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Peggy and John

Poor John and Leggy Peggy biking in Hamburg

Welcome to our mayhem!

We are John and Peggy Bright from Canberra, Australia’s national capital.

Poor John (which will be his handle forevermore) is a retired Australian diplomat and lawyer. He is long suffering and I force him to do all this stuff. Yeah, right! Check out the truth. He’s from Adelaide, South Australia. And he loves travel and adventure.

I’m a freelance writer, specialising in plain English for the Australian Government. I’m originally from Nebraska, but left the USA in 1976 because I won a scholarship to do my master’s degree at the University of Cairo in Egypt.

Poor John and I met in Cairo. After my degree work, I returned to the USA to lecture in journalism at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. A little later we hooked up again and got married in Ajlun, Jordan, in 1980. After that, we spent quite a bit of time in the Middle East—especially Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Our first daughter was born in Damascus, Syria. We also had a few years living in South East Asia.

This blog is mostly about our extended road trips and the camping, sights, meals, happenings and occasional souvenirs that go with them.

Turkmenistan

A stroll in the desert in Turkmenistan

We’ve done a lot of time in cars, vans, trucks, buses, tuk tuks, trains, boats, ferries, donkeys, horses—you name it. And stayed in tents, hostels and cheap hotels most of the time. We’ve been part of many cook groups and shopped our way through food markets (one of my passions) in most parts of the globe.

We’ve loved two overland journeys in Africa, a Silk Road jaunt from London to Sydney (through the ‘Stans’ and Tibet), a second Silk Road trip from Tehran to Beijing, two expeditions in South America, many long jaunts in Australia, a train journey across Canada, an array of memorable tours in the USA, two road trips in India, and an expedition through Bhutan.

I reckon we’ve each more than 200,000 kilometres by road in the last five years—I wish there was a way to convert those to frequent flyer miles.

But our travels go way back and, when time permits, I’ll write about other, older adventures that you might find interesting. I love food, cooking and collecting cookbooks. I share that too, and you can check out my other blog—Cooking on page 32.

So drop in often—ask questions, leave comments. If you sign up to follow the blog, you’ll get an email every time I post a new item.

Confession: I’m almost always a little behind on the blog. Poor internet connections, too busy sightseeing, bouncing along on the back of a truck, lack of power are all reasons the blog jumps around from continent to continent (we’ve been to all seven).

Hope you don’t mind wondering exactly where in the world I am. There’s still lots of the world to explore.

Awards
And a quick comment about awards. Thanks in advance to everyone who nominates me for an award. It is most appreciated, but I will have to keep this blog award-free. We travel so much and in such remote places, I feel lucky when I have enough internet connection to get a blog post done. So thanks but please understand.

Bolivia

On the salt flats in Bolivia

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  1. Sy Seltzer / Jun 14 2011 3:31 am

    LeggyPeggy and John,

    Thanks for adding the “A Bit About Us” (just noticed it…). Now I have the complete picture on your grand tour via an overland truck; Here is the URL http://www.uktooz.com/index.asp for more info for people reading your blog.

    Cool, great way to see the back country and meet the local people and countries most people don’t even consider going to…. and from my point of view missing a lot!

    Have a safe trip… and take plenty of picture to show us all!

    Skipper/Sy aka Sy Seltzer
    NYC

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  2. Louise M Oliver / Jun 22 2011 12:36 pm

    Hi Peggy,
    Thanks for this. I’ll look up the link posted by Sy to get a more complete picture of your itinerary.
    Cheers
    Louise

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  3. Peggy / Jul 13 2011 8:20 pm

    Yay! I finally made it! (-: Looks like a fun adventure! Hope you are having a grand ol’ time. Love the About Us pic. Xx

    Peggy
    The Other

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  4. Jennifer Hogan / Jul 15 2011 10:31 am

    I really enjoy looking at your blog! What a great storyteller you are! 🙂

    JenNIFer

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  5. leggypeggy / Jul 15 2011 1:28 pm

    Thanks for all the good wishes. We are having lots of fun.

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  6. Jennifer Hogan / Jul 17 2011 6:39 am

    I just looked at your photo and you look identical to my husband’s aunt from Ireland!!! It’s weird how alike you are!!!

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  7. Sy S. / Aug 16 2011 4:50 am

    Hello to All who read this blog.

    LeggyPeggy today August 15, 2011 14:00 posted on a food message board… so I am writing to let everyone know she and Poor John are all right. Here is her comment;
    >I’ll tell some stories when I get back to Australia. Last week in Turkmenistan,
    I couldn’t even log into Food.com. They must think it’s subversive. icon_biggrin.gif
    Things are a little better in Uzbekistan, but I still can’t get to my blog. icon_sad.gif<

    I will post this in another location within this blog for others to see…

    Sy S.
    NYC

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  8. bergyvBergy / Oct 1 2011 1:02 am

    Well once again I can follow the adventures of Leggy Peggy & DH – Thanks for the link – I have missed reading all about you Cheers bergy

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  9. brucecastleman / Oct 8 2011 6:16 am

    This is a great blog! Thanks very much!

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 8 2011 4:02 pm

      Glad you are enjoying it. I’m having fun doing it too.

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  10. erica / Mar 5 2012 9:08 am

    Hi Peggy, I found your blog as I am seriously considering doing the london sydney explorer trip with uk to oz, which I think is the one you did. I’ve never even heard of the ”stan” countries and they are definitely not on my ”places to go list” – but I am hoping they are worth a trip. any comments on that would be welcome. I really wanted to do the odyssey that goes through India, but it doesn’t fit my timescale for 2012 and I don’t want to wait until 2013. Any tips or words of advice would be more than welcome. One question – how did you manage to post a blog on the trip, is there internet on the truck (somehow I doubt that) or did you just have to scout around for internet cafes when you hit a town? Look forward to your answer. All the best Erica

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 5 2012 9:57 am

      Hi Erica — nice to hear from you.

      The ‘Stans’ were fascinating. The way I look at it, Indian will always be there, but the Stans might not always be available. Who knows? Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan were two of the highlights of our trip. I still need to write more about both, and will do more of that soon. My pics are good reminders.

      It wasn’t always easy to do the blog. Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan were closed. Access to most of the internet was zilch. But I managed. I took a laptop and wrote items which I posted when I had the chance.

      Some of South East Asia was hard too. But then I’d find WiFi in the most unexpected places. The availability of internet cafes was variable. I am way, way behind on the blog, but am still writing about the trip. Will probably be doing that for months to come. Feel free to ask more questions.

      Cheers
      Peggy

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  11. Gary Pinger / Apr 17 2012 2:07 pm

    Hi Peggy

    We never dreamed of such adventures for a Nebraska girl !

    Have fun,
    Gary

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 17 2012 9:48 pm

      Hi Gary,
      Thanks for stopping in and for your good wishes. I think I always did dream of such adventures. But Nebraska will always be home.
      Hope you check in often. Cheers
      Peggy

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  12. Steve & Courtenay / Aug 13 2012 7:42 am

    Hi Peggy,
    It was great seeing you at Maggie’s wedding. We are eager to follow your travels.

