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Chris Sayer’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 05 Jun 2014

Location: Tasmania, Australia

MapTime seems to drag in this final week leading up to our next overseas holiday. There are plenty of jobs to be done - at work ensuring things are in place for my absence, and at home so that everything is right for our housesitters.
The excitement is tangible. In a few days we will fly to Melbourne, but instead of catching a Skybus into the city, we will head nextdoor to the International terminal, walk through a door and effectively leave Australia. The next day we will be in Venice, experiencing summer, a foreign language and a brand new city to explore, the start of a journey that's been a year in the planning. I find it incredible that we can be so far away from home and still be on the planet.
If I had a dollar for every time I've been told "no riding motorbikes", we could've paid for the trip all over again. Be assured - there will be no two-wheeled transport on this particlar expedition.