Day 724: Mandy’s Pressie from PNG

Xmas Day 2010: After a couple of hours kip I was up an’ at ’em, ready to TAKE ON THE WORLD!!! My only problem was that I had spend the few remaining dollars I had on beer last night (you WOULD NOT BELIEVE how expensive Australia has suddenly just become: we’re talking a UK fiver for HALF a pint… seriously!!). I scraped together what I had and hoped it would be enough for a taxi to the airport. I would be taking the 11.30am flight from Cairns to Melbourne. I didn’t quite have enough to pay the full fare, but my lovely taxi driver (from my fav Indian state of Kerala) let me off a couple of dollars – hell, it was Christmas day and I did spend the entire journey telling him how cool I thought his hometown was! So in the airport I changed…

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! It's been an incredible year for The Odyssey! It all started (well actually, it nearly didn't...Graham missed his first bus!) on the 1st January 2009 near the border of Argentina and Paraguay, which - as I write this - was 358 days ago (it's Christmas Eve here in England). Since then, we've seen Graham travel through 129 countries - by surface - I'm tired even thinking about the journey! It's been an amazing, eventful and sometimes arduous journey so far, between having been arrested 3 times, endured great boat journeys across great oceans, sleeping on hard floors and in tired rooms, and still managing to maintain a rather chipper disposition without getting ill once and whilst missing the love of his life, Mandy - and he's a ginger! How does he do it?! The time is right to say... Thank you : Gracias…

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