    Steve & Courtenay
    Omaha, NE

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    • leggypeggy / Aug 13 2012 10:05 am

      It was great to see you too. Hope you enjoy coming along for our ride. 🙂

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  13. Daniela / Nov 28 2012 3:06 pm

    Dear Peggy, we did the trip to the perito moreno yesterday, the glacier was amazing!!!! but just the busdrive (in a small one) was a little bit to long and bumpy 😛 i wish you safe travel, have a good time!!! kind regards daniela & raphael

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    • leggypeggy / Nov 28 2012 6:36 pm

      Dear Daniela and Raphael — So glad you got to the glacier and thought it was amazing. Keep having fun and safe travels. Let us know if you ever come to Australia. 🙂

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      • daniela / May 16 2013 8:00 pm

        dear peggy

        i’m still fascinated by your blog, so many things to discover 🙂

        we definitely plan come to australia, but only in early 2015 🙂

        greets from switzerland! daniela

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      • leggypeggy / May 16 2013 8:12 pm

        Thanks daniela. Great to know yo are still watching the blog. Would love to show you around some of Australia, so keep us posted.

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  14. Janet Rosenzweig / Dec 14 2012 12:46 am

    Dear Peggy & John,
    Greatly enjoyed meeting you & spending time together! We couldn’t possibly cover all topics during the expedition – subsequently learned of your interest in food preparation, not just consumption. Will certainly follow your blog with interest. Also, I’m planning on visiting the five Stans next year so will appreciate your comments/insights re. the Silk Road. Will sign off now – dirty laundry spinning about, must go to the grocery store. It’s back to reality !
    Fondly, Janet.

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    • leggypeggy / Dec 15 2012 12:57 pm

      So wonderful to hear from you Janet. Nice to know you are home safely. Look forward to sharing more detail with you about the Stans. Will say bye for now as the bugs are chewing me up, but back soon. 🙂

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  15. gaetano barone / Dec 19 2012 11:53 am

    Hola leggypeggy 🙂 Better to do this comment now, before start going down south again… Was very nice to meet you two in Ushuaia and then in Iguazu’ jajajajja how funny was that…. I wish for you a very nice Christmas, probably in the sunny Rio….If you can go to visit the Botanical Garden there…
    I’m sure we’ll keep in touch easily with FB so we can track each other 🙂

    All the best and hasta luego

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    • leggypeggy / Dec 21 2012 2:18 am

      Hola Gaetono. Thanks for your good wishes. It was so great to meet you in both Ushuaia and Iguazu. It helps to remind us the world is small. Perhaps our third meeting will be in Australia.:) Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and a fantastic adventure on your newest Dragoman journey.

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  16. Janeene and Chris / Feb 15 2013 4:28 pm

    John and Peggy,
    Great to catch up with you at North Sydney railway station today. Hope you enjoyed your visit to Wendy’s garden. We’d love to receive regular updates of your travels on your blog.
    Cheers,
    Janeene and Chris

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 16 2013 8:57 am

      Hi Janeene and Chris
      It was such a lovely surprise to meet you in North Sydney, and so helpful to us. Wendy’s Garden is so beautiful. I’ll have to do a blog item on it. 🙂 If you want to follow the blog, just put your email address in the Follow This Blog box at the top right (then you’ll get an automatic confirmation email that you need to act upon—I think it’s just a ‘click here’ to confirm).
      Cheers
      Peggy and ‘Poor’ John

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  17. Mike Darbro, Class of '71 / Mar 18 2013 3:52 pm

    Austin! Great article in the UNK newsletter this month. Wow, am in awe of a former school mate. Am now a follower of your blog and looking forward to your adventures. KSC was where I developed my love of photography that has continued for 40-years so keep those pics coming, okay. Taking Rundstrom to lunch soon. We’ve managed to stay in touch. Good man. Amazing to read about you after so many years! Hell you do remember me, right? Good lookin’ guy?
    Stay-the-Course my friend,

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 18 2013 4:01 pm

      Oh wow Mike, anyone who remembers to call me Austin gets a big gold star in my book. Of course I remember you, who could forget such a good lookin’ guy. I knew that article was going to appear sometime soon. Hope it looks and reads okay. Glad you are following the blog. Most appreciated.

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  18. danielwalldammit / Apr 11 2013 6:04 pm

    Love your photos of Ayer’s Rock and the area. Very cool material.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 11 2013 6:22 pm

      Thanks Daniel. I’ve loved looking at your blog too. Having had the good fortune to see the Antarctic, now I’m keen to see the Arctic.

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      • danielwalldammit / Apr 11 2013 6:28 pm

        It’s only fitting, because I would love to get down your way someday. If you’re ever up this far North be sure and say hi. I’ll save you some pickled whale blubber. 🙂

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      • leggypeggy / Apr 11 2013 9:13 pm

        You bet I’ll stop and say hi if I ever get that far north (soon I hope). And you are most welcome to stop in Australia’s national capital.

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  19. Janet Rosenzweig / Apr 11 2013 10:09 pm

    Peggy, Please let me know when you’re seriously considering heading to the Artic! You were a great traveling companion. Janet in SC.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 12 2013 8:04 am

      Hi Janet. I sure will let you know. Won’t be this year, so probably 2014.

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  20. Liz / Apr 29 2013 9:59 pm

    Don’t we all love travelling, What great adventures you are having. YOu must be enjoying yourselves. Thank you for liking my crepes. Wish you a great week and all the best in your travel adventures!

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 30 2013 4:38 pm

      Thanks Liz. We sure do love the travels. We’re off to South America again in June.

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  21. Memory Catcher / May 10 2013 12:34 pm

    Incredible journeys! thanks for liking my blog! Sally

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    • leggypeggy / May 10 2013 3:14 pm

      So glad you stopped by here too and for liking and following my blog.

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  22. weggieboy / Jul 8 2013 7:49 pm

    Thanks for the follow to my blog, “weggieboy’s blog- surviving retirement with two cats”! I believe you are the first Cornhusker to follow me. Your blog looks compelling, too, so I’m returning the sub!

    Doug

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 8 2013 7:51 pm

      I had to follow when I saw you were in Nebraska. Someday, when I have a decent connection, I’ll watch some of your videos too. 🙂

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  23. weggieboy / Jul 8 2013 7:52 pm

    Thanks for the follow! I’m addingyou to my follows, too. I see you are a Cornhusker, too, which makes you the first to sub my blog. I look forward to your post since Australia has always been one of those places that’s captured my imagination!

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 8 2013 10:16 pm

      I love Australia. Lots to see and do and very laid back.

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  24. weggieboy / Jul 9 2013 2:21 am

    One of my nieces was born there. She lives in Northern California now, so there’s no family to visit in Australia, but I think I’d like everything by the long plane trip from here.

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 9 2013 3:19 am

      Thinking about the flight is worse than actually taking it. 🙂 I fly through Dallas, rather than Denver and LA.

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      • weggieboy / Jul 9 2013 4:30 am

        All flights from Western Nebraska go through Denver… I definitely would avoid Denver, given an alternative.

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      • leggypeggy / Jul 9 2013 6:48 am

        I don’t mind Denver, it’s LA I can’t stand. I have flown through Phoenix too.

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  25. weggieboy / Jul 9 2013 6:54 am

    O’Hare is on my list of airports I like to avoid. I have no experience with LA or Phoenix. I didn’t particularly like National in Washington, DC, but maybe that was because of the long wait to connect with a flight to Charlotte, NC. By and large, though, I have little experience flying west or southwest.

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 9 2013 7:32 am

      Haven’t landed at O’Hare since 1982, so can’t comment, but LA is my all-time least-liked airport.

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  26. wook0712 / Sep 13 2013 9:35 am

    I’m so happy to know your blog. You have a lot of such a beautiful stories. I will enjoy it! Thanks!

