The text information has been recreated from information that I send home via postcards. The bulk of the travelling was by Train using a 2 Month EuroRail Youth Pass and staying in Youth Hostels. I departed from Melbourne airport at around 1:30am with the first stop being Bangkok. From Bangkok it was a direct flight to Athens (we were unable to disembark at Athens but had an hour or so at Bangkok) and then on to Rome arriving at 4PM on the 24 August 1980. The weather in both Bangkok and Rome was rather hot and humid.

 There was some excitement on the flight home when the plane was unable to get landing Clearance for Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). We had to return to Calcutta (India) to refuel before continuing on.