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...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.

Favourite journey
Also our longest, but definitely worth it - the Trans-Siberian Express. Each morning we woke to an entirely different landscape.

Biggest surprise
Culture shock in Los Angeles.

Biggest disappointment
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.

Worst hostel
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.

Favourite destination
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!)

Posted by shoestring 15:01 Archived in USA Tagged flight new york usa leaving jfk

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we've missed you too!!
don't worry - have stocked up on teabags :-)

by frances ray

We expect a big entrance from you both, one being Wally. It will be strange for you both to adjust. We have enjoyed the blog and entertaining each other with our comments as I am sure have you,maybe. You'll have to start planning for your next big adventure. Maybe Wally can go again too. Shame about some disappointments on the way but what a magical and wonderful experience you've both had.
We expect to see more of Wally!!!! It's a must. Such fun. Cu soon. XXX

by nessie noodles

Can't believe this is the end of the blog! I've genuinely enjoyed reading it and even got a little excited to read each instalment, can't you go and do it again so I can carry on reading???

by Andy

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