravine. A hell of a lot has happened since then and I’m sorry for (yet again) slacking … Continue reading A Time For Families
(158 Days In) Ok, so at the end of the last post we had just left Australia, having spent about 13 hours in and around airports and their various oddities. When we first landed in the barbeque capital of the world, we had been surprised at how similar it was to home in every … Continue reading The Land Where The Ground Moves
(149 days in) Holy moly it’s December already! We’re well over half way through this epic adventure of ours now and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. The last blog post took you all the way up to our time in Sydney and although we did a lot in the remaining three … Continue reading Gold Coast? Completed It Mate.
(137 days in) It was a six hour flight from Nadi, Fiji to Melbourne, Australia. Within that time we learned that Fiji Airways doesn’t give you a screen on the back of your seat for such a short trip and that the mini screens they provide for everyone at once look like they’re beamed to … Continue reading Just Like Home!
BULA (118 days in) (M: Before we jump into Pete’s narrative, I just want to mention that I came close to writing this blog post myself as I feel like I could wax lyrical about Fiji for days, despite my lack of literary/creative/descriptive talent. The genuine warmth and friendliness of the people, the lush rainforest-covered … Continue reading BULA!!
(106 Days in) I’m still playing catch up with my journalistic ambitions at this stage and am using the ‘Fiji time’ vibe to my advantage. The last post was a little long, which I apologise for, but I will try to keep this chunk more succinct and not waffle on as much about gambling or … Continue reading The End of the Beginning Part 2 (The City of Angels)
(104 […103? 105?] days in - we almost completely lost October 17th due to crossing the international date line, so I’m no longer sure how to work this out.) As readers will know, the last post covered up until Vegas, even though it was written after we had left the city. And this time I … Continue reading The End of the Beginning Part 1 (a.k.a. VEGAS BABY!)
(81 days in) “You should be writing a blog post,” she said, a look of almost-exasperation flashing across her face. The balding mass hunched over the nearby table barely seemed to respond, a slight fall of its shoulders the only evidence it had heard. “I was hoping you wouldn’t say that just yet - I … Continue reading Paraphrased
(71 days in) It’s recently come to my attention that my chosen travel partner and I are about a 3rd of the way through this huge adventure. We’ve been in the States for over 2 months now - learned their ways, eaten their food and mostly driven their roads. This time lapse was a startling … Continue reading Parental Guidance Part 2