What a difference location makes. I suppose it highlights the distance, but going from Muzza's place in the tropical north to the temperate south may be 2000 km but you notice it more in the temperature difference. When you experience the temperature shift you wouldn't think that you were in the same country. Only here in Australia. In Europe we would have crossed 4 or 5 borders and the time taken would have been much longer.
Well we have been home long enough to start planning the next trip.