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On my dream trip to travel the world, taste its foods, see its wonders, and meet all the strange and beautiful people who reside here.

Day: 271 & 272

Towns / Cities Visited: 179

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 18,972

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,379,423

Stretching our sleep in out as far as humanly possible, we eventually rolled out of bed, packed our bags, scoffed a helping of complimentary breakfast provided by our host, and folded ourselves back into the car. In fact, our stay in Gordon had been so brief that it would come to be that I would retain absolutely no pictorial memory of the place anywhere accessible in my mind by the time I finally had a chance to regale…


Day: 267, 268, 269 & 270

Towns / Cities Visited: 177

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 49,964

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,360,451

Another travel day had dawned, and we arose to gather our belongings and bid farewell to Edinburgh once again. When asked where she wanted to go on her trip abroad with us, aside from Italy of course, my mother’s answer of Scotland had come swiftly. Having been a number of years previous, she had asked if perhaps we could spend a little time in Edinburgh and Glasgow again before she had to return to normality back…


Day: 266

Towns / Cities Visited: 176

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 15,642

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,310,487

Our final day in Edinburgh saw us awake to a bitterly cold morning. The kind of cold which calls huddled masses to the side of radiators and begs you to slip on your thermals before you dare do anything else. Tea and toast warming our insides and donned in every shred of winter clothing we carried, to the point that nought but our faces were left uncovered, we stepped out for another day of adventure.

By the time we had…


Day: 265

Towns / Cities Visited: 176

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 17,373

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,294,845

Another lazy lie in saw us rolling out of bed mid-morning, lingering over a little breakfast, then stepping out the door in search of the day’s nearby singular activity, the Royal Yacht Britannia. …


Day: 263 & 264

Towns / Cities Visited: 176

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 23,894

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,277,472

Arising to another clear blue Maltese morning, we gathered our things and made the ten minute, heavily laden trudge to the airport. No part of me wanted to leave; I had grown fond of Malta more than I had ever expected to. Still, progress called, and I consoled myself that our flight would deliver me back to another of my favourite places, Edinburgh. The trip went fairly smoothly, check-in was a breeze, but the gate had no seating…


Day: 262

Towns / Cities Visited: 176

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 14,420

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,253,578

We awoke to our final day in Gozo with a mix of eager anticipation and bittersweet sadness. With simultaneously heavy and light hearts we packed our bags, and before heading out I placed the gift for my friend’s mother on the kitchen bench, along with a card I had written. I would later receive a message from him, once more surprised by the fact I remembered what he had told me his mother liked more than a year previous: a…


Day: 261

Towns / Cities Visited: 175

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 17,536

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,239,158

Unbeknownst to us at the time of planning, but entirely advantageous to us at its fruition, the little apartment my friend’s family string pulling had begotten us just so happened to be literally across the road from what we had planned for our day long before said arrangements were made. As such, we took the opportunity to revel in a lie in, rising just after ten and rustling together some breakfast from the supplies so graciously provided to us. …


Day: 260

Towns / Cities Visited: 175

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 11,474

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,221,622

Today was the day, the day we were to head to the island of Gozo, thus toting bags packed with the systematic efficiency of almost ten months of non-stop travel, we bid farewell to our Airbnb, and made the half hour drive to the ferry terminal on the other side of the island. Adding our car to the queue of others waiting to board the next vessel, we went into the building beside us to find out where to buy…


Day: 259

Towns / Cities Visited: 173

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 8,794

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,210,148

Awaking and turning off the thunderstorm soundtrack I sleep with, I had to do a squinting double take to make sure I had actually achieved the task, as the sound of rain continued. Alas I had not faltered, and as I drew back the curtain, I was met with a downpour outside. It was officially the first day of winter and Mother Nature was determined to remind us of that fact. Today was going to be a soggy one by…


Day: 258

Towns / Cities Visited: 171

Countries Visited: 30

Steps Taken Today: 12,088

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,201,354

Up and ready for another adventure filled day, we eagerly stepped out the door only to come face to face with a major speed bump to achieving our plans, a flat tyre. It would seem that in our endeavour to find the cart ruts the previous evening, winding through the under-construction roads, we had managed to get something lodged in the tyre, not obvious to the eye, but troublesome enough that it had lost all of its air overnight. Frantically…

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