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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: 301 & 302

Towns / Cities Visited: 198

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 19,358

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,726,396

Awaking on both my partner’s mum’s birthday and our final full day of adventure, we did so rather begrudgingly. Not only because we weren’t excited to see our trip come to an end, but also because the previous night had been utterly freezing and we had managed a less than stellar sleep. …


Day: 300

Towns / Cities Visited: 196

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 15,365

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,707,038

Sometimes things just don’t go your way, and this morning was certainly going to be one of those times. For starters, before we even set out, we had already discovered that the cheese factory we had planned on visiting was closed due to COVID, and the gin distillery we had on the cards was closed for the winter. Still, refusing to be beaten down, we typed our next location into the GPS, wagered that surely nature wasn’t going to be…


Day: 299

Towns / Cities Visited: 195

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 14,179

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,691,673

As I’m sure most of you will know, it is rare that a good night of sleep can be found at the bottom of several bottles of alcohol, and thus we awoke not hungover, but certainly wearier than our adequate hours of sleep should have left us. Luckily, we had planned for such an eventuality and thus had organised exploring closer to home today with a few short trips around the natural wonders of Merimbula itself. …


Day: 298

Towns / Cities Visited: 195

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 9,883

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,677,494

Another bright morning saw the sun warming the lingering chill off our tent, condensation glistening on the canvas as we woke slowly to my partner’s birthday. When we finally brought ourselves to creep out into the day, it was with much groaning. Our calves had seemingly almost atrophied overnight, seeing us hobbling around until they had managed to stretch out enough for us to stand upright, although any kind of squatting or stair usage was clearly going to be painful…


Day: 297

Towns / Cities Visited: 195

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 23,557

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,667,611

Due to the fact that we both hate our legs and their general opinions on what we should do, we awoke to another sunny morning with the express purpose of spending another full day of hiking. That’s right, there is nothing better to follow a questionable sleep in a frosty tent then committing yourself to a full day of physical exertion. …


Day: 295 & 296

Towns / Cities Visited: 194

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 19,669

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,644,054

So here we were again, fitting a snippet of our larger trip into a brief stint before we went back to finishing our book. Afterall, we had promised ourselves we wouldn’t go on our big adventure until we were published. Still, sometimes life calls you away, and so it was that my partner and I were in our car, tent and accoutrements piled in the back, making our way to a weeklong adventure in Merimbula in order to…


Day: 293 & 294

Towns / Cities Visited: 193

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 20,701

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,624,385

Morning broke over the Tasman Peninsula and we rose slowly. Today’s only solid plan was that we needed to head north, and we had decided to do so by going what looked to be the scenic route. Bags packed once more, we drove away from this history rich area, vowing to return on the main trip to hit up all the other sites we hadn’t managed to fit in. Typing the address of our accommodation into the SATNAV…


Day: 292

Towns / Cities Visited: 192

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 16,536

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,603,684

Our day began early enough, although given that our accommodation was located a five minute drive from our destination, we did manage a decent sleep in. After a quick continental breakfast and packing ourselves some lunch for later, we hopped in the car and were soon joining the queue to enter our singular adventure for the day, Port Arthur Heritage Site. Despite the fact the doors had opened barely five minutes before, there was already a line out the door…


Day: 291

Towns / Cities Visited: 191

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 7,796

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,587,148

I stirred from my slumber to the same empty bed, my partner once again starting his morning with a pensive beach saunter. As my brain began to awake, I was met with a weight in my chest, the dread of our inevitable departure constricting my torso, injecting unwelcome anxiety into a place of peace. Determined not to let it spoil my last fleeting two hours, I headed to the kitchen to fix some breakfast as my partner arrived back, revived…


Day: 289 & 290

Towns / Cities Visited: 190

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 9,535

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,579,352

The day had finally come, a day a year and a half in the making, a day which would see us head to a place I had seen in a photo once, looked at the price, and thought ‘I might listen to the voice on my left shoulder this time’. You see, back before COVID was reaping havoc on the world, when I was trying to decide where I wanted to be for my thirtieth birthday seeing as…

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