Getting Ready....

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There are still 8 weeks or so before this journey begins, and it will take much more than either 80 days or 80 pictures / clicks to complete. I just liked the name. A friend earlier in the year said something along the lines of "I'm getting married in Sydney, do you think you would be able to make it out?".

Well seeing that there were numeous people who had come to London and then gone back down under, and who were waiting for a visit, I decided that this was a good excuse. The original plan was to take in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand before coming back to the UK. But then the travel agent said, "Well, you can do that, but, you know, for only a little more you can continue round...." and that was that.

So blame the guy getting married and the woman at the travel agent for the end result - 5 months taking photos round the world. So far the dates look like this:
  • China:          Hong Kong    25 Nov 07
  • Australia:     Sydney          01 Dec 07
  • Australia:     Perth             10 Dec 07
  • Australia:     Brisbane        18 Dec 07
  • Australia:     Melborne        28 Dec 07
  • New Zealand:                    04 Jan 2008
  • Fiji:                                   Jan 2008
  • Hawaii:                             Feb 2008
  • US and Canada coming back to the UK around the end of April 2008
So far the ticket is booked, and places to stay in Australia are sorted out. I hope to be able to stay with friends (or friends of) for much of the trip, else I can see that funds may rapidly run out! So, if anyone is living / visiting any of these places around this time and would like to meet up with an Englishman without a mad dog running around with a camera in the mid day sun, drop me a line.

Photos, mostly of the panoramic kind, will surely follow. And if you want to take your jealousy out on anyone, then, as I said, there is the bloke getting married and the travel agent who are to blame!
pwatts2 says:
Ohhhh - that is at least *part* of the intention!
Posted on: Oct 06, 2007
tvillingmarit says:
Wow, have fun.
Posted on: Sep 27, 2007
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