Our favourite soundbites from around the world.
We thought it would be interesting to share a few of the funny things we have said or we have heard other people say on the trip. We hope you find them slightly amusing too. Here´s some from the two of us first...
Richard to friend of his Uncle on the phone: 'Its Richard, Gary and Lee's niece...' - Dopey!
Pauline: 'Is the IMF Australian?' (INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund, Doh!)
R: 'It would be awesome if we could get some dairylea for the street yams.' - Beijing Geek
P: 'Do you want some moisturiser?'
R: 'No thanks, I've got my own.' - A freebie I might add.
P: 'We're on the periphery of Mortal Combat!' - At the end of a 'small' dispute on the streets of Beijing
P: 'I couldn't kill a no-legged cow.'
P: 'I've just done a self-portrait of you' - Slip up by the maestro herself when drawing in bus window condensation.
R: 'Quick let´s commandeer that picnic table' - One of several free in a deserted campsite.
R: ' Can you focus on the driving please Pauline?' seconds later... R: 'Check out that tractor coming out of the sea!' - During a road trip on the Coromandel Penisula, New Zealand.
P: `Excuse me sir, where do I pay for the food and drinks?´ Business class lounge receptionist: ´You don´t madam, it´s complimentary. You can pay me if you like´ spot the backpacker!
And here´s a few from some people we met or overheard:
Heman (Our host in Chennai) to Richard: 'I must show you the toilets.' - During a trip to a posh cinema.
Chinese tea scammers in Shanghai to Richard: 'You have big nose.' - No shit.
Radio Presenter on Triple J in Australia to his colleague: 'I'm not talking to you cos you punched me in the nob!'
Staff member at Taupo Bungy, New Zealand: 'Forget the duct tape, i'll get a harness for the bear, it'll be safer!' - After Richard had requested that Pauline´s soft toy mascot come along for the ride.
Hopefully there´ll be plenty more to come.