I’d never been out of Australia until about 6 years ago. Well, I thought, it’s now or never. And now I’ve been to over 30 countries.
I say to people who say -“I can’t afford to travel” – I tell them: “Go to the travel agent and book it – and then the money seems to magically appear. That’s how you do it, otherwise you can’t afford to go anywhere.”
The first trip ever was to Thailand. I back-packed north and south with my daughter. We did a trek through the jungle. We rode elephants, and we went down the river. We went to a Thai wedding and I got into the Thai wine and got a little bit merry. Phuket was like paradise for me. That was probably the happiest trip, with my daughter.
I always wanted to go to Ireland because of my ancestors. Absolutely loved Ireland.
They had the singalong in the pub until 11:00 at night and then the old people would go home and us youngies would stay for the nightclubs.
I used to look at England on the TV and never wanted to go there, always wet, always raining. And yet when I arrived there, that was my most favourite. When I got there, I had a strong sense of coming home.
In New Zealand, in the morning, they picked me up and I jumped out of a plane. And then I did Level 5, white-water rafting.
In America, I went to LA, went to Las Vegas, and as I’m a marriage celebrant I loved all the corny little wedding chapels. I went to Washington and because I’m a detective, I went to the spy museum, and Maxwell Smart was there. I found that rather amusing.
I’ve also been a scuba diver here in Australia. I’ve dived Mount Gambier – the caves and I’ve dived the Great Barrier Reef, plus the coast of W.A.
I’ve been around Australia twice.
I’m going to Vietnam, Cambodia next.
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