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 13 2013 2:31 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m so glad you like the stories. I’m going to enjoy your blog too.

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  27. mollykeenaigner / Sep 26 2013 3:51 pm

    Hello Peggy! I hope all is well, I just wanted to say I loved the Mural post and am appreciating all the love you sent my way! Where are you about now? I hope all is well and that you are of course still enjoying your travels!

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 27 2013 9:51 pm

      Hi Molly. It’s great to hear from you and know you are still making wonderful art. So glad you liked the post. We are back in Australia for a short while before heading to India.

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  28. Angie / Oct 11 2013 5:19 pm

    PJ and LP! What an inspiring and wonderful blog you’ve got here. It’s great to see you’re both enjoying. Thank you for dropping by my blog and leading me back here. Looking forward to reading more of your adventures. 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 11 2013 6:45 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words. We’re off to India at the end of this month so stay tuned.

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      • Angie / Oct 11 2013 11:38 pm

        Yay! That’s going to be fun…can’t wait! 🙂

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      • leggypeggy / Oct 11 2013 11:43 pm

        We’re excited too, and two overlanding friends are joining us.

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  29. Tripping and Trekking / Nov 19 2013 4:10 am

    What a great history you have! You have been to so many places! Good luck in your continuing adventures! I look forward to following along 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Nov 19 2013 1:46 pm

      Thanks so much for joining in. You’ve got a lot of great travel planned for yourself.

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  30. gallivance.net / Jan 6 2014 2:56 am

    Peggy and John, What a great life you’re living! I can’t wait to dig in and check out all your adventures! We’ve had many parallel experiences, but you’ve hit some places we’ve missed – like the “Stans.” I would have to say that you two are the definition of intrepid. All the best, Terri

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 6 2014 9:57 am

      I’ve had some fun checking out your adventures too. I wonder if we’ve ever been in the same place at the same time? Perhaps we will in future? We can highly recommend the Stans, in fact, Uzbekistan is one of our favourites.

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  31. VisitSiena / Jan 20 2014 6:14 pm

    thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it:) what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here 🙂

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  32. thesevenroads / Feb 18 2014 5:32 am

    Thanks for stopping by 😉 We’re very inspired by all your adventures and travel pictures! It’s really nice to see someone exploring.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 27 2014 8:02 pm

      I can’t imagine we’ll ever stop exploring.

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  33. MyKabulKitchen / Mar 20 2014 2:33 pm

    Lovely Blog, I see such a diverse area of topics….adventures, food, and ultimately the tale of a great love story as I admire your marriage and relationship greatly (Poor John sounds like Wonderful Prince Charming John). As I am still pursuing my studies I hope to live vicariously through your travels and adventures. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 20 2014 5:34 pm

      Thanks so much for following both my blogs. I’m following yours too now. Sadly we have never been to Afghanistan in our travels but I did study some of the language many years ago. I worked at the University of Nebraska at Omaha when it had the Center for Afghan Studies. Lots of Afghans came to study in Nebraska and some of the university faculty went to Kabul to teach.

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  34. simpletravelourway / Apr 9 2014 6:15 pm

    If we manage to get to Canberra, we’ll be sure to give you advance notice. We’d love to visit with you. Our email is jbvolk@aol.com and Australia mobile number is +61 434 103 371. Please let us know best way to contact you, if we decide to make a trip there. Thanks. BV

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  35. weggieboy / Apr 9 2014 9:30 pm

    I enjoy following you and Poor John throughout the world! I especially enjoy this blog because of your enthusiasm for travel and fun outlook.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 9 2014 9:35 pm

      Thanks weggieboy! We love the company. I hope that one of these days we’ll make it to Alliance.

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  36. weggieboy / Apr 9 2014 9:37 pm

    Let me know if you make it out this way, and I’ll give you my address and telephone number. I’d be delighted to meet you both!

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 9 2014 9:39 pm

      Will do. It won’t be this year, but 2015 is a possibility. We want to meet you and those two handsome cats of yours.

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  37. edmooneyphotography / Apr 10 2014 10:49 pm

    Hi there,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. Your support is much appreciated, 🙂

    Eddie

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  38. Cris / Apr 24 2014 12:50 am

    Wow! You have an amazing blog! Such a pleasure to read your stories, and see all these great pics! Congrats and keep up the great work!

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 24 2014 1:04 pm

      Hi Cris, thanks so much for your very kind words. I have a lot of fun working on the blog and am so happy when it gives other people pleasure.

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  39. suchled / Apr 27 2014 9:16 am

    I am gob smacked. I live in Ballarat and have seen a bit of Australia but I have got too old and lacking in the financials (GEC) to see the rest. Now I can visit all your places day after day. Unfortunately it will probably take a year of reading to get through it all.(By the way, Re your story about a galah. If you get a chance I posted a story on my blog about my pet Ralph)
    Thanks for stopping at my blog. I get a real thrill when people read my stuff.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 27 2014 10:48 am

      Welcome to the journey, suchled. We’re heading out on the Silk Road again next month so it will be a pleasure to share more stories. Love your tale about Ralph.

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  40. CrazyGuyinThailand / May 7 2014 11:02 pm

    Hi Peggy and John. Outstanding blog 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2014 7:48 pm

      Thanks so much Crazy Guy. Your blog is a lot of fun!

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  41. hikingboots6 / Jun 2 2014 6:52 am

    Hi Peggy, I love the pictures you post. It looks like Dubai and Sydney were marvelous! I will hv to travel overland after retiring. Have fun! Marcie – traveling friend in Beijing

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 13 2014 8:49 pm

      Hi Marcie — So great to have you drop in. We’re in Uzbekistan now and finally have access to the blog and Facebook. I have lots of catching up to do on the blog. Hope you enjoy it. Cheers to all of you from Peggy and Poor John

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  42. Patricia / Jun 8 2014 11:55 pm

    Dear Peggy, Dear John,

    I came across your blog and would really love to send you an official enquiry via email. Therefore I would like to please you to get back to me on this comment.

    Thanks a lot, until then I send you sunny and summerly regards from Berlin.

    Patricia

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 2 2014 4:29 pm

      Thanks Patricia. Sorry it took so long for me to reply, but we are travelling remotely in Central Asia, with rare internet connections.

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  43. ragingtraveler / Jul 1 2014 3:16 am

    Hello there,

    I am enjoying your blog. Interesting photos and your writing is like a glass of spring water: cool, clear, and refreshing.

    Thanks and cheers,

    Nelson

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 1 2014 12:48 pm

      Hi ragingtraveler
      Oh wow, what a lovely compliment. Thanks so much. Off now to check out your blog.

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  44. hiMe / Jul 11 2014 10:31 pm

    An impressive history of travelling!

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  45. William Clifford / Jul 13 2014 6:28 pm

    Entertaining blog! Sarah has my contact details- may we meet again in Australia one day. Happy travels!

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 14 2014 3:29 am

      Thanks William. See you in Australia and maybe on the blog again. 🙂

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  46. aiyshah2014 / Aug 30 2014 12:48 pm

    Hey just to let you know that I have nominated you for the LIEBSTER AWARD. I’m sure it’s not the first time, but if it is check out my page for the details of what’s involved.

    Great blog by the way!

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 7 2014 8:33 am

      Thanks so much aiyshah2014 for thinking of me, but I never have enough hours in the day to get done all the things I need to do. As a result, I decline nominations. Hope you understand.

