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Working for the man

JAPAN | Sunday, 5 Feb 2006 | Views [662]

With my bank balance diminishing with seemingly with every day that passess, and also in no small part to HSBCs scandalous withdrawal rates (3.91 to withdraw 300 pounds- Nationwide here I come), it's high time I got my finger out and started looking ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money

Cos-Play: Harajuku girls

JAPAN | Monday, 23 Jan 2006 | Views [19444] | Comments [3]

(There is a new Lao photo folder). There is a district of Tokyo called Harajuku, which is famous for many things. There is the majestic Meiji shrine, with it's splendid gardens, which looked all the better for the snow whilst I was there. There are ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Laos

JAPAN | Thursday, 19 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

The land of a thousand elephants
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Settling in

JAPAN | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Views [736]

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 >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: JAPAN 2006

JAPAN | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

All things Tokyo and around
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Gallery: Cambodia

JAPAN | Sunday, 15 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

From Cambodia
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Suffering on the Subway

JAPAN | Thursday, 12 Jan 2006 | Views [650]

 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 >

Tags: Adventures

Konnichiwa kara The land of the rising sun

JAPAN | Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006 | Views [842] | 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 >

Tags: Adventures

The Bridge Over the River Kwai

THAILAND | Tuesday, 3 Jan 2006 | Views [3815] | 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 >

Tags: Adventures

Last day on the beach

THAILAND | Saturday, 31 Dec 2005 | Views [723]

Hi all. I've uploaded some pictures to the blog, they are in a file called Ko Pha-Ngan. This is my last day on the island. I've decided to take the joint ferry/bus back to up Bangkok tomorrow (yes, new year's day) no doubt with a hangover. This might ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Boxing day & Beyond

THAILAND | Tuesday, 27 Dec 2005 | Views [1723]

Hi all, I hope you had a lazy boxing day..... After a busy Christmas day on the beach, we finally called it a night after stuffing ourselves with some great food. The owner of the place that we are staying at (called "Onh") made us Christmas ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Ko Pha-Ngan

THAILAND | Saturday, 24 Dec 2005 | Views [869] | Comments [2]

Hi all, Firstly, I hope you all have a very merry Christmas for tomorrow! The last few days have seen me relaxing on the island of Ko Pha-Ngan, which is an island on the eastern side. I am staying in a really quiet hut with some other friends on ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Back in Bangkok

THAILAND | Tuesday, 20 Dec 2005 | Views [513]

I'm back in Bangkok now after a gruelling 12 hour drive on dirt roads from Siem Riep. The trip was bad for many reasons. We found out that there is a bit of a scam going on with the operator, in that he will stop at a few places in order for us to "... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 18 Dec 2005 | Views [779] | Comments [2]

  After all the seriousness of the Capital, we find outselves on our first full day in Siem Reap, which is home to the old city of Angkor, and the stunning temples. Tomorrow (if I can get a ticket) I will get the morning bus back to where it all ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Phnom Penh: The Killing Fields

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 15 Dec 2005 | Views [1147]

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 >

Tags: Adventures

To Cambodia

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 14 Dec 2005 | Views [689]

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 >

Tags: Adventures

Saigon or HCMC?

VIETNAM | Monday, 12 Dec 2005 | Views [987] | Comments [2]

Hello all,   Here I am enjoying my first full day in Saigon (now known officially as Ho Chi Minh City). This entry might be a little big due to some major computer problems here in Vietnam. I think "Uncle Ho's regime" keeps a pretty tight ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Hue: The thinking man's city

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 6 Dec 2005 | Views [828] | 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 >

Tags: Adventures

From Halong bay to Hue

VIETNAM | Sunday, 4 Dec 2005 | Views [7662] | 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 >

Tags: Adventures

Rendezvous with the V.C.

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005 | Views [815] | 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 >

Tags: Adventures

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