Round the World – 2010/11

When the time of Chris’s retirement arrived we decided that we needed a big change to mark the end of her working career and the start of retirement. Our house in Hanham was far too big for us, especially after Alasdair left home. And although it was convenient for Chris’s surgery it was far from the attractions of Bristol.

Also we had got back into communication with friends of mine from university who were now living in Western Australia. It would be nice to visit them, and my relations in Sydney.

And the geological club I belonged to were having an excursion to Naxos – a Greek island in the Aegean.

One thing led to another and we decided to sell our house, travel by train to Greece and go Round the World. The story is told below

The Build Up.

Retirement Day Today!

What our plane ticket gets us

Our rail tickets

Homeless

The table below contains all the posts I made about our round the world trip, in the order of the events. Unfortunately this is not the order in which they were written! So to follow the story follow the links in the order below, not by clicking on the “Next Post” link on the posts.

The Home Page was modified as we went along and should really be the last post – I will put a copy at the end of the list.

Home Page

Europe
Austria
Hungary
Serbia
Bulgaria
Greece
Thessaloniki
Chalkidiki
Meteora
Crete
Santorini
Amorgos
Naxos
Athens
Italy
Switzerland
AsiaSingapore
Indonesia – Bali
Bali – Part I
Bali – Part II
Bali – Part III
OceaniaAustralia
Sydney – Introduction
Sydney
Cairns
Uluru
Alice to Adelaide
Adelaide and Perth
Big Tree Country
Margaret River
Walpole and Albany
Esperance and Kalgoorlie
Our Bush Trip
New Zealand
Now in New Zealand
North Island Trek
South Island
Coromandel
Fiji
USA
The LONG Tuesday
Still Surviving
Hawaii – Part I
Hawaii – Part II
Hawaii – Part III
America Now in San Francisco
San Francisco
Monterey and Hearst Castle
San Diego
Palm Springs
Las Vegas
The Road to Santa Fe
Santa Fe and Around
Trail Canyon Ranch
Mesa Verde
San Juan Goosenecks and Monument Valley
Grand Canyon
Bryce, Zion and Coral Pink Sand Dunes
Death Valley, Yosemite and Kings Canyon
Mexico
Mexico City
Guanajuato
Puebla and Cholula
Oaxaca
San Cristobal
Costa Rica
Costa Rica – Part I
Costa Rica – Arenal
Guatemala and Belize
Mexico
Yucatan – I’m Pissed Off!
Yucatan – Part I
Our Life in Ruins
Europe
United Kingdom
What we are doing now
Home Page