February 2nd, 2004
create your own visited country map
Only 11 countries, 4% of the total. And I've never crossed the equator. And I've never been to four continents (South America, Asia, Australia, Antarctica).
wait. I thought you'd been to New Zealand.
Nope, never. Nor even to neighbouring Horse Trailer (Australia), despite being a lifelong citizen.
(I'd really love to go to NZ and Australia, but I've never had simultaneously-sufficient free time and money: it's always one or t'other.)
You're an Australian citizen? And you've never been there?
Yeah: my father was still an Australian when I was born, so I'm a dual citizen.
I'd like to go see my other country, but it's an 18-hour flight down (and I can't afford first class, and coach would be even more miserable than usual on a flight of that length), and the jet-lag is fierce enough that it's probably not worth going for just a week or so: I'd probably spend more time flying and adjusting than I would actually seeing Australia. And anyway, going on my own seems like it wouldn't be much fun, since I don't know anyone there, and I've got no-one to go with.
(My sister got to go see Sydney with my father, but sadly I missed out on that chance and it's unlikely to come 'round again.)
|Date:||February 3rd, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)|| |
MEMEMEME! I want to go to NZ and AU!
I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal.