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Back in the UK


So, we have finally made it back to the UK, after travelling 85,000 km around the world, I think we can safely say we pulled off having a trip of a lifetime travelling around the world. We are currently in Manchester having some quality time with my family after arriving in London 2 days ago. The jetlag is slowly getting better but what that means in reality is that I woke up at 6am instead of 4am, so small steps.

We really enjoyed Singapore, everything was all very easy. Interesting vegetarian food was easy for come by in Little India especially, which was a welcome contrast to our painful trips to find food we wanted to or could eat in China. The people were very friendly and the whole place was very civilised, clean, modern, but with touches of history and colonial architecture in every little district. We loved the skyline by Marina Bay, especially the Bay Gardens with the eerie looking fake trees lit up in purples and blues. That was where we spent our last night of the trip, in a rooftop bar with a great 360 degree view of the rest of Singapore. I think we'll always remember that night as a perfect way to end the trip.

Anyway, tomorrow reality kicks in. We're hiring a van to take us and the stuff we had left here before we went away with us back to London. That's when we move back in and consider ourselves properly at home. Getting our stuff back out of storage really isn't something we're looking forward to!

So, just a quick summing up of what we did on our year away:

Visited 15 countries

  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Australia
  • Thailand
  • Laos
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore

Not too shabby for a year. It's not the end of our adventures though, we'll always have more trips planned, as well as other interests we want to develop but this trip has definitely given me the confidence to at least try and tackle more new things in the future. We have to keep life interesting somehow!

Posted by pixies 23:50 Archived in United Kingdom

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