Archive for May, 2007
Day -24: It’s amazing how many little things that you have to do as you are getting ready to go on a big trip. We’ve been ticking them off gradually over the last month or so, but there is sure to be a massive rush right before we go. Recent developments include:
organising our travel insurance;
Day -25: Great news. It looks like there is a good chance that we will be able to meet up with our good friends Anth and Andrew in Turkey. Here they are pictured looking very culturally sensitive. We’ll be ready to take a few tips about travel through the Middle East when we meet up […]
Weighing not much more than a kilogram it will be superportable and will be no burden at all to cart around with us. On our recent honeymoon
Day -28: Continuing our series “reasons for visiting this country”, Andy has asked me to explain why we’re going to Greece.
There are lots of amazing destinations on our itinerary, but the one place I can say I’ve always wanted to see is Greece. What’s not to admire about a place that invented democracy, Pythogoras’ Theorem […]
Day -30: With less than a month to go, I took a break from trip preparations to wish my wife Kate a very happy birthday.
The day began with a traditional birthday breakfast comprising homemade fruit salad and coffee in bed, and ended with about a nine-course degustation meal with Kate’s folks Roger and Roz who […]
Day -31: Why Norway? Well, that’s where my brother Tim has been working for the last few years. As a marine scientist and aquaculture expert, Norway is where it has all been happening for him. Fishing is a major industry throughout Scandinavia and there’s plenty of European money for research to ensure that the industry […]
Day -32: Great to catch up yesterday with George Dunford - writer, thinker and male model. George’s own travel blog for Scotland is another of my inspirations for this project… well, as of yesterday it is. Thanks George!
Day -33: Not too much activity today as I’m on the road for work. Visa forms have to go in this week to the respective consulates: first India, then Syria. The very Aussie Syrian Embassy website complete with picture of the embassy with a mocked-up kangaroo out the front is worth a look. This was […]