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      • aiyshah2014 / Sep 7 2014 12:17 pm

        No problem, just showing my appreciation.

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      • leggypeggy / Sep 7 2014 3:41 pm

        Thanks for understanding. Off to Papua New Guinea tomorrow morning for another adventure, and probably no wifi. 🙂

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  47. Dr Sze Wey Lee / Sep 7 2014 11:22 pm

    Hi Peggy, Thanks for liking my posts. You guys are my shining examples to follow when it comes to a lifetime of travels. Hope you have a great time at PNG and look forward to reading all about it.

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 7 2014 11:30 pm

      Thanks so much. Heading off in the early morning. Not sure when I’ll be back online again. Very glad you are keeping an eye on me.

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  48. Shreya / Nov 13 2014 7:53 am

    It’s inspiring that you’ve traveled so far and wide. Loved the pictures.

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  49. NLH / Nov 26 2014 4:44 am

    So great following your continual new adventures!

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    • leggypeggy / Nov 26 2014 7:25 am

      Next stop USA. Will be in Nebraska in December. I know where you live. 🙂

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  50. NLH / Nov 26 2014 10:08 am

    I will *so* be waiting…

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  51. Alex / Dec 13 2014 3:05 am

    Hi Peggy – I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog. A Nebraska native myself, I loved hearing about your stories traveling the globe – and all the means you have used to travel (donkeys and tuk tuks!). I look forward to reading your posts!

    Alex

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    • leggypeggy / Dec 13 2014 5:02 pm

      My goodness, thank you for finding me and for sharing your words of encouragement. I’m enjoying your blog too. And I’m not a morning person either, even though I often get up at 5am.

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  52. https://betweenseasblog.wordpress.com / Dec 29 2014 10:40 pm

    You made me enthusiastic about your experiences. Keep writing here. 🙂 Thanks!

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  53. floridaborne / Jan 2 2015 5:43 am

    My only 3 forays outside the USA were Canada, 2 countries in Europe, and Morocco. I was in Morocco with my daughter for 2 weeks. That was quite an experience and I loved visiting the mountains. The Tagine chicken is amazing!

    Your blog tells of places I’ll probably never have the chance to visit. Thanks for sharing your experiences. 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2015 7:50 am

      You may not have been out of the USA much, but you’ve been to some great places. Morocco is a wonderful country to visit with lots of things to see and do (and eat). Thanks so much for joining us on our journeys. Company is always most welcome.

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  54. lbeth1950 / Jan 3 2015 12:09 am

    Fascinating about. So glad you followed Nutsrok or I wouldn’t have found your great site.

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  55. Carol / Jan 3 2015 2:21 am

    Hello from one original Nebraskan (my mom, that is) to another! Looking forward to following your adventures, even if there are furry beasts involved!

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 3 2015 8:53 am

      Glad to have you join us. I promise to keep the furry beasts under control.

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  56. Zambian Lady / Jan 13 2015 9:03 pm

    What great experiences you have had and I hope to follow you on others. In short, I will live vicariously through you. Have a great year…

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 13 2015 9:30 pm

      You’ve had great experiences too. Maybe someday we will meet to exchange stories. Remind me to tell you of the haircut I had in Zambia. 🙂

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      • Zambian Lady / Jan 14 2015 12:44 am

        A haircut in Zambia? It must have been the best you have ever had :] I will definitely remind you

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      • leggypeggy / Jan 14 2015 11:00 pm

        It wasn’t the best, but certainly the most memorable. Wish I had pics of the outcome.

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  57. Morguie / Jan 15 2015 10:58 am

    Go Big Red! I’m a Husker by birth. Darn it all, raised mostly in California, though. I loved Australia…we went for a vacation to the Gold Coast back in 2005. So wish I could return. Perhaps, again, someday.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 15 2015 11:23 am

      I was born in New Jersey, but will always claim Nebraska as my roots. Moved out of the USA pretty much in 1976 and got to Australia in 1982. Let me know when you make it back here and we’ll figure out a plan. 🙂
      P.S. I love Australia too!

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  58. Bev Hornig / Jan 28 2015 1:51 am

    Love reading about your adventures!

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 28 2015 3:07 am

      Thanks Bev, so glad you stopped by—and so great to catch up with you in December. Very special.

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  59. Ross Pulbrook / Feb 17 2015 1:46 pm

    Hi Peggy
    I Googled you and found your wonderful blog, wow!
    I have many fond memories of working (and a little socialising) with you in Canberra!
    Hugs from Ross Pulbrook

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 18 2015 1:07 am

      Oh Ross, how wonderful to hear from you and thanks so much for ‘finding’ me and the blog. Do you ever come to Canberra? Although it may not seem like it, we do stay home from time to time. Would love to catch up.
      Cheers and hugs from Peggy

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      • Ross Pulbrook / Aug 28 2015 1:29 pm

        Hi Peggy

        Keiran and I actually had a week in Canberra early July, first time in about 15 years can you believe! We live on the Central Coast of NSW (Wyong) if you are ever in the area.

        Hugs again
        Ross x

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      • leggypeggy / Aug 28 2015 2:15 pm

        Oh Ross, sorry we didn’t get to catch up. Next time you’re in town, give us a ring—we’re in the book and online whitepages (CJ and P in Campbell). I always like a good reason to make a feast to share. We’re in France until 9 October and then home through Christmas.

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  60. Georgina / Mar 19 2015 11:05 pm

    What wonderful adventures you have! I’ve been enjoying your cooking blog too, and look forward to hearing more from you on both sites. It’s almost a decade since I was in Canberra, but hope to be making a trip back there relatively soon. It changed a lot in the four years that I was living there, and is probably unrecognisable to me now…

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 20 2015 2:43 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Let us know when you are in Canberra and if we are there, we’ll show you some of the spots you may not remember or may never have known. 🙂

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      • Georgina / Mar 20 2015 11:25 pm

        That’s really lovely. Thank you!

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      • leggypeggy / Mar 21 2015 4:03 am

        🙂 So don’t forget to let us know when you are in town.

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  61. thegreyeye / Apr 5 2015 6:41 pm

    wow, that is so awesome, and I bet I want to do the same… 🙂

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  62. dmill96 / Jun 8 2015 6:10 am

    Hi, I’ve noticed you from my blog and now that I see you originally are connected with Nebraska I see why my blogs might have some interest. Nothing like the touring you’re doing (which I wish I could do). Even into cooking as well, lots of shared interests.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 8 2015 4:10 pm

      Hi back at you. I’ve enjoyed your blog and been interested especially for the walks and food aspects. Anyone who reveres a decent loaf of bread deserves my time. I’ll bring you a loaf next time I come to Omaha. Pity we hadn’t made the connection last year. I was there for some of December.

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      • dmill96 / Jun 9 2015 2:38 am

        Hopefully some day I can supplement local walks stories with some place a bit more interesting, but actually I’m very thankful there is anything at all and wish Iowa/Nebraska would do more with what they’ve got. And maybe I’ll stop deliberating and add brewing to my bread making for one more way to exploit the magic of yeast.

        I was going to suggest, if you’ve never heard of it, geodashing (website: geodashing.gpsgames.org). Each month there are 32,000 random points all over the world. You’ve probably already scored some (get within 100m) without knowing it. People go find these points and then write little reports about their journey and what they found. Interest has dropped since the early days when GPS was a novelty, but there are still fairly active dashers in U.S. and Australia (in fact, rival teams). But few people score points in places like you travel so your reports could liven up community.

