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Trip Start Jun 29, 2005
Trip End Nov 30, 2009

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

My last full entry covers a couple of wet but wonderful weeks back home in Sydney.

To chuck another shrimp on the barby, and check out the resulting wedding ring bling, click the bridge below:

The rest details one serious overland odyssey - a journey of a lifetime covering 30 countries in 380 days. It's a long story so if you're looking for something in particular, skip to:

- Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Hong Kong, Mongolia, Russia, Estonia, Sweden and Denmark, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy/Sicily, Malta, Tunisia, France, Spain, Portugal, UK

Click an image to visit or see below for personal favourite and summary entries.

My personal favourite entries:

It may have been the experience or the people, the photos or the way it
was written. Whatever the reason, here are some of my favourite entries (listed in no particular order).

- El Alamein: Fortunes of War
- Koh Phi Phi: Temptation Island
- Santorini: Life on the edge of a super volcano
- Riung on Flores (Indonesia): O come all ye travellers
- The Middle East: parting thoughts
- Lake Baikal: Pearl of Siberia
- Luang Prabang: Jewel of the Mekong
- Chios: Destroy the church - with fireworks!
- the White part of the Western (Libyan) Desert
- Sagres: heaven on a stick
- Ice Hotel: Nice 'n' Icey

Ross about to be dinner

Summary entries include:

- Answers to that question - my favourite place(s)
- Travel philosophies
- Parting thoughts on the Middle East
- Parting thoughts on Egypt
- Realities of long-term travel in winter
- Parting thoughts on Russia
- Riding the rails on the Trans Mongolian/Siberian
- 24 hours of hell - Crossing from Laos to Cambodia overland
- Parting thoughts on Myanmar
- Parting thoughts on Indonesia
- A yacht life - cruising the high seas

If you are interested in the technologies I used to produce this blog, please see these entries:

- Technotrekker Travel Technologies - Hardware
- Technotrekker Travel Technologies - Software
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krista on

Hi Ross!!
See you are doing fine!! Autumn has started in Holland now. So it's very rainy an windy aswell. And nothing is happening here... Working working working. But that's okay. I make lots of fun in the weekend. Well that's it for now.

Bye bye
x Krista

technotrekker on

Re: Hi Ross!!
Heya Krista,

How's it going over there now? Still partying, working for that crazy man and being trailed by the stalker? Spring is here so hopefully things are looking up.

Might see you in the Netherlands sometime soon!


sydneyoh on

hi there,

I've just send you an email, cant find it back, were is it?


technotrekker on

Re: email
Hi Patrice,

My reply bounced so you probably mistyped your email address. Hope to hear from you again.


spiriteros on

CONGRATS! on your amazing journey!
I covered much of the same territory on 2 different backpacking trips. Western Europe and Israel from March 1980 through November 1980 and Australia, Southeast Asia, South and Southwest Asia, and Moscow from April of 1984 through March of 1985. I'm glad to see that you're somewhat of a nudist as well. Also, I did it as an openly gay young man. Rock on, Dude!

technotrekker on

Re: CONGRATS! on your amazing journey!

It would have been a lot different and more difficult doing it back then - nice work. And whilst I'm not gay, on a journey of discovery you do have to get nude occasionally, so glad you appreciated the pics.


alinmattrtw2005 on

Totally Amazing
Thats is one totally amazing trip there! Good for you - and a super blog too...great reading and fabulous piccies.......

technotrekker on

Re: Totally Amazing
Thanks guys - cheers for the kind words and for sharing the spirit.

Happy travels,

papayaprincess on

I just have to say, that your blog is amazing! It's incredibly informative and your pictures are gorgeous! I only hope that I can make my next blog as professional as yours...Plus I'll use your tips for the middle east, as I'll be going there soon!
Keep up the wonderful work!

technotrekker on

Re: Wow!
Heya Ali,

Thanks very much for getting in touch and for the kind words. It did take a lot of time and effort so is good to hear from those who appreciate it. If you make it back for another read, don't forget to vote!

Hope you keep trekkin' and do let me know when I can read some of your entries from the Middle East. It was the most surprising and probably the favourite part of my trip.

Ross (tt)

backpakker on

Amazing pics
The photos are simply amazing...especially the formations near the river ...simply beautiful.Naturemakes man feel so small...so insignificant

technotrekker on

Re: Amazing pics
Thanks mate - not sure which river you're referring to but there are some good ones in there that do make you feel very insignificant...

Keep trekkin,

buzzingtalk on

what an awesome trip. ive planned something similar and been dreaming of it for 7 years now but at only 21 need more time to save cash. its good to read a blog from someone who has done the same - the pictures and the way you write really compliment each other :)
safe travels!

technotrekker on

Re: amazing
Thanks for the kind words buzzy and i hope it's not too long until you get out there and live that 7 year dream. Send us the link to your blog when you get rolling!


technotrekker on

Re: Oh my goodness
Hey Claudine,

We can certainly make dreams a reality, and this travel one is not that difficult at all. The best part is it's a great investment in yourself and you come back plenty the wiser for it.

Hope to hear from you again and that you enjoy the rest of the blog!


technotrekker on

Re: bingger
Cheers bingger - glad you liked it.

Keep trekkin,

majida on

i feel unable to use the apropriate word to
peace be upon you
i feel unable to use the apropriate word to describe how fantastic yor travellings were as it seems to me

mebrehl on

Hey it looks like you have gone to some pretty awesome places... in a couple years I am going back to Europe. Any suggestions?

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