Back in Australia

It hardly seems like three weeks, but we are back in Australia. Actually, we arrived many hours but many of those have been spent sleeping!

Our last stop in Europe was Amsterdam after a very bumpy ride with Air France. Sadly, we didn’t get a chance to cruise on the very attractice canals. We did visit the Red Light District at night. It seemed like the sex side of it was overwhelmed by the numbers of drug pushers. The sickly scent of marijuana was very strong – it gave me a headache and it’s a smell I never want to sniff again. Certainly had no desire to try.

After the Musee d’Orsay, we had to see the Van Gogh museum (the Dutch pronounce his surname like they are choking. In fact, Dutch sounds like a combination of choking and bringing up phlegm). Then off to Schipol airport and a 10 hour flight to Seoul.

We were too tired in Seoul to think straight. Otherwise I’m sure I would have bought that MP3 player in the Yongsan Electronics Town. Didn’t really get a chance to appreciate Insa-dong, the antique area. And I really don’t want to eat anymore Korean food for a long while, especially kimchi. It seems to be a cuisine which just doesn’t work for either of us.

The 10 hour flight with Asiana back to Sydney was better than the initial ride. The air seemed a bit cooler than the day flight and fewer passengers may have made it less stuffy too. Compliments to the pilot who did his best to avoid the equatorial turbulence.

It is good to be back, but I’m sure when we look at the photos we will start missing Europe again. Time to start planning the next trip!

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