Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Around the world in 365 days ...and 98 bus trips


After 361 hours aboard quite bumpy buses, 36 luxurious hours aboard trains, 43 hours on rather overcrowded ferries, about 135 hours in cars, 69 hours on planes, some of them the dodgy propellor type, 22 hours on horses, 4 hours on camels, 21 hours on mopeds ( a few of them rather precarious) one hour on an elephant, 6 days aboard a 19th century buccaneer vessel 10 hours aboard motorized canoe 16 hours on the back of a bumpy pickup and about 15 hours on a mountain bike WE HAVE ARRIVED HOME
we have raced around the world and discovered that a) there is a very big world out there b) it's quite interesting c) Australia is a very nice place to live as long as you don't mind sticking your head in the sand so here you go.... a best of collection of the photos and stay tuned for really interesting anecdotes about North Ryde .....
Leoncio the puma, still sends shivers down my spine

Hans the monkey man

Martin the incredible fanta drinking monkey
Cult of the Birdman Easter Island... to join, jump off cliff and first one to round the pointy Island and return alive wins

Where trains go to die, Bolivia

Picnic in the Salar Bolivia

Bridge cycling the latest Burmese adventure sport

Llamas in Southern Bolivia

There's just way too much sitting around in Bolivia

The Bolivian Salar

We're on a road to nowhere


mmm eating.... cant talk hungary

I said only one bucket of cucumbers

Hooray for Elephants

You aint going nowhere french man


Excuse me, is this bus air conditioned?

Early morning in Bagan, Burma

Schwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma

Warning... smoking can seriously improve your ability to be photogenic



Fascinating those rocks isnt it


Burmese days with the Browne

Sorry Marco you're dropping out


hats are definitely IN in Huaraz Peru

Sacred Valley Peru



water's awful salty said the thirsty horse to the parched llama


So you hear Jose has a new job herding llamas

Pass the salt please
Burmese Unbrella convention


The only way to travel Burma

Life at 4000 metres, Santa Cruz trek, Huaraz Peru


World's windiest valley Santa Cruz Trek Peru


Beware of men in tight green shirts and donkeys near the edge of cliffs

Living on a floating island aint what it's wobbled up to be


somebody give that boy a haircut

Machu pichu- Soon to be seen on a christian calender near you


Gotta love that Inca stonework



Is that 50 chickens on your bicycle or are you just glad to see me

You can never wear too much sunscreen in Burma

Ladies and gentleman the lovely Kate Browne





Ed versus the Baby Elephant


Indiana ed and the Temple of Browne


Oy... stop trying to look up my girlfriends dress


Applying sunscreen elephant style


Does my bum look big in front of this elephant?


So how clean do we have to get this guy?


Elephant mahout Thailand

Temples of Bagan ( Burma)

Temples of Bagan ( Burma)... with model

Who took all the trees?


Somebody offer the man a job at National Geographic


Lake Titicaca Peru and the colour blue


Dinosaur tracks in the wall, Sucre, Bolivia


So you're telling me the Spanish arrived here 400 years ago and you're still wearing the same hats?


Whats with the stoney face dude?


And the winner of the world's biggest head 2005 goes too....



Quiet Please...Adventurer in action


Who ate all the Bolivian pies?


Now that's what I call a bad hair day


Angkhor Wat, Cambodia


2 comments:

Di said...

Your shots have taken my breath away!!! I second that nomination to give you a job with National Geographic! What an amazing year you've both had. I've enjoyed following your steps via the wonderful world of the Web every week.Welcome back home to Sydney, and thanks for the world experience right from the comfort of my Western Sydney home:)

torshy said...

Ed I love your pictures alot... but the taglines need a bit of work ;)