Well everyone, this is the final blog to finish of our amazing year long adventure.
We had a some what delayed departure from Los Angeles as the Air New Zealand plane that was due to take us back to the UK was hit by lightning whilst at Auckland airport. So we were stuck at LA Airport for an additional 10 hours before boarding a new, nice and shiny 777 aircraft at 3.45am! At least the flight was uneventful and we touched down at Heathrow without any further delays.
The next day our families got together and we had a 'Welcome Home' lunch, which was great.
So ends the travelling on this trip and we would like to thank all of you who have enjoyed reading our blog and taking the trouble to post some comments. It is always nice to get feedback. We are considering writing a book regarding our trip and our experiences, so if you see it in the bookstores in a year or two, please purchase a copy.
We hope that our tales may have inspired you to visit some of these more far flung and exotic countries and if you are considering doing a six month or year long trip, do it! You won't regret it!
Thanks again and best wishes,
Paul and Clare