I'm off tomorrow. How very exciting!
So the trip is Paris > Osaka > Noumea, New Caledonia > Efate, Vanuatu > Noumea > Paris (via Tokyo). It's a lot of hours in the air, but I'm planning to sleep, watch some movies, sleep, read a little, sleep. You get the picture.
I'm not sure how much internet access I'll have along the way, and so I'm guessing posts will be few and far between over the next couple of weeks or so. But don't fear, I'll be back - with tales.....
A while back I travelled from London to Beijing by train - via Brussels, Moscow, Siberia and Mongolia on the trans Siberian and trans Mongolian railways. It was an amazing trip, with moments of hilarity mixed in with moments of sheer horror.
"Why are we doing this?" was a big question , as we sat in the carriage of the train on the fourth consecutive day, nothing but cheap Russian vodka to warm our souls.
We all concluded that the reason to travel was to come back armed with tales to tell. Surely that's exactly what travellers through the ages have done? Although, I guess that Marco Polo never came back with tales of dodgy disco's in Ulaan Bataar and eating mouse on a stick in Beijing. But maybe he did.
Whatever happens on this trip, you can be assured that you'll be reading about it here.
I wish you all a lovely couple of weeks, and we'll meet up again soon.