Extensive travelogues, photos, maps, stories, and more from trips (including one trip around the world) all over Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
Gone Walkabout Gone Walkabout

Travelogues, articles, and photos by
Sean Connolly


The Great Out There The Great Out There - World Tour 94-95  All my journals from a 14-month trip around the world.
Egypt - The lost journals Egypt - The lost journals  All that remains of a destroyed journal from my one month trip around Egypt, Jordan, and Israel in May-June '96
Lathi's Tears - Asia Walkabout 97-98 Lathi's Tears - Asia Walkabout 97-98  A 4 month holiday through Singapore, Thailand, and Nepal
Masters of the Dance - South America 98-99 Masters of the Dance - South America 98-99  A two month dance around Venezuela and Ecuador.
A Walk in the Clouds - Peru Aug-Sept 2000 A Walk in the Clouds - Peru Aug-Sept 2000 An organized tour through the Cordillera Blanca of the Andes in Peru.
The Road to Santiago - May-June 2001 The Road to Santiago - May-June 2001 A Pilgrimage from Florence, Italy to Santiago de Compostelle, Spain by bicycle.
New Zealand New Zealand - Feb-Apr 2003  A three month bicycle trip for two down under and down the road in New Zealand. -- Coming soon.

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New Zealand Patagone - Oct-Nov 2005  A short hike through Patagonia in Argentina and Chile. -- Coming soon.

The term Walkabout comes from the Australian Aboriginal. The idea is that a person can get so caught up in one's work, obligations and duties that the truly important parts of one's self become lost. From there it is a downward spiral as one gets farther and farther from the true self. A crisis situation usually develops that awakens the wayward to the absent true self. It is at this time that one must go on walkabout. All possessions are left behind (except for essential items) and one starts walking. Metaphorically speaking, the journey goes on until you meet yourself. Once you find yourself, you sit down and have a long talk about what one has learned, felt and done in each other's absence. One talks until there is nothing left to say -- the truly important things cannot be said. If one is lucky, after everything has been said and unsaid, one looks up and sees only one person instead of the previous two.
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Latest update: Monday, 9 January, 2006
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