In 2003 I embarked on a RTW trip that included an extended stay in Australia on a working holiday visa. I’m sure digital cameras were around but I certainly didn’t have one. (Never mind a smartphone)???
It’s interesting to think about how technology and “gadgets” have changed the way we travel. My trip in September will be my first extended trip since the advancement of all this technology and I’m looking forward to not lugging around a load of guidebooks for different countries, Reading Books and CD’s with a CD player! How life has changed?
I have spent the better part of a day going through old photos and scanning them to upload them to digital files. It’s really been a lot of fun – remembering the stories behind each picture. They have actually turned out pretty well! Here is a selection of the best which tell the story of my trip! You can also view these photos (and more) touched up a bit with Instagram @katiewanderlust77!
This is Mindil Beach Sunset in Darwin. There is a large market behind the beach selling clothes, crafts and food but it empties just before sunset as everybody heads down to the beach to watch the sun go down. Possibly one of the Best Sunsets in the World?
It’s hard to believe that these were all taken a decade ago? I have to say that the years have done nothing to tame my desire to travel and I don’t feel much different to that 25 year old!
“Collect Memories Not Posessions”
And that’s what I intend to do………………..!