"Fourteen Weeks" is a series of updates that Ethan Gelber and Jane Higgins wrote
as a means of staying in touch with friends and family as they traveled around the world in 2002 and 2003.

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First 14 Weeks (2002)Part One: Introduction   |   Part Two: Australia   |   Part Three: Hong Kong   |   Part Four: Africa

Second 14 Weeks (2002) — Part One: Introduction, Ireland   |   Part Two: Europe and U.S.   |   Part Three: Europe   |   Part Four: North America

Third 14 Weeks (2002–2003) — Part One: Introduction, U.S.   |   Part Two: Mexico, Brazil   |   Part Three: U.S.   |   Part Four: U.S., Australia   |   Part Five: U.S.

The following text was sent as an email on June 21, 2002.

Dear Friends,

At long last, here is as quick a look as possible at the last fourteen weeks of travel that Jane and I have enjoyed. Apologies for the lack of communication during this time. Hopefully, this will help explain why:

Jane Ethan Ethan and Jane Sydney Opera House Syndey CBD (Central Business District) and Opera House seen from the harbor SyndeyFourteen weeks ago, at long last liberated from looming deadlines and an unforgiving daily writing grind (a project for Lonely Planet), I joined Jane (likewise recently released from her duties at and to Oxfam Community Aid Abroad in Sydney) in the hasty long-procrastinated planning of a circuitous trip to New York City that would lodge the soils of five continents — Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America — in our insteps. We settled on a meandering course (half plotted, half imposed) departing from Darwin for Perth; detouring through Hong Kong on the way to South Africa's Cape Town and Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls; leaving us to our own land-based devices for the long road from Zimbabwe to Nairobi via Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania; making the jump to London, Belfast and Dublin; and dropping us for a northern hemisphere summer in Europe.

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