The Lhasa Noumea Walkabout

by Alain

Reader Alain has sent me a very detailed article about his family's four month trip across the Kimberley, northern Australia and Asia, which goes with his excellent compilation of photos on Facebook.

It's not just a trip report, Alain also writes a about the motivation and the preparation for such a long trip with young children.

Reader pages are limited to 10,000 characters and Alain's report is over 25,000. I had to put it on a standard page.

You can read his full report here. (Opens in a new window.)

Here are the (excellent!) Facebook photos that go with Alain's trip report. They are also set to open in new windows, and it's probably best to switch back and forth to look at them while reading.

1. Bali (which Alain also writes about in his report)

2. This album starts in Bali, but then moves on to Darwin, Katherine Gorge and then El Questro.

3. Mixed images from the road, and then the trip along the Gibb River Road, and via Windjana, Tunnel Creek and Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek.

4. Bungles, Kakadu

5. Kakadu (and then on to New Caledonia)

As I wrote above, those are excellent photos, including many stunning wildlife shots.

Standard pages have no commenting feature, so if you'd like to comment on Alain's report or photos, just use the link below.

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Jun 06, 2011
Thank you
by: John and Judy Liptrot


We have so enjoyed reading the account of your trip and looking at your beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing them.

Judy and John

Jun 06, 2011
by: Alain

Hi Judy and John,

Thanks a lot for your kind comments. I'm glad you liked it!

Have a great day.

Alain, Krista, Lhasa & Noumea
Grimbergen, Belgium.

Jun 09, 2011
by: Bruce Masl

Thank you for the wonderful recap and great photos of your family adventure.

I am wondering how many days you spent on the OZ portain of your trip. Would 21 be a good guess?

Thanks again.

Jun 09, 2011
Hi Bruce
by: Alain

Unfortunately it was only two weeks. We had to do a good bit of driving some days but it's a good way to enjoy the stunning scenery. Then we went on to New Caledonia for three weeks and came back to visit friends and relatives in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

So, all together, we stayed about one month in Australia. Then we went on to Asia for our second part of the trip and visited Shanghai, Tibet, Nepal, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Have a great day!


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