THE PLAN

In accordance with my mum’s wishes, we will be travelling down into England and visiting Stonehenge. Then, all being well, we will travel to France to stroll around the Palace of Versailles. Then it’s down to Italy for a boat tour of Rome before heading to Greece to check out the Acropolis.

Over to Egypt then to see the Pyramids, to Jordan for Petra, through the Arabian desert to Muscat, from where I hope to take a ferry to Port Gandhinagar in India, then to Agra for the Taj Majal before crossing the Himalayas — Nepal to Tibet — and down to see where the Great Wall of China disappears into the ocean.

Then down to Laos, Thailand and into Malaysia, where I’ll be attempting to cross by ship to Australia to visit Uluru… if that’s even possible these days.

Then I’ll head to the east coast, and (I’ll confess I haven’t worked this bit out yet) cross the Atlantic to South America, hopefully landing in or near Peru. We’ll take the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and then I plan to travel up along the spine of the Andes towards Central America, ending our journey at the great pyramid of Chichén Itzá in Mexico.