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Old Stuff here we come

Kevin and I have seen more of Australia than most, but this time we will venture to another world... or at least another country or three.

I've always wanted to go to the UK to see "old stuff". I don't have a specific area that I want to see, although Southern England is where my ancestry is. Thoughts of England always seem to conjure images of Bath and Stonehenge, and lots of castles and thatched cottages... Scotland; the highlands (and scenes from Braveheart); and Ireland the Irish countryside and pubs (and Irish dancers).

I don't do "cold" very well so the timing is important - late Spring and early Summer should be reasonably bearable, if I take my winter gear.

The flight from Australia to England is very long so we decided to have a few days stopover on the way there and back. Someone suggested that jetlag is better (felt less) if you continue to travel West-wards... so our "Around the World" route was determined and flights booked:

Brisbane > Singapore (4 days) > Heathrow (UK Roadtrip - 8 weeks) > Vancouver BC (1 week) > Brisbane

So we head off on Sunday 12 May (yes I know it's Mothers Day) and return 25 July. A long time to be away, yes, but we have a lot to see in that time :).

This blog is to journal our adventures - feel free to follow along...

PS: This is my first time using Travellerspoint to blog - please let me know what you think as we journey around the world.

Sue

Last blog: https://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/snikpohKS/Trips/30439

Posted by snikpohks 22:01 Archived in Australia Tagged preparation why

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