No surprises for my friends and colleagues that I flew, railed, rode ferries and drove the equivalent distance of about five times around the world. My focus was predominantly on Asia, Australia and New Zealand with visiting 24 major cities in ten countries at least once. I also dropped in on many smaller towns including Bringalbert, Australia which has a population of 12!
Where did 2018 take you?
My year started with a fabulous New Year’s Eve in Shanghai, China now one of my top 20 cities in the world. I took 5000 photos through the year. Here are 34 moments from my travel adventures. Thanks for joining me.
I also added Beijing and Chongqing through the year, to my arsenal, neither of which I had ever been to before.
In the same region, came visits to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Taipei remains my favourite city in the whole of Asia and is a must for anyone seeking warm hospitality, easy accessibility, clean facilities, amazing food and fascinating museums and sights.
A fun few days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was spent enjoying the end of Ramadan while we had short but fun sojourns in Bali and Singapore.
I ranged up and down the East Coast of Australia including the island of Tasmania combining work with leisure as much as I could. This included two brief trips across to New Zealand’s Auckland and Christchurch.
Trying to Make a Difference
Travel takes one to the Bright Lights
Travel includes Peaceful Moments
Travel is also about checking out the food
Travel is also about making new friends
Chicken at the Red Cross Fair in Bangkok
I am already planning return visits to Auckland, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. Hope to see new spots in Thailand and Malaysia. Europe beckons with Croatia, Slovenia and Romania being my new countries in 2019. I will be helping with a homelessness sleep-out in Melbourne, Australia.
To you and your family, I wish you peace, hope and love in 2019. May we seek to use what we have to improve our planet.