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I'm an Aussie who likes wandering all over the world but keeps coming back home to paradise and my family. If you are reading this on one of my travel blogs, I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed creating them. If you are reading the Diabetes and weight loss blog - I hope it helps in your battle with the beast. Cheers, Alan

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Who, me?

I'm new at blogging and just realised my "about me" story was too long to appear on every post. So I'm putting it in here and simplifying the repeating intro.

I'm an ordinary Aussie bloke who loves to travel. I did manage to get some glimpses of overseas travel with the RAAF as an Engineer - Keesler AFB Biloxi in the '60s, short trips to Auckland and also nearby islands (Cocos and Keeling, Christmas, Norfolk, Java) in the '70s, but until 2003 I had never really travelled overseas as a tourist. Things like living, raising a family, responsibility – all that humdrum stuff got in the way. So I traveled my own wonderful country, but always had an urge to see the world. One of my sons had managed to wander the USA, East Asia and Europe; how I would have loved to go with him. Then, in 2002 I discovered that I had more interesting blood than most people and decided that all those years of saving for a rainy day had finished. In fact, I decided that the rain was coming down in buckets and it was time to satisfy that wanderlust. So, since that day, we have been around the world twice and to Fiji and New Zealand between trips. I still wander the East coast of Australia each year, but I’ll always have that urge to see faraway places.

Some may know me from other places too, if this sig looks familiar:

Alan, T2, Australia
Everything in Moderation, Except Laughter.

The journey starts here: Brisbane to Singapore

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Alan --

    Thanks for posting this. It's wonderful to read about. I'm really glad you had such a great trip!