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2015 12:30 pm

        Thanks for the reminder about GPS exploring. Not sure that geodashing is exactly the same as geocaching, but we have friends quite involved with the latter. Not sure why I never thought to combine it with our travels. There’s a geocache in the park in front of our house and, over the years, it’s been interesting to watch folks try to figure out the exact spot.

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  63. Thom Hickey / Jun 9 2015 5:09 pm

    Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you have found some entertaining music and writing and perhaps made some discoveries. If its been a while since you last visited come on over! Good luck with your Intriguing blog. Regards Thom

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 9 2015 7:15 pm

      Thanks for dropping by Thom. I’ve followed your blog for quite some time, but I hadn’t realised that it hadn’t been coming up in my feed. Nice to get back to it.

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  64. Аида / Jul 3 2015 1:51 pm

    Hello Peggy!!! How are you? My name is Aeda. Do you remember me? We met in Almaty, Kazakhstan,in the book shop ‘Meloman’ . write me in my email address,please. Thanks. ))

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 4 2015 7:04 pm

      Hello Aeda—it’s great to have you stop by. I’m sending you an email.

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  65. Vicki / Jul 19 2015 10:47 pm

    What an amazing lifestyle you and John have. I am totally envious, especially as Tibet & Bhutan (which I’ll never get to see with chronic ill health and zero funds) are top of my Armchair traveller list.

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    • leggypeggy / Jul 20 2015 8:48 am

      Thank you Vicki. We feel so very blessed to be able to travel widely. I hope to post more items about Bhutan this week. The last month has been quite hectic and I haven’t accomplished much on the blog.

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  66. abbiegrrl / Sep 9 2015 1:27 am

    Hi Peggy! Thanks for following my blog! I envy your adventures! 🙂

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  67. kel / Sep 12 2015 12:11 am

    May I know your work email address please? Thanks.

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 12 2015 4:54 am

      I don’t have a work email. This is the best way to contact me. Do you have a question for me?

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  68. Schnippelboy / Sep 12 2015 4:50 pm

    Ich kann es gar nicht glauben das man so viel reisen kann, bewundernswert…. Einfach toll

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  69. Creativitism / Oct 5 2015 7:43 am

    Hey! I nominated you for Liebster Award. Check out my post then you can answer my questions if you like to https://creativitism.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/guess-who-got-nominated-for-liebster-award/ Happy Blogging!

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 5 2015 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much Creativitism for thinking of me, but I never have enough hours in the day to get done all the things I need to do. Plus with all my travels in remote spots, sometimes I don’t have an internet connection for up to two weeks. As a result, I decline nominations. Hope you understand. And I really, really do appreciate the thought. 🙂

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  70. Lynz Real Cooking / Oct 7 2015 7:32 am

    wow what amazing people!!! look forward to reading your posts and traveling along with you, your pictures are amazing!

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 7 2015 8:05 am

      Thanks so much, but your stories are much more compelling than mine.

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      • Lynz Real Cooking / Oct 7 2015 8:41 am

        you are amazing! your travels and your life wow! what was delivering in Damascus like? I really cannot imagine having been there many times, it was hard with medical!

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      • leggypeggy / Oct 7 2015 8:59 am

        Actually, i preferred having a baby in Syria rather than Australia, but I loved my Syrian doctor and not the Aussie one. But this is going back a long time—1981.

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  71. KemdirimOkezie / Oct 10 2015 9:19 am

    Nice post! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. Please visit the following link to find out more details. Congratulations!http://prestigeandpower.com/2015/10/07/congratulations-to-me/

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 11 2015 9:07 am

      Your nomination is most appreciated, but I have had to keep this blog award-free. We travel so much and in such remote places, I feel lucky when I have enough internet connection to get a blog post done. So thanks but please understand.

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  72. Neede / Oct 14 2015 7:16 pm

    Helloooo…Thanks for stopping by my blog.. Thanks you for the likes.. Just discovering your posts.. Looks interesting and fun filled.. 😆👍

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  73. artdoesmatter / Oct 22 2015 8:48 am

    Peggy, your blog is fantastic. I know I will enjoy reading more of it, as both my husband and I love traveling as well! P.S. – You’re my idol for moving to Oz from the U.S; I can only dream of doing it! 😉 Thanks again for your ‘likes’ and positive feedback on my blog.

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 22 2015 9:13 am

      Thanks so much. And just to get you thinking—Australia needs young, enthusiastic and talented young people.

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  74. milliethom / Oct 23 2015 5:43 am

    What an awesome life you lead. I’m so envious but, as my husband is partially disabled, we wouldn’t manage the miles that you cover! Our holidays have to be a little less adventurous so, from now on, I’m going to enjoy your travels second-hand as you write your wonderful posts.

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 26 2015 10:30 pm

      Thanks so much. We feel so lucky to be able to travel extensively. Delighted to have you joining in too.

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      • milliethom / Oct 27 2015 6:10 am

        I’m delighted to be following you in your adventures, Peggy.

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  75. panhirsch / Oct 30 2015 8:02 pm

    Wow, your story is quite extraordinary. Can’t wait to read more about your travels. Best wishes Peggy!

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  76. Alison and Don / Nov 6 2015 12:52 pm

    “I’m almost always a little behind on the blog. Poor internet connections, too busy sightseeing, bouncing along on the back of a truck, lack of power are all reasons the blog jumps around from continent to continent”

    This! I’m currently writing about what we did last April! However I see some quiet time in the future when I might be able to catch up a bit.
    There is so much in your blog – I look forward to delving deeper. And you’re from Canberra! It’s my Aussie hometown. I lived there from when I was 11 until I started travelling in my early 20’s, and then on and off until I emigrated to Canada 30 years ago. We go back quite frequently.
    Thanks so much for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be a stranger – come on over and join the conversation.
    Cheers, and happy travels
    Alison

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    • leggypeggy / Nov 6 2015 2:03 pm

      More fellow travellers! Yay! I’m thrilled you stopped by and to know you have links to Canberra. Sure boosts the chances we’ll meet face-to-face one day. I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog and looking forward to spending plenty of chatty time there. Give me a few days. This weekend is the clean-up-for-houseguests extravaganza, deal with the dark matter in the fridge, and mop up after the leaky roof presented itself last night in torrential rain. We’ve just been away for two months, so plenty to wade (literally) through. 🙂

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  77. legominifigurestravel / Nov 13 2015 2:25 pm

    Wow, you have seen a fair bit of this beautiful world.

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  78. Healthy Not Nuts / Nov 17 2015 3:27 pm

    Hi Peggy and John ~ Wow, what an adventurous life you two have, that’s great. I’ll travel through your blog and enjoy. The few times I’ve traveled to foreign countries I made major faux pas. Heck, I make faux pas when I travel within the USA where I live. I’m not a good traveler but like to read the adventures of others. Can’t wait to explore via your blog! 😊

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    • leggypeggy / Nov 17 2015 4:21 pm

      Thanks so much for dropping by and for the follow. I’m enjoying your healthy blog too. Just so you know, I make travel faux pas all the time, but I reckon anyone can get away with it if they do it with a smile.

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      • Healthy Not Nuts / Nov 17 2015 4:32 pm

        LOL, smiling would have been good had I thought about it. My face looked more like a deer in headlights! 😡

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      • leggypeggy / Nov 17 2015 6:43 pm

        Oh my, you’ve given me a good laugh. I think you can also get away with a lot with a deer-in-the-headlights look.

