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T. Mark Collins, P. Eng.

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Curriculum Vitae

1987

International Travel – Chapter 1

Around the World

The plan ...

Taking a different path for a while... One backpack.

Head south to the warmth. Onwards through southeast Asia to arrive in Europe for the summer.

The reality ...

The route was correct. The timing was a bit off.

 

Canada

The west coast. Family. Friends.

Finding out the real rules of an "Around the World" ticket. Good times ahead.

USA

If it's 2 AM it must be Hawaii.

Fiji

Falling into the life of a traveller. Sweet. Great friends. So much for the timetable.

New Zealand

Family. Meeting friends from another country. Amazing tramping. Awesome place. Visa extension.

Australia

Big, bustling, and it grows on you. More great friends. Good hikes. Good times. Long bus rides. Wonderful variety. Great diving.

Hong Kong

Meeting friends again. Small world. Unique place.

Macau

Interesting foreign influence. Lovely contrasts.

Thailand

Wonderful wandering. Amazing history. Full of great things. Good experience.

Malaysia

Great place. Not so great getting violently ill.

Singapore

A true display of extremes. A great place to recover.

Germany

A welcome change to colder weather. A different kind of travel. Amazing places.

Switzerland

Catching up with friends. Great hikes. Great exploring. The Eiger. A special place.

France

Is there anything better than the Champs–Elysées decorated for Christmas?

Germany

More great parts of this country.

England

Carols at Kings on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day with a friend. Nice.

Canada

Almost the end.

USA

Boston. Cheers.

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