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30th October - Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA | Monday, 30 Oct 2006 | Views [827] | Comments [1]

Penang We've been taking things pretty easy in Malaysia, Emma came to join us for a week in Penang where we spent most of the time eating or waiting to be hungry enough to eat again.  We couldn't get enough of the night market / hawkers centre near ... Read more >

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19th October - Penang

THAILAND | Saturday, 21 Oct 2006 | Views [859] | Comments [1]

After roughing it in cheap hotels in the north of Thailand, we decided it wa time to live it up, blow the budget and stay somewhere flash in Ko Samui. Aoife had been honing her bargaining skills in the night bazaar in Chiang Mai and managed to ... Read more >

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8th October - Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Sunday, 8 Oct 2006 | Views [933] | Comments [1]

Hurrah, I have female company again!  Aoife (Eoin's sister) has been with us for the last couple of weeks and we've been having a ball.  We've been for manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, hair treatments, haircuts and body scrubs.  Thailand seems ... Read more >

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23rd September - Thailand

VIETNAM | Saturday, 23 Sep 2006 | Views [906] | Comments [1]

I think I'm not really a proper traveller because I've got to admit, I was quite glad to leave Vietnam in the end. We did have a really good time there but I'd had enough of the traffic and the hard sell you get from everyone.  The difference in people ... Read more >

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10th September - Hoi An

VIETNAM | Sunday, 10 Sep 2006 | Views [804] | Comments [1]

My initial euphoria at leaving Cambodia and arriving in Saigon started wearing off pretty quickly when I realised that the Vietnamese follow the same road rules as the Cambodians but there are even more road users here.  To cross the street in Saigon, ... Read more >

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29th August - Escaped from Phnom Penh

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 29 Aug 2006 | Views [811]

"Interesting" is what everyone seems to say about Cambodia. Yes, very interesting, but by this morning all I was interestd in was leaving the place.  Actually, that is quite harsh, we had a good time but we'd seen enough. As we flew in, the ... Read more >

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29th August - Escaped from Phnom Penh

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 29 Aug 2006 | Views [655]

"Interesting" is what everyone seems to say about Cambodia. Yes, very interesting, but by this morning all I was interested in was leaving the place.  Actually, that is quite harsh, we had a good time but we'd seen enough. As we flew in, the ... Read more >

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23rd August - Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 24 Aug 2006 | Views [877] | Comments [1]

Singapore After the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, Singapore seemed pretty tame.  It's nice, all very orderly and efficient but not really that exciting - or not if you're on a budget like us anyway, oh poor us, i know we have your sympathy. Did ... Read more >

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15th August - Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Tuesday, 15 Aug 2006 | Views [633]

We left Japan and flew to Hong Kong (don’t talk to me about the flight, I got all excited when I realized we were being upgraded, brushed my hair, put on some lipstick and they just put us in economy plus, we clearly don’t look classy enough for business ... Read more >

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6th August - Tokyo

JAPAN | Sunday, 6 Aug 2006 | Views [794]

We leave Japan today, bound for Hong Kong .   I’m quite sad to leave really because it feels like we’re really starting to get the hang of it here. Traditional Japanese Inn Before leaving Kyoto we left our regular western style hotel ... Read more >

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29th July - I love Japan!!

JAPAN | Saturday, 29 Jul 2006 | Views [826]

So, after our little break back in Europe, here we are in Japan, hurrah, I love it!! We stayed for the first few days with Emma and Ken in Tokyo, they have ben acclimitising us, taking us out and showing us how things are done.  But right now, we are ... Read more >

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15th June - Sleeping in Seattle

USA | Friday, 16 Jun 2006 | Views [624] | Comments [2]

Months of healthy clean living has finally taken it's toll on me and I have come down with tonsilitis, I knew all that fresh air couldn't be good for me.  Needless to say, I am milking my situation for maximum sympathy from Eoin.  Tonsilitis is very ... Read more >

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30th May - California again

USA | Wednesday, 31 May 2006 | Views [1860]

Utah The problem with Utah is that here wine is classified as hard liquor and hard liquor is only available for purchase in state liquor stores.   In the seven days we were in Utah we did not see a single one that was open. What a place.   As ... Read more >

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16th May - Utah

USA | Wednesday, 17 May 2006 | Views [455] | Comments [1]

We're in Utah but we could be on another planet - the landscape is all red and white and pink cliffs, really beautiful and when a girl in the grocery store asked Eoin where he was from, she said she'd never heard of Ireland, that she'd taken two classes ... Read more >

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5th May - California

USA | Saturday, 6 May 2006 | Views [646]

Hawaii We left Hawaii for the mainland after a few more days of doing very little, we did manage a trip to Pearl Harbor though, but we need to relax, we are on holiday after all... San Francisco What a mental place! I had to get right back into ... Read more >

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April 19th - Hawaii

USA | Thursday, 20 Apr 2006 | Views [768] | Comments [1]

I haven't updated this in  ages - mostly becausI was too stressed for the first few days in Hawaii and too relxed after that. Adelaide We continued to drink our way across Australia by visiting the National Wine Centre in Adelaide and then heading ... Read more >

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28th March Perth

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 29 Mar 2006 | Views [1175] | Comments [1]

Brisbane Our last couple of days on the East coast were spent in Brisbane.  Our first day there was St Patricks day and I spent most of the day trying to keep Eoin out of the pub til the evening and most of the following day recovering from aforementioned ... Read more >

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15th March - Noosa

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 15 Mar 2006 | Views [734] | Comments [2]

Surf's up! Hey dudes, I have to speak a bit different now i'm a surf chick, Eoin and I have decided that we couldn't leave the East Coast of Australia without learning to surf.  We had a  2 hour lesson yesterday and one today...did I say lesson?  ... Read more >

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2nd March - Port Douglas

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 3 Mar 2006 | Views [680] | Comments [1]

Arrival in Sydney I'd been looking forward to Sydney because Nicole and Lisa were joining us there, I quite fancied a bit of female company and they didn't let me down, they arrived at Sydney Airport wearing matching outfits with matching luggage, ... Read more >

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20th Feb - Christchurch

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 26 Feb 2006 | Views [458]

So, the New Zealand leg of the trip is now over.... Rain The day we left Oamaru it started to rain and didn't stop for about three days. Good job we were staying with Francis Royston, a friend of Eoin's family from Portumna who moved over to NZ about ... Read more >

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