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World Trip: Miscellaneous

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | Views [346]

Occasions Watched the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics with a lot of excited Hong Kong Nationals at the harbour front, spent Christmas Day driving along the Ocean Road in Australia, New Year in Sydney, Carnaval in Brazil, ... Read more >


The Final Flight

CANADA | Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | Views [518]

Thursday July 22nd 2009 So, I'm sat in the gate lounge in Pearson International Airport in Toronto, waiting for my British Airways flight to London Heathrow. It's my fifteenth and final flight of my year travelling. I've just waved ... Read more >


New Orleans: June 26th – July 1st

USA | Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | Views [251]

It may be as good a depiction as any to describe my time in New Orleans by the food and drink I consumed. So, drinks ranged from the great (although at $4 you'd expect them to be!) smoothies from “King Smoothies”, Garry's ... Read more >


First Day in New Orleans: June 25th 2009

USA | Sunday, 28 Jun 2009 | Views [737]

@page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> I'd fallen into bed at 1am in Antigua, Guatemala, and my alarm went at 3.15am for the taxi minibus to the airport. I couldn't get my rucksack closed so in ... Read more >


Guatemala: June 19th to 25th

GUATEMALA | Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | Views [460]

On the 18 hour bus ride from Managua in Nicaragua to Guatemala City, I met an Australian girl, Monique, and, after being advised that it wasn't safe to get a public bus on a Sunday evening to Antigua, we shared a 30 ... Read more >


Nicaragua: Isa Ometepe – San Juan - Granada. June 15th to 18th

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | Views [246]

One evening at the lovely Hacienda Merida on Isla Ometepe, I met a guy from Texas, a guy from England, a German girl and a guy from Austria and we spent a number of hours drinking and playing "pigs" together. Only the Texan, Travis, was ... Read more >


Nicaragua: Isla Ometepe, June 13th: The Afternoon Of Incidences

NICARAGUA | Saturday, 20 Jun 2009 | Views [266]

I absolutely loved Isla Ometepe. It's an incredibly peaceful, unique, fascinating place. I spent 4 nights there. I did, however, have a couple of unfortunate incidences one day when I rented a bike. Looking back, I was ... Read more >


Nicaragua: Arrival on Isla Ometepe, June 11th

NICARAGUA | Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | Views [294]

As the taxi pulled off from the border, I was aware that we'd left the dense, green, jungle landscape of Costa Rica behind us. Nicaragua appeared flat and very dry. It wasn't long, however, until the landscape changed.... Read more >


The Border Crossing: Costa Rica to Nicaragua

NICARAGUA | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [236]

With my final flight home now in the near future as opposed to at some intangible time, my luggage has been gradually increasing in size. I've been carrying my possessions in a rucksack on my back and a day bag on ... Read more >


Costa Rica: June 5th - June 10th

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | Views [749]

I spent a couple of days on the Caribbean coast in Costa Rica with a French guy, Eric, who has been living in Puerto Viejo for the last 8 months and who was able to show me around. Nice Jamaican vibe to the place. It rained ... Read more >


Crossing from Panama to Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Views [864] | Comments [1]

June 5 th As I still haven't picked myself up a guidebook on this part of the world, I was lucky to meet a French guy, Eric, while waiting for the boat to take me from Bocas del Toro, on the island of Colon, to mainland Panama. In fact, ... Read more >


Panama: Bocas del Toro

PANAMA | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Views [1431]

June 1 st - 5 th The night bus from Panama to Almirante came with the usual side-effects: a constant repositioning of my legs to try and get more comfortable, back ache and a stiff neck. The fact that I couldn't sleep did mean, however, that ... Read more >


Panama: Sunidup Island, San Blas

PANAMA | Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Views [852]

May 29th-30th I have seen many gorgeous beaches and numerous islands on this trip but I think Sunidup in the San Blas archipelago off the eastern coast of Panama has to top them all: a small desert island in the rawest ... Read more >


Panama City

PANAMA | Thursday, 28 May 2009 | Views [622]

Wednesday, May 27th Nice start to the day when, without having to move an inch, I opened my eyes and saw Panama's skyline coming out of the morning mist across the Bay of Panama from the huge ceiling-to-floor window next ... Read more >


Arrival in Panama

PANAMA | Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [660]

Tuesday, May 26h Here's the thing. I'm way behind with this journal so figure I'd be best just jumping to today and writing up the end of Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia (!) at a later date. So, I was happy to creep out my dingy guest ... Read more >


Brazil: Four Days In The Amazon

VENEZUELA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [882]

March 27th – April 1st Jungle Trip (Iguana Tours), Day One I stupidly forgot to change the time on my camera, which was also serving as my alarm clock, when we arrived in Manaus from Belem so it sounded at 5.30am, frustratingly early for ... Read more >


Brazil: Belem to Manaus

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [697]

March 26th-7th 2009 Leaving Belem After just a night in Belem, Helen and I left out hotel, running with items from the breakfast table stuffed into a plastic bag and a man's arm flapping at us from the window, and hopped ... Read more >


Brazil: Belém

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [569]

March 25 th - 26 th Belem I must have forgotten what it's like to stay in a hotel as I was surprised when the receptionist in “Hotel Unidos” in Belém (Portuguese for "Bethlehem") insisted that we didn't need to pay on arrival ... Read more >


Brazil: Jericoacoara to Belém

BRAZIL | Monday, 25 May 2009 | Views [3233]

March 20 th – 23 rd : Jericoacoara The Journey There Initially, Helen and I weren't able to get seats next to each other on the night bus from Recife to Fortaleza. We smiled as Helen's neighbour was quite a good-looking guy ... Read more >


Brazil, The Coast: Arraial d'Ajuda - Salvador - Olinda

BRAZIL | Sunday, 24 May 2009 | Views [1472]

March 9 th - 13th: Arraial d'Ajuda The Journey An 18 hour coach journey took Helen and I from the mountain town of Ouro Preto via Belo Horizonte (of which we saw only sky scrapers and the busy bus station) to Porto Seguro on the coast ... Read more >


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