Sunday, November 11, 2007
Last Look at Oz (No More Wallabies!)
I was the lucky recipient of extraordinarily good luck on two fronts during my most active travel years.
On the peace front, I was lucky enough to go through Pakistan and Iran in 1998. Through Zimbabwe before the crisis got truly bad. Through Sudan at a time of relative calm. Through East Timor post-war, as one of the first tourists.
On the prosperity front, the US dollar was at unprecedented heights when I went around the world. When I lived in Australia, I got almost double for every dollar I spent.
Which is why I was able to splurge on things like catching a helicopter back from a snorkeling excursion to the Great Barrier Reef.
Visiting the giant pineapple was even cheaper.