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On Our Way

Day 1 - Brisbane to Shanghai.

rain 16 °C
View Tom & Jen's "Continental Drift" on jkerkin's travel map.

We finally got packed, Rick graciously dropped us at the airport and started on our 110 day travels. Great relief to get on the plane and just shut off home life, well for a little while, and just enjoy each day as it comes. We now need to get into travel mode, check your passport 10 times, check you have all your bags, where is my next stop and hotel, food, get money, pack and unpack your bag etc, etc. Sounds simple! Its been 20 years since I "back packed" and a lot has changed. Looking forward to seeing how China has changed since I lived in Beijing for 6 months in 1995.

We arrived in Shanghai, after a short stop in Singapore Airport, our driver was there and we finally arrived at our hotel at 12.30 am, 14 hours of travel, and looking forward to a shower and sleep. Fortunately Jen has Platinum Virgin so we got lounge access and priority access onto the planes. Overall no missed flights, got through customs, got our international roaming phone working and got to our first hotel.

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Finally the trip has begun!
Stay safe and well and I hope all is as easy as the first day was. Enjoy the champagne and build the memories.

by Anthony

Great the journey has started
Stay safe relax sometimes and enjoy

by Sumo

Will use my hotmail address

by Sumo

Will follow your adventure - very exciting times for you both. Good Luck ✈️?? love Pete and Heather xx

by Heather Miers

Love the blog. Take care if each other xox

by Monique

Glad to hear you're on your way - we look forward to sharing the journey with a wee bit of envy!

by Mack and Fiona

Bon Voyage, Adieu, See you soon. Have a great trip; I get back from out west soon and then will wend my way over to France. Hopefully our paths will meet!

by Alan Daviw

Will use my hotmail address

by Sumo

Have a fantastic trip. Looking forward to following along.

by Sharn and Kevin Duff

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