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  79. Jane Lurie / Nov 21 2015 4:29 am

    Hi Peggy- Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work.

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  80. Carol Ferenc / Nov 24 2015 6:01 am

    Wow! What a life you and Poor John have had! I’m so excited about following your travels.

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    • leggypeggy / Nov 24 2015 8:20 am

      Thanks Carol. We know how blessed we are to be able to travel so widely, and we love having people come along for ‘the ride’.

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  81. milliethom / Dec 4 2015 1:34 am

    I’ve followed you for a while now, and can’t believe I hadn’t read your ‘About’ page until now! It’s quite fascinating – and you both have so many achievements behind you. Your Travel posts are excellent, as are those you post about home and events in Australia – as the recent one on the Climate Change Walks. Wonderful photos, too. Hope to read many more in the future.

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    • leggypeggy / Dec 5 2015 11:13 am

      Thanks Millie. I’ve been a little side-tracked lately, but am working on a few posts this weekend.

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  82. Atomic Words / Dec 12 2015 10:37 am

    Wow this is incredible!

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  83. Parul Singhal / Dec 16 2015 11:14 am

    Hello leggy Peggy

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.Here is the link.
    Congrats.
    https://gharkepakwan.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/the-versatile-blogger-awardmy-first-blogger-award/

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    • leggypeggy / Dec 16 2015 12:20 pm

      Thanks for thinking of me, Parul. That’s very kind of you. Unfortunately I will have to decline. I’ve had to keep this blog award-free. It’s because we travel so much and often in remote places, and I can never be sure I’ll have an internet connection or even a charged laptop. I’m sure you’ll understand and thanks again for thinking of me.

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  84. chattykerry / Dec 23 2015 2:54 pm

    I hadn’t read your ABOUT before. Thank goodness for someone who specializes in plain English. It is one of my bugbears. I dislike pedantic or pathetic language skills although perhaps I shouldn’t be so snotty…:)

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    • leggypeggy / Dec 23 2015 7:44 pm

      There’s no shortage of need for plain English. Someday I’ll share the obscure 54-word sentence that I reduced to 10 words that actually made sense.

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  85. stephleo / Dec 26 2015 4:25 pm

    I think I want to be you when I grow up : ) I’m 43 now so I need to hurry!! Love reading about your adventures! : )

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  86. Kennedy / Dec 30 2015 4:28 am

    Hi Peggy,
    I was catching up on my WordPress, a little post-Christmas posting, and I found your site. I stayed a while to read and found some uncanny coincidences. You write about travel–I was recently introduced to travel writing. You schooled in Egypt–I married into Egypt “so to speak.” You have a schnauzer that hangs out the window (above)–I have a schnauzer that hangs at my heals (see gravatar). You were in Canberra–I live on a small court in California named after Canberra.

    I figured all this is at least worth a follow, so here I am. 🙂
    Happy 2016!

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    • leggypeggy / Dec 30 2015 9:37 pm

      Wow, Kennedy, what a wonderful and extensive set of connections. I’ve been out of the house all day and finally got to this message—after following your blog and commenting on your ME page. So interested in your travel, your Egyptian details, your schnauzer (what size) and your whereabouts. If you are anywhere near Los Angeles (Anaheim in particular), maybe we can have a coffee when I’m there for a couple of days at the end of April.
      Cheers and happy 2016 to you too. Now I’m off to explore your blog in more detail.

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      • Kennedy / Dec 31 2015 3:56 am

        Happy New Year, Peggy! And thanks for visiting my blog–it’s always an open house. Your friendly messages made my day! 🙂

        It would be great to meet you, alas I am about 600 miles north, in San Jose. The San Jose made famous by Dionne Warwick’s 1968 tune is now the heart of Silicon Valley. I think I’ve just dated myself. 😉

        I will, however, look forward to your travel post on Anaheim and the LA area–sounds interesting (Anaheim is home to Disneyland). They say, if California is a state of mind then LA is a trip! This, from a NorCal gal.

        P.S.: Mini schnauzer
        P.P.S.: If you’re ever in San Jose, coffee/tea sounds grand.

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      • leggypeggy / Dec 31 2015 10:54 am

        We’ll be visiting a dear friend near Anaheim on our way home from what will be two months of travel, but maybe one of these days we’ll make it farther north in California. We got there in 2012, so must be due for a re-visit.
        Happy New Year and give the schnauzer a pat and a treat from me.

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  87. Faraday's Candle / Jan 7 2016 1:59 pm

    Off the beaten path seems to be your mantra in travel. Glad to have found your blog!

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 7 2016 6:58 pm

      Yep, we usually try to explore the lesser known. Thanks so much for stopping by. Now I need to check our your blog.

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  88. sharinglifesabundance / Jan 22 2016 3:33 pm

    Hello Peggy, I am a year round veggie gardener in Phoenix Arizona. My grown daughter is the traveler in the family. I will share your blog with her so that we can share your travels together.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 22 2016 9:48 pm

      Will love having you both along on our adventures, and please let your daughter know I’m happy to answer questions about prospective destinations. Now I need to check out your blog.

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  89. Stephanae V. McCoy / Jan 26 2016 11:39 pm

    Hello Peggy, I’ve seen your avatar on several of the blogs I follow and today I decided to take the leap, say hello, and visit your blog. You have a very interesting life and I look forward to hearing more on your trips, “Poor John” and your adventures. Have a great day!! ~Steph

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  90. Rashminotes / Jan 28 2016 3:57 pm

    Wow; great blog. Look forward to reading many more posts.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 28 2016 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I’m keen to check out your blog too.

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  91. philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 7 2016 4:29 am

    Places gone and stories told. Really enjoyed touring your blog. Always enjoy history, tales, archeology, and architecture – buildings and places are the handprint of ordinary people and how they lived. Staying tuned for future adventures

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 7 2016 10:16 am

      Thanks so much for coming along for the adventures. Finding your blog equally rewarding.

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  92. Nicola Dobson / Feb 11 2016 9:14 am

    Wow,
    I have absolutely loved reading about your adventures!
    Feeling very inspired. 🙂
    My husband and I have just left our jobs here in Sydney and are about to join the madventure bus next month in China.
    Your blog has really helped me plan/pack for this trip.
    Kind regards, and thanks for the info.
    Nicola D

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 11 2016 3:12 pm

      Oh my goodness, Nicola, thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know the blog has been helpful. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like. We travelled with UKtoOz, which was Madventure’s former name. Do you know who is driving?

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  93. White House Red Door / Feb 13 2016 10:58 am

    I am so happy that Lynn from Lynz Real Cooking sent me your way! What an amazing travel life you lead; I cannot wait to read more about your adventures! Like you, I also love food and food markets- it is the best way to connect with a culture. We all have to eat, right?!? Heading over to your food blog next… 😊

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 13 2016 11:29 am

      It was so lovely of her to send people my way. Really appreciated. Plus it led me back to your amazing blog. Everybody wins!

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  94. tomorrowdefinitely / Feb 24 2016 4:09 am

    loving your life of journeys and adventures!

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  95. voulaah / Feb 25 2016 4:34 pm

    Hello,
    I just found your blog and I think it’s really nice : the decorations and especially the contents
    I adore your way with your images and write
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  96. Brian Lageose / Feb 28 2016 3:52 pm

    Just wanted to say that I love coming to your blog, scrolling through your list of categories, and randomly selecting a destination. What country do I want to visit today? Great fun.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 28 2016 10:34 pm

      So glad you like stopping by. We start travelling again on Friday—Alaska, Cuba, the Caribbean and more. Stay tuned. 🙂

      Love your blog too. Such a wonderful diversity of silliness.

