03.09.2014 - 14.12.2014
I've been back in Dublin just over a week now and after a few days it almost feels like I've never been away. Picking highlights from the trip is difficult as there are many. If we had to pick one stand out country we'd both agree that China wins hands down. It has so much to offer... the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai, the Rice Fields in Guilin, Hong Kong etc. It's a fascinating place to visit.
Whether you've read one of our entries or most of them, thank you for taking the time to follow us on our three and half month trip. We had a truly amazing experience. The blog was always written a bit 'tongue in cheek' and I hope you didn't take any of my moaning or slagging too seriously. Hopefully we've inspired you to do some travelling of your own. The world is a big place, and life's too short. Get out there and do it.
I also want to thank Alberto for being my photographer, travel companion and loving partner. The trip wouldn't have been half as enjoyable without him. And a big shout out to our friends (both old and new) who shared part of the adventure with us. Love you guys.
It's not all fun and games when you travel though. Mosquitos and deet, air conditioning on full blast, dodgy food, language dramas, buses breaking down, your bank card not working, losing things, the humidity and heat, being stuck at derelect bus stations, god awful rooms you have to sleep in, people trying to rip you off constantly... And don't forget the planning, travelling and money involved!
This little montage of photos (new to the blog) will remind me why it's all worthwhile.
And last but not least, the award for best 'Lost in Translation' goes to:
This blog entry is my 60th since I first went backpacking four years ago and it's my last for the time being. We move to Australia this Sunday and that's a whole other adventure. But I'm sure we'll get itchy feet in the future, it's just a question of when... perhaps India will be next? Until then, take care and happy travels!