Oh, right...sorry - GFC may just be a term used here. It's an abbreviation we use for the Global financial crisis.
And thanks for the trip wishes....We are very much looking forward to it. Another thing I hear about is how hospitable the people are, so....I do hear loads of positives too !
I'm taking my 10 year old with me
He's even got some US dollars saved !
I hope you do make it to Australia - I'm sure you would love it ! Tis a tad hot at present though..