The Great Walkabout 2015 travel blog

The Great Walkabout 2015

The Great Walkabout
Walkabout refers to a rite of passage during which male Australian Aborigines would undergo a journey during adolescence and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months.

In this practice they would trace the paths, or "songlines", that their ancestors took, and imitate, in a fashion, their heroic deeds. Merriam-Webster, however, identifies the noun as a 1908 coinage referring to "a short period of wandering bush life engaged in by an Australian Aborigine as an occasional interruption of regular work", with the only mention of "spiritual journey" coming in a usage example from a latter-day travel writer.

Well, this is not quite the same thing, traveling by planes across oceans and continents. It may be more like a guy duplicating the backpacker's journey except with nice hotels and a roller bag.

And, using a Round-the-World ticket, all you have to do is keep heading in the same direction (east in my case) and stop where you want,

The journey is the reward.
World-Pacific map

Order: oldest at bottom ( reverse )

Home at Last
Impressions of Hong...
Weekend in Bangkok -...
Last Day in Istanbul...
Istanbul by Day
Reflections on Paris...
Christopher's Wedding
O'Hare airport
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