After nearly 2 months off traveling around Europe and Asia I am now back home here in Australia so a big g’day to everyone… hope you didn’t miss me too much :P!
First off I would like to thank everyone for their support of JCD while I was away. I would like to thank the guest authors especially and those who joined in on the discussions as it is those who make JCD a better place.
JCD also managed to gain over 1500+ new subscribers while I was away so I also thank you guys for spreading the word, whether it be through social media or just word of mouth.
Back To Normal
Things are going to start getting back to normal meaning that I will be replying to all comments left on JCD (as I did before I left) however please be patient with me as I do have over 3000+ emails to sort through and business to catch up on as you could imagine, plus we just moved house and university started back today as well so it is pretty chaotic atm.
Anyway enough about that, here are some pictures and stories of my travels.
14 Countries in 44 days
Above you can see a map of some of the places that I visited on my tour and below is a list of the countries. All 14 countries were done in a time of just 44 days so it was pretty full on!
- Vatican City
- Hong Kong
If you would like to read about exactly where I went and what I did I would recommend visiting the official Contiki tour page as it goes into much more depth there.
To summarise 44 days and choose just a few highlights of my travels would not be fair as the whole tour itself was a highlight but to put it into perspective imagine partying everynight (yes, every night) and then having to wake up 5-7 hours later to explore a city and then doing this for 32 days straight… well you get the drift.
I also met a lovely lady from California too, however, I really don’t think we could have lived any further away from each other but such is life…
Anyway, enough about that here are some photos.
Want photos? Well I did have over 1200+ photos to choose from but here are a select 30 so as not to bore you :P. I actually also had about 200 more however my camera got stolen in Greece but luckily I had most of the photos backed up as well as travel insurance so I suppose it was not too bad. Anyway, enjoy.
The 46 of us who travelled around Europe together. I am at the very back.
Outside the Big Ben in London.
Posing in the good ol’ fashioned red telephone box.
ChÃ¢teau Versailles, home to Louis XIV.
My second visit to this beautiful city.
Outside the Louvre, Paris.
Good times on the beach in Biarritz.
Enjoying a cold one outside Biarritz.
Posing on the French Riviera.
In Monaco (the world’s second smallest country behind Vatican City). This is outside Monte Carlo Casino.
The classic leaning tower of Pisa pose.
In Venice… it is extremely beautiful here.
Also in Venice with my mate James just before our Gondola ride.
The whole group outside the worlds oldest amusement park, Prater.
In a beer hall in Germany where I meet another Aussie with the same shirt as me.
In Switzerland with my ultra classy $2.95 Australian umbrella.
Setting up camp in the Swiss Alps.
Check out how low the clouds – we are half way up the mountain.
Posing inside the Ice Palace at the top of Jungfraujoch mountain, Switzerland.
Jump posing at the top of Jungfraujoch mountain, Switzerland.
Posing at the top of Jungfraujoch mountain, Switzerland with my mate, Jenna.
Inside a waterfall also in Switzerland. It really is quite beautiful there.
Inside a clog in Amsterdam just outside the clog factory. We saw how they were made.
Taking a ride in the countryside of Amsterdam.
Inside a club called the Church in London.
The Big Buddha in Hong Kong.
Tai O, a fishing town on stilts in Hong Kong. Quite amazing really. Pity it smelt like fish intestines everywhere.
Repulse Bay Beach in Hong Kong.
On top of The Peak in Hong Kong. A truly magnificent site.
Hong Kong in the day… the last day of my tour.
Anyway, hope you enjoyed that. As always I will answer any questions you may have.