THE WEEKLY #214: AN ODD WEEK AND A BIG MOVE

THE WEEKLY #214: AN ODD WEEK AND A BIG MOVE
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It’s been a strange seven days. So strange I’m still struggling to wrap my head around the world we live in as I sat here at Manchester Airport. Yes, you read right… Manchester. It’s not my final destination as part of this 36-hour journey and is only part of the contributions to the oddities of the last week.

I’m currently three-quarters of the way through a four-leg journey across the world from Adelaide to the small island of Madeira in Portugal. The trip has taken me via Brisbane, Dubai, and Manchester before the last flight to the island they call, ‘The Hawaii of Europe’.

Okay so rewind a little. Australia has a ban on international travel and even on lots of domestic travel so it may seem a bit strange that I am en route to Portugal. I applied for a travel exemption based on the fact that I am usually a non-resident of Australia and have been for in the last two years. I also have a German passport, which means I h.... Continue Reading at Journey Era



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