Around the world… and home

Almost a year away from home.

We’re home!  After just 24 days less than a year away from home, we’re back.  According to the airline, we flew 29,000 miles, from Boston to Paris to Bangalore to Sydney to Auckland to Fiji to Charleston to Boston, not to mention all the layovers in between.

It’s nice to be back, although a little strange.  The house is pretty much the same, though I now see it through different eyes.  It seems huge, and we seem to have so much stuff.  The cat recognizes us, and seems to he happy that we’re back.  We’re buried in boxes, having shipped home almost two dozen bags and boxes as well as the 10 checked and 6 carry-on bags we brought with us (and which, believe it or not, I managed to fit into my Prius along with all five of us, to get home from the bus stop.)

I’m not sure I’ll be adding much to this blog for a while. I think it will be nice to not be traveling.  If I find some time, I might dig through some of the videotape I shot while in India; although I focused most on still photos, some of the videos might be fun.  


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South Pacific favorites

A dozen favorite photos from each place.

For those readers – if I have any – who may have been overwhelmed by all the albums I’ve been posting in recent weeks (I know I have!), this blog entry is for you.

I selected a dozen favorite photos each from AustraliaNew Zealand, and Fiji, for your viewing pleasure.  Well, actually, New Zealand’s “dozen” has 15 photos, because I could not bear to part with any of them. 

The index page also provides links to the start of each country’s visit.


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Touring the South Pacific

We’re off to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.

After spending nine months in India, hey, why not keep on going around the world? So, we’re spending two weeks in Australia, two weeks in New Zealand, and 10 days in Fiji before returning to the US.  See map; our tour of Australia includes Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, and the south-east coast.


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