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Settling in

JAPAN | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Views [715]

Hi all, There are new files / pictures of "Cambodia", "Tokyo Karaoke" and "Tokyo" uploaded in the gallery. Just a quick note to let you know that I am settling in nicely. I am on my second week now and slowly but surely, ... Read more >

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Suffering on the Subway

JAPAN | Thursday, 12 Jan 2006 | Views [629]

 Hi all, here's another post from the land of the rising sun....  I want to say a word or two about the (in)famous Japanese subway. You probably all know that it is the busiest in the world, moving practically millions of people from the 'burbs into ... Read more >

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Konnichiwa kara The land of the rising sun

JAPAN | Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006 | Views [824] | Comments [4]

Hi all, It's been a fair few days since my last entry, you'll see now that the journal title for trips has changed- now I am in Tokyo, Japan, having started my language course. I intend to write an entry to wrap up all things South East Asia, but at ... Read more >

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The Bridge Over the River Kwai

THAILAND | Tuesday, 3 Jan 2006 | Views [3777] | Comments [4]

A happy 2006 to you all. There are new pictures uploaded to the Thailand file... You know, I wonder why I do it to myself. With a banging hangover thanks to new year's, zero hours sleep for the same reason, I bode farewell to my friends on Pha-Ngan ... Read more >

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Phnom Penh: The Killing Fields

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 15 Dec 2005 | Views [1128]

And here I am in the Capital of Cambodia, coming to the end of my first full day here. Today has been so full of incidents, visiting the sites involving Khmer Rouge brutalities, hiring mopeds to get around this compact city, and having to deal with ... Read more >

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To Cambodia

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 14 Dec 2005 | Views [671]

Hi all,  So Saigon is a town in the city of Ho Chi Minh -  Now that that's cleared up, I'll fill you in on what I have been doing. I leave Saigon tomorrow for Phnom Penh in Cambodia. It is an 8 hour bus ride, leaving at 8am. Three of us are going together, ... Read more >

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Hue: The thinking man's city

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 6 Dec 2005 | Views [808] | Comments [1]

Well done to Hue for claiming top spot in Tinsley's best visited south east Asian city so far (sorry Hanoi). Why do I like it? To be honest, I can't really put my finger on it. There are certainly reasons to hate it, for example, each day it's rained ... Read more >

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From Halong bay to Hue

VIETNAM | Sunday, 4 Dec 2005 | Views [7606] | Comments [9]

Here I am on day 30, which also coincides with my Brother's 25th birthday. Happy birthday John! I have just got off a 12 hour bus ride from Hanoi to Hue, which is in the centre of Vietnam. Here's what I have been doing for the last few days - I haven't ... Read more >

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Rendezvous with the V.C.

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005 | Views [791] | Comments [1]

Hello all. I have had a great last fews days in Hanoi. Ian and I have spent most of our time in the old quarter where most of the museums, cultural sites and other interesting things are to be found. We are staying in the centre of the old quarter, ... Read more >

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Vientiane: almost a city!

LAOS | Friday, 25 Nov 2005 | Views [771]

Here I am in the capital, Vientiane, enjoying my first day after the 10 or so hour ride from Luang Prabang. Yesterday (seems so long ago!) I was up early at 5.30am to have a bit of breakfast and then to get outside and meet the tuk tuk at 6.30am who ... Read more >

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On the way to Vientiane

LAOS | Wednesday, 23 Nov 2005 | Views [919] | Comments [2]

And then there was one! You find me safe and well in my last day in Luang Prabang. Tomorrow morning I will take the 6am bus for 10 hours to the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Kari and the other people that we have met have decided to take a shorter ... Read more >

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Laos: Lazy Luang Prabang

LAOS | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2005 | Views [861]

After two days on a rickety old boat that my father would have loved, we have made it into Laos and to the sleepy town of Luang Prabang. Here's the news from the last few days........... The night of the 18th saw us enjoy our last day in Chiang Mai.... Read more >

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Trekking: photo-tastic

THAILAND | Friday, 18 Nov 2005 | Views [637] | Comments [4]

Were back in the land of the living now after our great three day trek in the bad bush. This is the second time I have typed this due to a bad computer, so perhaps this post will be a little brief! As you can see, the picture is of me on my trusty steed.... Read more >

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Laos: prep work

THAILAND | Tuesday, 15 Nov 2005 | Views [1151] | Comments [3]

These last few days have seen the four of us exploring CM and also arranging travellers cheques, currency and transport for the crossing by boat down the Mekong river into Laos. Before that however, we will take a three day jungle trek. Here, there will ... Read more >

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Myanmar border: Ka'ren people

THAILAND | Sunday, 13 Nov 2005 | Views [1229] | Comments [2]

You find us safe and well today.......... Yesterday Kari and I had a relaxing day zooming around town on a moped. Here in CM, the moped rules, with everyone from monks to teenage boys driving them, their girlfriends clutching onto them on the passenger ... Read more >

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Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 10 Nov 2005 | Views [789] | Comments [4]

Here we are on day 6.... We left Bangkok after spending a day ducking out of shop doorways and big umbrellas, trying to keep dry due to heavy rain that just fell and fell. Our bus to Chiang Mai (CM) was at 6pm, so we had the day to kill. We basically ... Read more >

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Monks & Muay Thai

THAILAND | Monday, 7 Nov 2005 | Views [846] | Comments [2]

Here we are on day three....... Bangkok is a steamy South Asian capital which never seems to stop. The monsoon weather has got hotter since we have been here, and that, along with the traffic, noise and pollution problems make it a little ... Read more >

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Bangkok: Khao San Road

THAILAND | Sunday, 6 Nov 2005 | Views [734] | Comments [1]

We have arrived safetly in Bangkok. The flight over was OK because I was lucky enough to get an emergency exit seat, and the Thai airways staff were REALLY eager to help at any point with drinks etc. I didn't get any sleep though, so yesterday was spent ... Read more >

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Korea: end credits

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 4 Nov 2005 | Views [666]

Well, it's only a few hours now until I take the train up to Incheon to fly out at 9am tomorrow morning. My boxes have been posted, my money wired to England and my backpack packed.   These past few days have included many leaving parties (one for ... Read more >

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Cheongju

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 23 Oct 2005 | Views [1830]

On Saturday I travelled with a co-teacher to Cheongju, which is in the next province over called Chungcheongbuk-do. At 8am I got picked up outside my house, and after a few coffees, we were on our way. It took us three hours to get there with traffic ... Read more >

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