Dette er det store billedgalleri for Mettes og min jordomrejse i 2019-20, der her for første gang fremstår samlet. Vi startede i Det Indiske Ocean, hvorefter vi via Indien begav os til Himalaya; Nepal og Bhutan. Via Bangladesh gik det til Malaysia og Indonesien. SÅ fulgte den store Stillehavstur, der bragte os til sjældent besøgte steder som Palau, Mikronesien, Marshalløerne, Nauru, Kiribati, Salomonøerne og Vanuatu. Via Australien var vi også i Papua Ny Guinea på øhop. Turen sluttede i Surinam og Guyana, via Hawaii.
The second leg of the Pacific part went from Marshall Islands in the north to Nauru, Kiribati and Solomon Islands. Nauru has a reputation as the Australian refugee island but this is some time ago and now refugees are integrated and live in container houses very much like our hotel! The island also has some interesting remains from WW2. It is among the smallest nations in the world and when you arrive you can actually see the whole country from the air! Next was Kiribati and the island of Tarawa. There is a lot of WW2 remains and too pay of the damage the Japanese have built a very nice road along the island, actually the only road. So we took a roadtrip and drove ALL roads on Tarawa. That brought us past white beaches, old canons and small, traditional villages with happy children. You could even drive across the airport through a whole in the fence. This IS the road. The seafood was very fresh and we ate at the same place all the time, actually more or less the only one. Here we also met a WHO representative who for the first time told us about the Corona virus. Well, the rest is history. We then moved on to Solomon with even more WW2 memorials, including the famed Bloody Ridge and Red Beach. We stayed in capital of Honiara and toured the island and the remains of WW2 on horrible muddy roads. The country is very expensive and quite interesting. Well worth to spend some time.