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The Trip of a Lifetime

At a glance view of our travelling experience

all seasons in one day 25 °C

The journey:
UK – Brazil – Argentina – Brazil – Chile – Bolivia – Peru – Chile – Argentina – Chile – Argentina – Chile – Australia – New Zealand – Australia – Japan – Hong Kong – China – Hong Kong – France – Spain – UK

The cities:
Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Salvador, Santiago, Le Paz, Cusco, Arequipa, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, Perth, Melbourne, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hong Kong, Beijing, Paris.

Man-made phenomenons:
Christ the Redeemer, Macchu Picchu, Great Wall of China, Maracana Stadium,Sydney Harbour, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, Auckland Sky Tower, Goldmine in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, bullet train in Japan, temples and shrines in Kyoto, Hong Kong skyline, Tianamen Square, the Forbidden City, Eiffel Tower in Paris, floating islands of Uros.

Natural phenomenons:
Iguazu Falls, the Andes, Salar de Uyuni, Amazon river & rainforest and the meeting of the rivers, Atacama desert, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana beach, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park, Valley of the Moon, Volcano Osorno, Glacier Perito Moreno, Bondi beach, the Pinnacles, Wave Rock, Twelve Apostles, Blue Mountains, Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Mount Fuji.

Top Ten experiences:

1. Jumping out of a plane over Lake Taupo, New Zealand
2. Awestruck at Iguacu Falls (Brazil & Argentine border)
3. Driving across the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
4. Gazing at the glaciers in Patagonia (Chile & Argentina)
5. Diving in the Great Barrier Reef
6. Chillin’ in Morro de Sao Paolo in Northern Brazil
7. Climbing to Macchu Picchu, Peru
8. Funkin’ in a favella in Rio de Janeiro
9. Watchin’ whales in Kaikora, New Zealand
10. Driving through the outback in Western Australia

Other experiences include:
Football matches in Rio and Buenos Aires, shopping in Tokyo and Hong Kong, Frozen Inca girl in Arequipa, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches in Rio, p-p-p-picking up penguins in Chile, Aussie rules in Oz, bungy jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand, sailing the Whitsundays in Australia, cruising the Amazon rainforest and river in Brazil, Christmas in Chile by the lakes and the “paramount” volcanoes, New Year’s at Sydney Harbour, admiring the views at Sydney Harbour, learning to surf in Byron Bay, Australia, classical music at Sydney Opera House, posing down Bondi Beach in Sydney, De la Soul live in concert and much, much, much, much more.

Travelling by numbers:
Number of months away................10
Number of countries visited...............15
Numbers of boats we took......................16
Number of people from Jersey we met/bumped into...............23
Number of different airports visited................30
Number of miles travelled..............100,000
Number of times Alex got scared........100,001

Posted by leesio 09:20 Tagged round_the_world

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