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CAMBODIA | Thursday, 24 December 2009 | Views [1067] | Comments [8]

A quick update before christmas. Laos continued to go well and we even managed to get tickets for the opening ceremony of the SEA games (South East Asia Games) in Vientiane and saw Malaysia beat Cambodia in soccer.

  On flying into Kuala Lumpur then Langkawi, the heat and humidity really hit you. Good to catch up on family and then flew into UK. Left Langkawi in 36 degrees celcius, landed into London at 0 degree celcius, a real shock to the system but there was more to come, we got snowed in in Aspenden staying with a friend's mother, 7 inches of snow fell and we had to cancel our trip to Hartlepool on the North East Coast of England as we couldn't leave the house, England almost came to a halt with very beautiful and pictureaque but so cold.

  Currently on route to Banbury and then down to Cornwall for xmas and new year, from here we have no idea where we are going but now have 8.5 months to work out our way down to Cape Town before flying back to Australia.

  We would like to wish you all a very happy christmas and all the best for 2010, and please keep the messages and comments coming in and let us know if you want to join us en route in 2010.

  ps. we got a UK mobile number. it's +44 7758 013 795

For more photos, check out the photo gallery titled England.

Comments

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Hi Chaps!

A very merry xmas to both of you, too! Glad you made it to the UK. What's more, for a white xmas - what great timing! Have a wonderful time there and stay warm.

I'm yet to be assigned another flight, but I'm led to believe that things will pick up in Jan. If it does, I may well be over there in the next month or so. It feels like a lifetime since I went to work. You won't find me complaining though. Hehe...

Merry xmas again and have a great 2010, wherever it takes you. Take care and stay safe.

  Wayne Dec 24, 2009 9:36 AM

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MERRY CHRISTMAS SHAWN & ANDREW!

IT'S A WINDY 24DEG CELSIUS HERE IN SYDNEY AND ALL IS WELL! I'M NOT TOO SURE IF I WILL BE ABLE TO SURVIVE THE WINTER IN ENGLAND BUT THE PICTURES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. IT WAS ALSO GREAT TO SEE PHOTOS OF YOU GUYS, I'M NOT TOO SURE IF YOU WERE SMILING OR WHETHER YOUR TEETH WERE CHATTERING FROM THE COLDNESS.

STAY WARM AND SAFE GUYS, HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL 2010.

RB

  ROMINA Dec 24, 2009 6:52 PM

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Glad to hear that both you and Andrew arrived in London safely. It's sunny and warm here in Langkawi, guess you may miss the sun....
Merry Christmas to both of you and may this Christmas fill you with joy, peace and love.

hin & mny & family

  mean ny & family Dec 26, 2009 2:20 AM

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Merry Christmas from Adelaide and our rowdy bunch! What a journey you are having! Lots and lots and lots of love to you both - please pass on our regards to Alison and have a great New Year in the Uk (lucky buggers!)
All our Love, Susannah and Paul xx

  Susannah Dec 26, 2009 11:21 AM

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Choon, Andrew,

Merry Christmas to you both (sorry its belated) and Happy New Year to you.

I m back in Lkw on 21/12/09. We have Mum birthday dinner on that night.

Helen, HT and HS are now in Sg. They r going to Malacca for a few days tour. Helen has plan to tour Loas with HT, Any tips for them?


Eng Aun

  Yap Eng Aun Dec 27, 2009 7:24 AM

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Hi Bro & Andrew,

It is so...beautiful.. Wish we could be there if there is opportunity.

Warmest wishes to both of you and may the year ahead be filled with Good Health, Happiness and Success.

Take care.

  Sis Eng Ai, Qianyu, Wei, Yuan & Lim Dec 29, 2009 1:42 AM

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wow what an amazing adventure! Must admitt I am a little green with envy but I am sure when I head off to the beach tomorrow I will be smiling!

Glad to see u both happy and looking so well, kids loved the pics....take care
Jan, Kirk, Zac, Coco and Flash.... (the kids make me sign the dog on everything these days!)

  JKZC&F Dec 30, 2009 9:56 PM

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Hi Andrew & Shawn
Hope you had a joyous x-mas with family in uk. I really enjoyed looking at the photos you'd posted online. The pics just made me miss you two even more. The trip's such a great adventure and hope you savour every moment of it. Wish you a splendid new year full of exciting adventures & events. Hugs from Seoul

  Jimmy Dec 31, 2009 4:48 AM

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