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Our world Travel On 10th May 2007 I fled the UK on a journey around the world with a long list of places to go. Got as far as the Philippines where I met my wife. We got married on 11th May 2010 and are now sharing the experiences of travelling the world together

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Battambang to Sihanoukville

CAMBODIA | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [3272]

Wed 5th Mar - Woke to the sound from the local   buddhist temple that seemed to carry a long way. Early breakfast on the top floor of the hotel as the sun rose. Nice start to the day. Booked on a Capitol bus to Phnom Penh leaving at 7am which turned ... Read more >

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Siem Reap to Battambang

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Views [3975]

Sat 1st Mar - Had a nice meal at the 'Dead Fish Tower' restaurant in the evening. Buil almost like a warehouse inside, with platforms on many levels. Food and drinks are delivered between levels using trays, pulleys and ropes. A central platform ... Read more >

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Pakse to Siem reap

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 1 Mar 2008 | Views [6298]

Wed 27th Feb - Picked up by Sawngthaew from hotel at 8am to go to meeting point for VIP bus. What a joke....turned out to be an 18 seater minibus that was almost full when I got there, so I ended up with one of the fold-up seats in the aisle. Would ... Read more >

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Vang Vieng to Pakse

LAOS | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [6074]

Mon 18th Feb - Moving on to Vang Vieng today and Victoria and I had booked space on a minivan last night. Worked out the same price as a public bus and a great choice as the transport was a plush black toyota SPV wih comfy leather interior and movies ... Read more >

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Ponsavan to Vientiane

LAOS | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [1461]

Mon 18th Feb - Moving on to Vang Vieng today and Victoria and I had booked space on a minivan last night. Worked out the same price as a public bus and a great choice as the transport was a plush black toyota SPV wih comfy leather interior and movies ... Read more >

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Plain of Jars (Ponsavan)

LAOS | Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | Views [1775]

Sun 17th Feb - We had booked a tour of the 3 sites of the plain of Jars this morning, joined by three other people. The plain of jars is a collection of sites with three of the main groups being within 25 km of Ponsavan. The purpose of the ... Read more >

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Luang Prabang & Hilltribe village trek to opium fields

LAOS | Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | Views [3820] | Comments [2]

Today is the start of a three day trek into the hills north east of Luang Prabang. Just myself, Victoria (from Australia), and our guide Lue Yang, who is from the 'Hmong' tribe of people. A brief recap of the events of yesterday...... I wanted ... Read more >

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Laos

LAOS | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [1367]

Wed 6th Feb - After settling went walkabout in Hauy Xia. The main road through the town is geared up for the passing tourist trade with shops and guest houses. Getting off the main road though, is rewarding as the old village is full of traditional ... Read more >

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Chiang Mai to Laos

THAILAND | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [6740]

Tue 29th Jan - It rained heavily last night, which was a relief. The first rain i've seen in over 4 months. Something about warmth and rain is very refreshing. I like the feel of Sukhothai and could spend more time here, but I have to move out into ... Read more >

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Heading north....Ayuthaya and Khao Yoi NP

THAILAND | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Views [1667]

Tue 22nd Jan - Escaping the madness of the city and heading for Ayathuya, 86km to the north east of Bangkok. Regular trains so a leisurely walk to Hua Lampong station. As usual, met by an assistant who asks where you want to go, points you to the ... Read more >

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Bangkok revisited.....

THAILAND | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [971]

Sun 20th Jan - It's sunday, and after a day like yesterday, it's time to relax for a change. Walk to Hua Lampong station to pick up train timetables and then onto the Metro to head for Lumphini park. Best off at Silom station for this as it exits ... Read more >

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Thailand - Bangkok

THAILAND | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [3823]

Wed 9th Jan - Arrived at the new Bangkok airport (Suvarnhabumi Internaional) aboard Srilankan airways flight UL888 that stopped off on its way to Beijing. Thailand is GMT+7hrs. 30 days free visa on arrival. This airport is ultra modern and ... Read more >

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Maldives

MALDIVES | Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | Views [1509]

Thu 3rd Jan - Arrived at Malé airport aboard Srilankan airways flight UL105 later than scheduled at 2am . Silly time to arrive, but there are limited options with flights and there was a delay leaving Colombo . The Maldives are half an hour ... Read more >

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Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Views [2708] | Comments [2]

Sat 22nd Dec - Rapid south Indian breakfast at the hotel and free drop-off at the airport international terminal. Sri Lankan Airlines Flight UL122 due to leave at 10:30am for Sri Lanka, so straight to check-in via the usual baggage screening at ... Read more >

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Haridwar to Sri Lanka

INDIA | Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | Views [1594]

Wed 19th Nov - had a good night's sleep and needed it after the day I had yesteray. Also feeling better whi ch helps. Off to catch bus at the UP bus station, which is only 20 minutes walk away. The bus station is the usual mess of buses with not ... Read more >

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Royal Chitwan NP to Haridwar

INDIA | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [2172] | Comments [1]

Fri 14th Dec - I fancied a break from temples and the noise of the city, and so booked myself onto a 2 night/3 day package trip to Royal Chitwan National park leaving this morning. Will be staying at the 'Maruni Sanctuary Lodge' which is inside ... Read more >

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Darjeeling to Kathmandu

INDIA | Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | Views [8718] | Comments [2]

Mon 10th Dec - Checked my bank account last night and noticed that when I was in Varanasi, a void ATM transaction had actually been charged to my account. So, armed with a print-out I headed off to the State Bank of India to sort it out. Straight ... Read more >

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Varanasi to Darjeeling

INDIA | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Views [6737] | Comments [1]

Thu 6th Dec - Making my escape today upto the cold north again. This time to Darjeeling in West Bengal...a very long way from Varanasi! To get there involve a very bumpy rickshaw ride about 18km to the Mughal Sarai train station, south of Varanasi.... Read more >

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Jhansi to Varanasi & the holy Ganges

INDIA | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Views [3019] | Comments [4]

Fri Nov 30th - Picked up train 2644 (Swarna Jayanti) from Mathura junction to Jhansi, but this is just a mid point for getting to Khajuraho. Could do more from Jhansi, but I ' m a bit tired and want to take a break and go somewhere chilled for a ... Read more >

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Rajasthan

INDIA | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [1593] | Comments [1]

Sun 18th Nov - first day of the tour and off around Delhi. Started in old Delhi at the enormous 'Lal Qila' Red Fort. With a perimeter of 3.5km this would take a whole day just to see it. Not much time so only a quick look at the outside. Built ... Read more >

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