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Trip Start Dec 12, 2010
Trip End Jan 05, 2012

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Flag of Tanzania  , Zanzibar Central/South,
Thursday, May 12, 2011

How time flies when you are having fun ! After travelling 57,995 Kilometres in 37 cities of 14 different countries thus far  I cant believe that I have been 'on the road' for five whole months now. As well as it being the anniversary of my fifth month away it is also my brothers Birthday ! Happy Birthday Bro !   Wish I was spending it with you but I will make up for it next year I promise.

I have even MORE revelations that I wish to share after this amount of time away and hope that when I return I will reflect on them and the memories will come gushing back as clearly as they do when I am actually documenting them.

After five long months ………….

The 5 kilos that I lost and the toned torso that was attained whilst sweating and yoga-ing in Bali was reversed after only 2 weeks of inactivity and eating the amazing cuisine in India !!!! Damn !!!

A day in the hot sandy desert on a camels back = a cold and a cold sore

India and Africa I find amazingly SAME,  SAME BUT DIFFERENT The countryside and landscape is somewhat similar as is the plight of the poverty stricken population.

I will NEVER, EVER take a hot shower for granted EVER again !!!!!

I will ALWAYS have a soft spot for children, especially those who are underprivileged or disabled.

I knew that due to the "law of averages"  my bags would get lost eventually but when they did it was devastating yet I remained calm…… just.

Come to Africa if you want to slow down (mandatory) and chill out you feel like you are moving in slow motion and that's only after two weeks !

You are not ALWAYS going  to 'click’ with the people you are on tour with.  Best to ‘build a bridge and get over it’ as they say.

There are good and bad in EVERY race……………. And I have seen both (I believe).

I can’t remember what my OWN bed felt like !!! (that’s VERY scary)

I am never going to own more than 20 kilos of Toiletries and clothes again IN MY LIFE (especially if I have to carry them around on my back).

I finally have CARRIED my back pack ON MY BACK …. Took five months …. But now I have done it ! (need the services of a chiropractor urgently ! – only joking )

I am capable of SOOOOOOO much more than I initially thought five months ago.

I STILL Don’t REALLY care for Camping (especially in the rain) BUT AT MY AGE I DON’T CARE THAT I DON’T !!!!

No matter how many parcels I send back to Australia my back pack won’t budge to under 20 kilos !

Kids love unconditionally and their innocence is priceless

I miss my kids terribly :-(
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