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Things that suck about long-term travel

A great post by Nomadic Matt over on Travel Blogs highlights 5 things that suck about long term travel.

Although the longest continuous travelling for me has been about 4 months (coming to Australia kind of morphed into emigrating, so I won't count that), I think he has some good points.

For me, I think the hardest thing is missing family and friends. Particularly if you hear of anything going wrong back home, this can become a really painful side of being away. This is somewhat offset by the fact that I usually end up meeting other friends or family that I haven't seen in ages while travelling, so it kind of works itself out.

Another thing is the sense that you always need to be doing something. Even on a 4 month journey, there's a part of you that feels like every day needs to count and be filled with excitement. Luckily most days are filled with excitement, merely due to the fact that you are in a different place. Some days you really just need to sit around and not do much at all. For me at least, that often feels like I'm missing out on seeing something. That does of course depend where I'm travelling at the time. Some beach destinations in particular are visited mainly to relax, so that's not much of a problem ;)

Any long-term travellers care to add their thoughts?

Posted by Peter 16:50 Tagged round_the_world Comments (2)

Miles enjoying his afternoon apple.

Ok, so I realise this blog has just become my place to post photos of Miles. I *promise* I'll post some other things, but in the meanwhile, you'll have to put up with it! And this was just too funny not to post.

One thing you should know about Miles is that he LOVES to eat. He doesn't give up easily either, as you will see in this video I took on my phone yesterday. Stay tuned for a cameo of me stealing some of his food - normally that would never work.

Posted by Peter 18:38 Archived in Australia Comments (6)

No new travel reports, but Miles is getting older!

all seasons in one day

And here are some pics for those who are interested..

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Miles enjoying his football

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Miles learning to stand.

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Miles being harassed by me! My favourite game ;)

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Miles PJs that match his blanket.. looks strange when the two are together.

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Ok, so maybe there was some travelling.. we went down to the Great Ocean Road a few weeks back. Always nice for a visit. Miles didn't seem to mind too much either. Except for the drive back that is, which he seemed particularly unhappy about!

Here's some photos from this latest visit to The Road.

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