Round the World 2019 travel blog















This is the last post for this RTW adventure. I have been away for nine weeks and unlike other “holidays” for the same duration, this one seems to have really flown by. I think its because we kept moving in Europe, with a maximum of five days in one place, and the incredible diversity of destinations.

Once again, I packed too much (but only a little bit) but that is what happens when you are planning for all seasons. I thought both Japan and Europe would have been much colder and was sure I wasn’t going to wear the thermals and “doona” that I packed (Susie, it is still going!). But, it was all put to good use once we hit Patagonia.

It was disappointing that we had to change our plans and skip Santiago and Valparaiso but that gives us more reason to come back again to South America. As I type, it seems that the winds of social revolution are sweeping South America; Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador… I just hope that doesn’t mean the doors to travel will be closed for too long.

We were discussing the best and most surprising parts of our trip yesterday. Budapest and Krakow were standouts, Patagonia was amazing and as always, Japan didn’t disappoint.

I have thousands of photos to sort through but of course and you know, it’s not long until these itchy feet take off again, three weeks to be exact, and I will have plenty of time to work through them all while looking for the northern lights!

Thank you for following along and thank you to those of you who commented and send emails – it was wonderful to get feedback.

I leave you with a few extra photos and as someone once said “At the end of the day… I’d rather like to have a lot of stories to tell, than a full bank account.”

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