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Trip: Round the World Trip

There are [36] stories from my trip: Round the World Trip

The Routeburn Track

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | Views [229]

We have just finished a 3 day walk along the Routeburn. It was in primitive conditions compared to what we have had up till now. There were no showers and we had to carry all our food for 3 days and nights. We also had to share dormitories and one night ... Read more >

Banks Peninsula Track or the loneliness of the long distance loos

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | Views [282]

They definitely don't want you relieving your bowels on their beautiful land. Gory details are given of the problems that can be generated if you do relieve yourself in the wrong places. I was taught as a cub scout, and it came straight of the Bafen ... Read more >

Sernade to Akaroa

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | Views [272]

  One of the fascinatig thimgs about modern travel is finding what you have arranged thousands of miles away generally works. So that the bus we   organised and paid for in Devon to take us to Akaroa actually arrived. It was slightly late ... Read more >

Photos: New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

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The Leaving of Singapore, Michael, Paul and Kate

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 23 Feb 2013 | Views [212]

Mary and I are at Changi airport ready to fly to New Zealand. Michael is with us and is flying to Melbourne. We are leaving Paul, Michael's son and his partner Kate in Singapore as they are staying with friends until Monday when they return home.Mary ... Read more >

Goodbye to Dorothy and hello Singapore

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 23 Feb 2013 | Views [234] | Comments [3]

For all of our regular readers I am sorry for the delay in updating you. It not for thr want of trying. Although many places offer wifi, ot is not always realable enough to handle such sophisticated data transfer that I require.  We were forced ... Read more >

Photos: Singapore

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 23 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Or last stop in Sri Lanka Near Galle

SRI LANKA | Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | Views [392] | Comments [1]

I am sorry that this blog is not up to the standard you would expect of  me being a wiz on the computer. However the site does not seem to perform as it should which has led to blogs not eing uploaded and photos in the wrong orientation. For instance ... Read more >

Yalla National Park

SRI LANKA | Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 | Views [230]

We got up at 4.45 am to go on safari. They said it was a. better time to see the animals, but I think it is so they can get two safaris a day. We are in the Yalla N.P. which has lropards and elephants both of which we saw. Unfortunately we were unable ... Read more >

Leaving Bandarawela

SRI LANKA | Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | Views [306] | Comments [1]

W. Ha e now found an internet connection zwhich wull alliw us to upload photos. We have now left Rodney and Eric's wonderful hospitality in their beatiful hotel in Bandarawela. The Adelphi. You can see from the photos that it is decorated and furnished ... Read more >


SRI LANKA | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | Views [214]

We have arrived in Banderwela in the midst of a shower. The only problem is that the shower has lasted for at least 24 hours. We had decided to come this time of the year to avoid such rain. Anyway such deficits in the weather are well compensated ... Read more >

Buddhad out

SRI LANKA | Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | Views [267]

How many temples can any place have. The answer is lots. The interesting thing about Sri Lanka is that the local kings tended to import their brides, of which they had many, from main land India. To complicate thing they chose women from the Hindi tradition ... Read more >

Photos: Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA | Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

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The first few days

SRI LANKA | Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | Views [227] | Comments [2]

Everything has gone smoothly so far. We have met up with Dorothy and Mary's brother Micahel is with us. We have been here for 4 days and I have had problems in getting on to the hotel internet. It still isn't fixed so they have let me use the office ... Read more >


SINGAPORE | Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | Views [143]

Arrived on time at Singapore in transit for Colombo. 1 hour delay.  

Photos: The start

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

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