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  97. findingnyc / Mar 29 2016 10:43 am

    I’m so glad that I stumbled upon your blog today. What wonderful adventures you have! I’m really enjoying reading about them and look forward to more posts in the future! Happy traveling and blogging! Best wishes, Susan

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 12 2016 5:49 am

      Thanks so very much for finding my blog. Sorry it took me a while to reply, but I’ve been offline for two weeks in Cuba. Now I’m interested to check out your blog. Cheers to you.

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  98. Eamon O'Connor / Mar 30 2016 3:14 am

    Hi Peggy, at last I’ve found your blog via Facebook. Seeing your comments reminded me of the wonderful trip we shared from London to Sydney (or in my case Tiblisi to Sydney). What a marvellous trip. I am very tempted to do it again. I will never forget the hospitality shown by yourself and “Poor John” to myself and Mary in your wonderful holiday home and your residence in Canberra. You were both amazing hosts.
    I notice (with a certain amount of envy!) the many trips that yourself and “Poor John” have been on. Ye definitely have a wanderlust and I’m sure have some great stories too.
    The only other extended trip that I’ve taken was around South America (six months). That was a great trip also but I would prefer the Asian trip for variety and exotic locations.
    Peggy, I have looked down through your various trips and nowhere can I find Ireland. This is an omission that must be rectified!! Anyway, seriously I just wanted to let you know that if (when??) yourself and “Poor John” come over here there will always be a bed for you in my house.
    Happy camping.
    Best Regards
    Eamon

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 14 2016 6:58 am

      Hello Eamon, how wonderful to have you find me. A real treat.
      We also have wonderful memories of our trip from London to Sydney, as well as the great fun we had when people came to stay with us in Australia.
      Thanks for the welcome to Ireland. I was there in 2003 and am long overdue to return. We’ll have to work on that.
      Right now we are on a ship in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Not as exciting as a truck, but it’s getting us from Point A to Point B.
      Best regards to you and Mary
      from both of us

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  99. Earth Pilgrim / Apr 12 2016 3:51 pm

    What a great life!

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 14 2016 6:54 am

      We feel really lucky to be able to travel so much.

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  100. vickgoodwin / Apr 17 2016 11:46 pm

    Your blog is amazing. To be able to travel as you have it a wonderful thing. Such great photos and stories to connect them.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 18 2016 5:56 am

      Thank you so much. We feel so lucky to be able to travel as we do. We plan to enjoy and share it while we can.

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  101. Jon / Apr 21 2016 5:25 am

    Enjoyed viewing your blog. My wife and I also travel like you two which is about enjoying life and each other. I included my travel website for review.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 22 2016 12:23 pm

      Wow, you’ve been some great places over the last 25 years. Looks like you’ve had a lot of fun. I’ll enjoying looking through more of the pics.

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  102. Marie - Yolda Chemin Faisant / May 12 2016 11:46 pm

    I just found you ….. I don’t know you at all but you’re great ! Thanks for sharing your pictures and adventures 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / May 29 2016 10:05 pm

      Oh wow, what a great introduction to yourself. So glad you’ve found me. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Sorry it took some time for me to ‘find’ you. I was on a ship in the Pacific with no connection.

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  103. Nadia / May 29 2016 6:21 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and joining my blog. I hope you enjoying reading my recipes and travels as much as u enjoy sharing them with you. Welcome aboard, bienvenue!

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    • leggypeggy / May 29 2016 10:06 pm

      I’m going to love your recipes and share them with my cooking daughter who lives in Paris.

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  104. hmillerfit / Jun 6 2016 2:07 pm

    Wow, what an adventure of a life you two have! It’s truly awesome all the beautiful places and cultures ya’ll have been able to experience together.

    I hope to one day be able to travel and see a variety of countries such as yourself. 🙂

    Looking forward to reading more of your experiences.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 6 2016 3:50 pm

      We feel so lucky to be able to travel extensively. Hope you have the chance to do the same. In the meantime, we’re delighted to have you join along with us.

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  105. christie jones / Jun 7 2016 12:12 pm

    I just found your blog, your great blog actually! I will have something to read for awhile, and dream how I can get to all these wonderful places:) Best regards!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 7 2016 1:55 pm

      My goodness, Christie, thanks for praise. Now I’m off to check out your blog.

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  106. beetleypete / Jun 13 2016 7:55 pm

    Hi Peggy and John.
    Thanks for following my humble blogs, it is much appreciated. I am envious of your travels. I thought I had seen a fair bit of the world, but compared to you two, I am just a novice.
    Very best wishes from Norfolk. Pete.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 13 2016 9:05 pm

      Hi Pete, your blogs are fascinating, especially the edgier one. I’ll enjoy following them both. And yes, we’ve been lucky to travel widely with more in the planning. 🙂

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  107. fitnessgrad / Jun 17 2016 10:56 am

    Wow! this is so amazing that you have had the chance to travel so often all over the world. It is even more beautiful that you were able to find a companion to travel with and enjoys just as much as you. I find myself quite jealous that you are traveling so much more than I think I ever will have the chance of, but I think my dreams of traveling the world and visiting other places and going beyond the walls of the USA can be done with just reading your blogs! I am eager to read through these, I may never get through them all of course, but it will be a journey:)
    Also, I greatly appreciate you stopping by my blog and following me; much appreciated 🙂

    Shay-lon

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 17 2016 2:48 pm

      Hello Shay-lon, it’s lovely to meet you and so great to have you ‘journeying’ along with us. We feel lucky to be able to travel as we do, but it helps that we are retired now and prefer budget travel so our money goes a long way.

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  108. paintdigi / Jun 29 2016 9:09 am

    A big hello to John

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  109. czz56 / Jul 3 2016 12:42 am

    Saluti dall’Italia

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  110. WP.Andrew / Aug 8 2016 6:00 am

    Hi from the UK I’ve been enjoying reading a selection of your travel Posts, I wish I’d travelled more and I love the Bedford. I read a comment thread where you talked of how you felt lucky you travelled in more peaceful times and then I got to thinking when an earth did the world get to be such a dangerous place? It’s not that long ago when we holiday’d in Egypt or my brother interailed ending up in Israel and look at all those photos of a ‘Westernised’ Afghanistan with tourists, all very sad, I guess global 24 hour news is to blame. Oh dear I’ve gone all political! I’m gonna have a bite to eat then read a few more of your travel Posts 🙂 Andrew

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    • leggypeggy / Aug 8 2016 8:27 am

      Andrew, thanks so much for stopping by, and for puzzling over the question of ‘how did it come to this?’. There are places I will still travel quite happily—Egypt for one—but places that are a no-go now. Our first daughter was born in Syria during the Lebanese Civil War. She’s been able to return to Lebanon, but she may never be able to revisit the Syria we loved so much. We were back in Syria in 2009 when all was still calm. Today it is, as you said, all very sad.

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  111. Alison and Don / Aug 14 2016 4:18 am

    How did I miss that you’re from Canberra?! Well, not really from Canberra, but then few people are. Poor John from Adelaide and you from the US but you *live* in Canberra, at least when you’re not travelling, which is my point. Canberra people! It’s my Aussie hometown. I moved there with my family when I was 11 from Melbourne. I still have family there. I *love* Canberra! Nice to meet you. I’m following! I don’t know why it took me so long.
    Alison

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    • leggypeggy / Aug 14 2016 7:21 am

      Ah another Canberra connection. Welcome aboard. Lots of people have round-about roots in this fine city. We love Canberra too. Obviously, someday we’ll have to try to be here at the same time. Thanks for the follow. I’ve followed your adventures for some time now.

