25.08.2011 - 25.08.2011
...We're leaving today.
Looking back over the last four months we're feeling very mixed emotions. Are we sorry that our adventure is nearly over? Yes. Are we glad to be returning home? Definitely. We can't wait to see everyone again and return to some kind of normality - where we're not living out of a couple of backpacks and moving on every other day.
As we wait at JFK for our flight home (via Iceland) we've picked out ten highlights and lowlights...
Country with the best food
China - tasty, cheap food that was nothing like what you get in Britain.
Also our longest, but definitely worth it - the Trans-Siberian Express. Each morning we woke to an entirely different landscape.
Culture shock in Los Angeles.
Paris. Our first desination was not the city we'd expected at all - streets that were dirty and, well, a bit smelly, plus one of the worst hostels we've stayed in.
The very worst, however, was SameSun in Vancouver. Too much to list here...
Something we're glad we packed
Laptop computer. For booking hostels, working out transportation and keeping the blog updated, it's been invaluable.
Something we wish we'd packed
More socks. We didn't pack enough and those we had have slowly disappeared.
Japan. Friendly people, beautiful scenery, crazy cities.
Most photogenic moment
Sunset in Tofino.
Things we've missed
A proper cup of tea, curry, families and friends (natch!)