Backpacking Across Asia, 1973

In 1973, John travelled travelled alone for about five months from Sydney to the UK and back to Continental Europe, visting along the way Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, the UK and Ireland.

The story is told using the text of J's letters home to his parents.

Unfortunately the quality of the photos (scanned from 50-year-old slides) leaves much to be desired. (No digital photography in those days.)

This map gives the general idea of the route followed: