This coming Thursday is Anzac Day. I am not an Australian though I have a deep sense of respect and gratitude for the sacrifices Australia has made in a number of wars over the years. In September 2012 I walked the Kokoda Track and it gave me a profound appreciation of what the ‘Diggers’ (Australian soldiers) endured. The battles along the Kokoda Track were brutal, and it would be hard to find a more inhospitable place on planet earth where a war was ever fought. The Diggers, with incredible bravery and determination, held back the Japanese who were bent on taking Port Moresby from where they could then attack Australia.

I hope over the next few days to post more about my Kokoda Track experience and how I walked it solo in both directions. For now here is an article about my Kokoda walk.



No Responses to “Walking the Kokoda Track Solo in Both Directions in Honor of the Australian Diggers”


  1. Walking the Kokoda Trail Solo and Keeping the Sabbath and Kosher Along the Kokoda Track | Travelling Rabbi - [...] Previous post on the Kokoda Track [...]
  2. Kokoda part 2, Preparing For My Solo Trek Along the Kokoda Trail. | Travelling Rabbi - [...] Post 1 [...]

Leave a Reply