RTW what if…?

Considering how difficult it was to shuffle my plans when I realized in Japan that I wouldn’t be able to take the Russian route home, you may wonder if I would have made different travel decisions if I had known. The answer is a resounding no! This post imagines what might have happened if I had…

RTW review – a year on the road

Wow, a year of continuous travel! And not a single mile flown. That’s quite an achievement. For my month 12 review I am going to do something different, especially since I just recently posted a lengthy review of South East Asia and also updated the post on the travel worries I had before I left. So that’s 12…

RTW review – first six months

Hard to believe I have been on the road already six months! Partly it feels like a mere matter of weeks, partly it feels like I have had at least a year’s worth of incredible experiences. This review sums up the past six months, not just the most recent month like my typical month reviews.…

RTW cargo ship to Malaysia

  Well, here we are again, on the eve of another cargo ship voyage across an ocean. Actually, by the time you read this, we will already be on our way as this is a scheduled post. My first two voyages were marvelous experiences, and now I am already an experienced cargo ship traveler. With my…

RTW Adelaide – part 2

In the end, I spent well over a week in Adelaide, in three separate time slots. First, I was there a few days right after I arrived from Coober Pedy and before I headed to Kangaroo Island. Another two days was spent in Adelaide before I headed to Coffs Harbor, and finally, three more days…

RTW The Dressmaker costume exhibition

When I was in Brisbane and saw the genius costume designer Marion Boyce at a Q&A session after the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries costume exhibition a question from the audience made me realize that the same genius had designed the fabulous dresses in the Kate Winslet movie The Dressmaker. So when I saw that the…

RTW Victor Harbor

Originally, my ship to to Malaysia was due to depart Adelaide on September 21st. A few weeks prior to ETD, I received my ticket by e-mail, with departure date for September 23rd. The extra few days meant that I would have had a week in Adelaide after my return from Kangaroo Island, waiting to embark.…

RTW walking with wallabies in Penneshaw

I’ve written already about the 2-day Kangaroo Island tour, but that wasn’t all I saw on the island. I had originally wanted to get to the island for 5-6 days, with a 1-2 day tour, a couple of days in Penneshaw and a few in Kingscote, the main city on the island, from where I…

RTW Kangaroo Island tour – day 2

What a difference a day makes! The previous day had some of the worst weather the island had seen in decades, so it was a pleasure to wake up and see the sun shining from nearly blue skies! The pick up this morning was at 9:35 am, after which we only picked up people arriving…