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Mark's World Tour 2007-08


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Day 95: First day on Ko Tao

THAILAND | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Views [858]

Friday 8th February I had been recommended the 'Scuba Shack' dive school on Ko Tao from a guy I had met briefly in the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, and I had called them the previous day to find out the possibility of signing up for one of the ... Read more >

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Day 90: Theft on Monkey Beach!

THAILAND | Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | Views [1208]

Sunday 3rd February Sangita and Tania put forward the idea of doing more kayaking and it sounded like a fine plan to me, the perfect way to get away from the crowds for a few hours. Ko Phi Phi is basically two islands connected by a major ... Read more >

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Day 88: Kayaking and snorkelling

THAILAND | Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Views [706]

Friday 1st February I had booked on to a full day trip around some of the islands near Krabi, with the main aim of doing some kayaking. A mini-bus picked me up from my hotal at 08.00, and took a group of us to Ao Nang beach, where we took a boat ... Read more >

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Day 87: The famous beaches of Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Views [902]

Thursday 31st January I decided that my plan for the day would be to pay a visit to one of the beaches that Thailand is famous for, so I had some breakfast and then took the bus – well, it was more like a pick-up, called sawngthaew in ... Read more >

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Day 65: My last proper day in India

INDIA | Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Views [753]

Wednesday 9th January I was gradually feeling better as each day passed but still didn't feel like doing a whole lot. The morning and early afternoon were spent eating, reading and emailing. I met Jamie & Rhonda along the cliff edge path and had ... Read more >

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Day 64: Feeling better

INDIA | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [819]

Tuesday 8th January I woke feeling better than the day before but still felt the need for more R&R: rest and reading. I spent the morning emailing and that took me up to lunchtime. I finished the book I had been reading, a book called 'Tell Me ... Read more >

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Day 63: A cold at the beach....what's that all about?

INDIA | Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | Views [777]

Monday 7th January The night had been a long, uncomfortable one, and I spent most of it alternating between shivering and sweating, only falling off to sleep after what seemed like a few hours. I had decided the night before that I probably wasn't ... Read more >

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Day 53: Maximum R 'n R

INDIA | Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | Views [753]

Friday 28th December It was my last full day in Goa before I got back on the road the following day for the final leg of my Indian adventure. Although I will no doubt be spending a lot more time on beaches over the course of my world tour, I hoped ... Read more >

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Day 52: A busier day...but still very lazy

INDIA | Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | Views [784]

Thursday 27th December After breakfast, I decided to head into Palolem again and take another look around the shops. I walked in and back to get some exercise, having done little walking over the last week or so. There wasn't much of interest but ... Read more >

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Day 51: Boxing Day

INDIA | Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | Views [681]

Wednesday 26th December I knew it was almost time to hit the road again, so I spent the early part of the day trying to book an onward train ticket to Kerala, where I was planning to spend the last leg of my time in India. This was to prove a complete ... Read more >

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Day 50: Christmas Day

INDIA | Tuesday, 25 Dec 2007 | Views [902]

Tuesday 25th December I woke up to the sunniest, warmest, most beachy Christmas morning I had ever seen. Although it was really just another lazy day in Goa, it was weird to think that it was Christmas and that everyone back home would be exchanging ... Read more >

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Day 49: Christmas Eve

INDIA | Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | Views [809]

Sunday 24th December After breakfast, I set off once again for Palolem to get a present for one of the girls in the group, after we decided it would be a laugh to do Secret Santa. There wasn't a huge choice, even if we weren't buying within a budget, ... Read more >

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Day 48: A visit to Palolem

INDIA | Sunday, 23 Dec 2007 | Views [807]

Monday 23rd December I was awoken by the sound of Pete knocking on the door of my hut, a surprise in itself given that Pete hadn't made it up before lunchtime (a generous estimation, I might add) the last two days due to a severe bout of jetlag.... Read more >

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Day 47: Chilling on Patnem Beach

INDIA | Saturday, 22 Dec 2007 | Views [819]

Sunday 22nd December The days seem to get lazier and lazier in Goa, and the heat of the day always makes me feel tired, even if I haven't been doing very much (or because of it). Even after a day spent swimming, lying on the beach and eating leaves ... Read more >

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Day 45: Onwards to Patnem to meet Pete

INDIA | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [779]

Thursday 20th December I got up earlier than I had done during the rest of my stay in Agonda; 9am is a quite early for a beach bum, or at least the kind of beach bum I have become. I wanted to get to Patnem as soon as possible as I hate to hang around ... Read more >

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Day 44: An overcast day in Agonda

INDIA | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [668]

Wednesday 19th December I got up to find that there was quite a lot of cloud in the sky, making the day the coolest since I had got to Mumbai the week before. But, it was still very comfortable, and only about the second day since I had been in India ... Read more >

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Day 43: My first yoga class in India

INDIA | Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | Views [774]

Tuesday 18th December Having spent the morning struggling to send a few emails – due to power cuts and problems with the internet connection that are frustratingly regular occurrences in Goa – I set off for the beach to have a swim and try and work ... Read more >

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Day 41: Beach life and football

INDIA | Sunday, 16 Dec 2007 | Views [607]

Sunday 16th December Christmas is just over a week away and I have only seen glimpses of what might happen when the big day finally comes around next week. I passed a small carol service the previous night and heard the local kids sing ‘Silent Night’ ... Read more >

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Day 40: A move further down the coast

INDIA | Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Views [657]

Saturday 15 th December There are many beaches and villages along the coast of Goa, similar to what you would find along the Costas in Spain or the Riviera in France, and all of them catering to a growing number of foreign tourists. Some are ... Read more >

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