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Greetings from Wimbledon, finally!

Woops! I've posted already without an introduction, so I hope you'll excuse me...

Grew up in Australia, worked in IT in London for the past 12 years or so and have had the pleasure of discovering the northern hemisphere. And now with the inspiration of this site (thanks to the great work of Grant, Susan and everyone who's contributed) planning a 2 year RTW aiming to depart Aug 2013.

Looking forward to HU UK next year and hopefully will meet some of you there.

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Hey welcome.........I'm nearby in Sutton, as is Nadsicles ( another Aussie). Where are you planning to roam?
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Thanks Belle.

Planning a 2 year (or more, most likely!) RTW from Aug 2013. Kazakhstan, Western China (probably the 219... have started a thread on this in Route Planning and will update it as I progress with the bureaucracy) Nepal and Northern India will be my first leg of at least 6 months if not a year.

After which I've decided not to do any further planning... one can get swamped by detailed plans and then you are living to a strict timetable! Having done this for the first 47 years of my life I don't intend to repeat it!

So to allow for maximum living experience and serendipity I will take it pretty slowly. Am keen to spend at least a month in many spots and in some spots 3 months in order to absorb the culture. Have just tried searching HU on where people think are some of the best camping spots on the planet but for some reason the search didn't work... will persist further.

Have just seen some of your posts... sounds like you're quite an adventurer... am also thinking of the Caspian Sea but maybe in Sept after the midgies?!

Just booked into HUBB UK for next May/June which promises to be very helpful, especially on the eve of my trip. Are you already planning your next adventure?

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Thanks!

Thanks Zandesiro, enjoyed reading about your trip to Lake Como etc - what bad luck with the bearings!

Are you on a new trip or at the planning stage?
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Woops! I've posted already without an introduction, so I hope you'll excuse me...

Grew up in Australia, worked in IT in London for the past 12 years or so and have had the pleasure of discovering the northern hemisphere. And now with the inspiration of this site (thanks to the great work of Grant, Susan and everyone who's contributed) planning a 2 year RTW aiming to depart Aug 2013.

Looking forward to HU UK next year and hopefully will meet some of you there.

Thanks and Travel Well >>

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Hi Charles

We're poms who lived in Oz for 12 years and then came back, the hard way!
Good luck on your travels, don't plan too hard, you'll spoil all the fun!

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Thanks Kate & Will - what a great adventure you too had - loved the photos, might have to buy your book! Cheers!
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Thanks Kate & Will - what a great adventure you too had - loved the photos, might have to buy your book! Cheers!
Meet for a if like? We're only in Greenwich

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Meeting up for a pre-Yuletide drink

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Thanks guys - would love to. I've been living in the Peloponnese for a few months (we're harvesting the olives at present to produce the most divine oil imaginable!) and will return to London mid Dec. So if we can squeeze in a pre-Yuletide drink that would be great - will send you a PM in due course.
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Thanks guys - would love to. I've been living in the Peloponnese for a few months (we're harvesting the olives at present to produce the most divine oil imaginable!) and will return to London mid Dec. So if we can squeeze in a pre-Yuletide drink that would be great - will send you a PM in due course.
Cool, when you're done there you can come and help me on my little olive grove in Corsica, needs some TLC for sure!
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Ha ha, you'll be lucky! It's the pruning that's the key!
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Thanks Zandesiro, enjoyed reading about your trip to Lake Como etc - what bad luck with the bearings!

Are you on a new trip or at the planning stage?
Thank you for your kind words...
This year i just stepped in to Africa(marocco) ride story in the winter!
Then a weekend in Albania....
And for the next adventure i'm planning a trip to the "Stans"...But not for 2013, maybe next year 2014!
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Hey Charles,

The next big trip will be round Oz on postie bikes - not the Postie bike rally but just wandering around the place to see what we can see. But before that its probably going to be scooters around Turkey in June. No planning though, other than just a vague route and the right visas. Can't be doing with any of that expectation stuff.
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