Around the world in 5+ months Dr Albert Yeap Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science abstract: This is a light-hearted look at the second half of my study leave where I travelled "round the world". I went to the States, Canada, Turkey, UK, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. I gave 13 seminars at 11 different universities. I attended two international conferences and visited laboratories as prestigious as that of the Oxford Robotics Laboratory and as little known (yet) as that of Bilkent and Jinan University. What have I learned and what hair-raising events have happened?