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Caricature by Chris McGrath.

Nic & Oanh, by Chris McGrath.

We’re not in Brisbane anymore.

From 2007 until October 2010, we lived in the UK and began to document our doings (partially in lieu of not sending enough postcards to our families back home!): lots of walking, lots of touristing and, increasingly, lots of cycling.

From October 2010, we will be cycling home from Southampton, UK to Brisbane, Australia. We will be cycling south through France and Spain. We then plan to over-winter in Morocco, before heading back to Europe as it warms up in 2011. We plan to island-hop to Turkey (Sardinia, Sicily and the Greek Islands). From Turkey, we hope (visas permitting) to cycle through Iran and Central Asia (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan), then China and SE Asia (Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia) before flying home from either Thailand or Malaysia. Our journey will be primarily documented over at Crazy Guy on a Bike, although we will be updating this website, too.

We finished our cycle tour in June 2011 and are now living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  We didn’t quite stick to the plan outlined so optimistically above!  You can read all about our many changes of plan on the Crazy Guy blog.  This one we’ll keep for walking, climbing, random touristing and anything else that takes our fancy.

We also have an extensive photo website at SmugMug.  Check it out.  We’re not experts by any means, but we like to convince ourselves that we’re improving with practice.

We currently photograph using a Canon G11.

We have previously used an Olympus C750, but that was retired after it got drenched while climbing Mt Kinabalu, Malyasia.  There was also a Ricoh Caplio R7, but it too has now left us, after being dropped (or, rather, flicked absent-mindedly from its resting place on Oanh’s coat) to the floor in a restaurant in Cancale, France. There was also a Fuji Finepix s9600, which we sold as we found it too heavy for our purposes and that we increasingly would not bring it along on walking and cycling trips.

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