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  112. Murray Foote / Sep 14 2016 7:06 am

    Wow, that’s impressive; a blog also from Canberra listing nearly twice as many countries as I’ve been to in the last five or six years. We are currently in Santo Domingo having just visited Cuba and I’ll read more of your blog when I get time.

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 14 2016 11:17 am

      Great to have you stop by. Look forward to checking out your blog too.

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      • Murray Foote / Sep 15 2016 4:37 am

        Thank you. I suspect the logistics of your trips must be very different to mine. Often they are solo and can involve taking as much as 24kg of camera equipment, including laptop, tripod and monopod (though not always as much as that).

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      • leggypeggy / Sep 15 2016 4:57 pm

        Most of our trips are by road—on overland vehicles. I usually carry two backpacks—one large and one small. My electronic equipment (aside from my camera and lenses) wouldn’t weigh more than 2 kilos.

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  113. Nancy J / Sep 19 2016 9:06 am

    Wow! You lived and live a fabulous life. What a gift to travel the world and ride in nearly every kind of transportation on earth. 🙂 You and your husband intrigue me. And your blog – as I mentioned in another comment – shows me sights and takes me places I could never go to on my own. Thank you again for sharing your lives with us.

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 19 2016 12:07 pm

      We feel so lucky to be able to travel so widely. This blog is a way for us to remember and share our many journeys. We appreciate everyone who ‘comes along’ with us. So thanks to you too.

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  114. lexklein / Sep 19 2016 9:52 am

    So glad to find you through Dave Ply’s blog. My biggest goal in life is to do 1 or 2 of the epic overland trips that you have taken. I think I could sit down here for days and just read about all your adventures, but I do have to work in order to pay for all my crazy travels! I’ll do my best!

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 19 2016 12:10 pm

      We’ve loved doing overland trips. Let me know where you’d like to start and I can recommend. Just so you know, we find it’s cheaper to travel this way than to stay at home. 🙂

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      • lexklein / Sep 19 2016 9:54 pm

        Well, the first thing I need to do is convince my husband that this would be the greatest thing ever … maybe your money angle will do the trick! I think I’d like to start in Eastern Europe and drive across central Asia to Asia/SEAsia. But there are many other routes I’d like to consider … I could do it non-stop; Poor Jeff (to borrow your verbiage for one sentence) is not quite at that point yet!

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      • leggypeggy / Sep 19 2016 10:22 pm

        Good luck sweet-talking Poor Jeff. We both travelled overland in the 70s, so had an understanding of this kind of travel. In recent years,we’ve been across Central Asia twice—one London to Sydney (seven months) and the other Tehran to Beijing (three months). Both trips were fantastic and cheap. Our longest, and most memorable, was 12 months in Africa.
        We’re heading back to India for October and November and doing it all by road. Wanna come?

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  115. The Bloggerman / Sep 29 2016 8:17 pm

    Wow you have an extraordinary blog!! I can’t wait to get the time to take a proper look through 😀 Your photos are awesome! I hope you’ll give me some good inspiration to travel a bit more 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 29 2016 9:14 pm

      Thanks so much Bloggerman. Hope to egg you on to more travel. Look forward to checking out your blog too.

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      • The Bloggerman / Sep 29 2016 9:35 pm

        Thanks, it’s something i’m really keen on doing, just the time and money! I’ll follow you other blog but i’m worried it’ll make me eat more than i do already hehe! Thank you for visiting back, I appreciate it 🙂

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      • leggypeggy / Sep 29 2016 10:22 pm

        You can always make half a batch or choose the low-cal recipes.

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  116. A Girl with Geography / Nov 29 2016 10:10 pm

    You have covered the part of the world which is still a (mostly) blank spot for me, very impressive! 🙂 Poor John does not seem to be suffering so much but then hey, every man needs to feel a little bit like a hero from time to time 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Nov 30 2016 3:35 pm

      I’m glad you picked up that Poor John isn’t really suffering. Cheers and thanks for stopping by.

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  117. The Snow Melts Somewhere / Jan 25 2017 6:31 am

    Look at that long Categories- list of countries! Wow, you sure have travelled!! 🙂

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  118. Eddy Winko / Jan 27 2017 4:48 pm

    I guess you like travel 🙂

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  119. Green Global Trek / Jan 31 2017 3:49 pm

    Loving your blog and very interesting to now “meet” you two ~ brave and adventurous souls. Two silk road trips…and living in different continents? Impressive. Look forward to reading more and to reading your feedback on our Green Global Trek, as well…
    Peta

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 5 2017 4:08 pm

      Thanks Peta, we’re enjoying your blog too. We loved our visit to Sri Lanka many years ago.

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  120. Sartenada / Feb 6 2017 5:07 pm

    I always check peoples “A Bit About Us” or as I call About-me-page. Yours is excellent. From Your countries visited one country is missing – Finland. Best time to visit is in winter or summer. Winter offers for many “Winter Wonderland” and summer white nights. Personally I love to cruise on some of our lakes.

    Thank You for Your many interesting posts. Happy and safe travels!

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 6 2017 5:31 pm

      Yes, Finland is missing, but we hope to add it later this year. Thanks for stopping by and for the advice on best times to visit.

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  121. Karen Kilgarin / Apr 6 2017 5:48 am

    Hi, Peggy,
    Such fun to keep up with your adventures. Jim is keen on a train trip through Canada. I’m the designated travel agent for all our excursions… so, any suggestions for me based on your experience with such a trip?
    Thanks,
    Karen

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 6 2017 9:20 pm

      HI Karen, we got a great deal travelling last-minute and as seniors, and taking the cabins that were still available. I think we paid less than $900 for both of us, using two single-bed cabins (across the aisle from one another). I think the actual price would have been $1500–$2000 each.

      You need to do something different if you want to spend more time in various cities along the way. Our trip was four days, and went straight through. We travelled Toronto to Vancouver, but you see more of the Rockies in daylight if you travel in the other direction.

      Hope that helps, but feel free to ask more questions.

      And any chance of getting you to Australia? We do road trips for visitors. You pick. 🙂

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  122. da AL / Apr 14 2017 8:17 am

    so cheering! traveling to great places with one’s best friend – next best thing is looking over shoulder of someone else doing it 🙂

    Poor John looks so un-poor happy next to you!

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 14 2017 2:03 pm

      Always welcome to look over our shoulders! And yes, Poor John isn’t doing too badly after all. 🙂

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  123. aspenamanda / Apr 22 2017 3:00 am

    Hi Peggy: I appreciated your contact of Mr. Lucas in Port Moresby. I am a paraplegic and will be traveling to Port Moresby at the end of May with my best girlfriend. We will be two women traveling alone. We are nervous. I am returning to the place I grew up as a child after 40 years. Would it be possible if you could email me to ask a few more questions? My email is aboxtel@comcast.net. Thanking you kindly, Amanda Boxtel

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 22 2017 7:54 am

      Hi Amanda — happy to answer questions about PNG. It’s been a few years since I was there, so I hope I can give good answers.

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  124. wholeproduction / Apr 22 2017 10:51 am

    this is a really cool blog! Do you guys have any plans on visiting Haiti?

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