"....after going thru your
web site almost in its entirety I feel as tho I know you both. Congratulations.You
have done a fantastically excelent job.My wife and I( I am 76 and she is 72)
have travelled to most, but not all, of the places that you have written about-
and to some that you have not and your descriptions of things you have done
and seen and eaten and "drinken" are so excellent and so honest and written
in such an interesting style that you really deserve every acolade possible...Your
senses of humor are great and I thought your packing list was SUPER....You
both write with a VERY INTERESTING style."
-J & Y Belsinger
"What a site! The best I've ever seen--It's now the #1 spot in my "favorites" Read about you in the NY Times which I'm sure will generate 1000s of emails. "-J. Haedrich
"I saw the piece in today's NY Times; checked out the
site and wow it really got my juices for traveling flowing again; especially
the part about looking for a nice seafood place you recalled from 10 years
ago, albeit not finding it. None of this is a waste of time, because
recollection is only a pointer; while you may not find what you were looking for, behold you "stumble" by other equally enjoyable sites, sounds or whatever. Great that you guys would go through the trouble of sharing this...do I smell capital here?"-R. Steele
"I just wanted to say that
I'm really enjoying your ongoing travelogue, please keep up the good work.
I'm planning to set off on my own RTW journey next year - so am interested
in all the details, costs, etc. It's nice for us armchair adventurers
to be able to follow your journeys - it is greatly appreciated. I especially
like how you give two viewpoints to your trip, it provides a nice contrast.
"Read about your site in today's New York
Times. It is an incredible site. You both should be very proud. Keep
up the good work!"- J. Baum
"I have dreamed many
times of doing what you guys are doing. I'm sure most of the people on your
list say the same. You are inspiration to us! In fact, I am going
to do something like it sometime, but I have no plans made as yet..."-C.D.
"I have just stumbled accross
you web site and I would just like to say that I think it is great. My biggest
ambition is to travel round the world." J. Youngson
"Hi there. We were neighbors
in Ubud for a few days. I finally took the time to check out your web
page. Forget cooking/teaching, y'all should be designing webpages and
writing books! Truly a pleasure to read."-R. Proulx
"I am watching with interest
as your journey develops. I have done a little traveling myself and
it is interesting to see some of the same feelings and revelations that I
experienced as my travels evolved. I just wanted to drop you an encouraging
note. Every day won't be great but the good ones will more than make
up for the bad ones. One more thing; you'll get all kinds of
opinions from all kinds of people. Some are nuts with no life. Just
enjoy your trip and tell us all about it. Don't feel you have to justify
or explain what you say or how you say it."-
"Just wanted to drop you a
line and let you know how much I enjoy reading about your adventures.
You guys are on the trip that I have been dreaming of, so I am getting lots
of helpful hints. I can hardly wait until the next installment to see
where you go next"- S. Newton
"Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
Mahalo for your sharing your views of the world with us (yes, now it's us...as
my ipo (sweetheart) is now a reader of your journals. Nothing like the real
thing, but your writings get us closer! Dave, I love your melodrama.
I identified well with your awe."-sweetlei
"I'm in the midst of planning
my trip beginning in July 1999. I wanted to let you know that I just
saw you 'For Women Only' section and really appreciate it. I welcome
any more tips you might add for women especially when you get into Southeast
Asia and India.
Thanks for your page. I'm living vicariously through you guys until next year." T. Esin
"HI!! You don't know me, but
I stumbled across your travelougue today. Firstly, I'll tell you I can't
wait to read more. I am planning a 6 month Pacific Cricle (SE Asia, Oz, NZ)
journey for my boyfriend & myself for next September so I have found
your page full of very usefull info....Good luck on your trip, can't wait
to share it with you by reading your journals! "
:-) L. ROLSTON
"Around the World on the Web:
Kristina Johnson and David Franke left for a trip around the world in late August. Their itinerary spans a full year and most of the world. They are traveling west and making numerous stops including Fiji, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Nepal, the African continent, Jordan and Turkey. Yes, we’re jealous, but the good news is they plan to share this
incredible experience. With a laptop and their iPass connection, they will be posting news and views of their travels at http://www.wired2theworld.com"-DNAI Newsletter
"Loved your site! Excellent
photographs and concise but informative text. Bravo."
"I finally had the chance to
check out your web site....It is phenomenal!!! I am hugely impressed.
How do you have time to do this, and spend time seeing the sites??"- M. Harrington
"Hello David & Kristina
- I don't know if you're taking e-mails from strangers, or if you have to
pay to get them (sorry!), but I wanted to let you know that I enjoy the trip
updates and you are an inspiration to me, as I am setting off in May 1999
for my own RTW trip. Even tho I'm not going for as long as you, I am
32 (i.e., beyond most hostel frathouses) and value the reviews that you give of the places you stay, things
you see, especially Australia and Bali."-C. Menjou