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Anywhere but the UK Almost three years of saving and hard work since graduation have culminated in this trip. My inspiration has come from reading inumerable atlas's and watching the quality output of the BBC ever since I was a kid. My route has changed in it's scope and length since my orignial ideas. The theme however,remains the same: to get beyond the shores of our tiny island and to experience and explore the world beyond. Oh and to have a good time and not work for six months!

Gallery: Russia

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Sunday, 22 Jul 2007 | Views [850]

How British will Hong Kong be, was a question I mused over as I made my way down from Shanghai and the first signs were encouraging.   Despite the usual bullshit involved in crossing an international frontier the immigration officers actually smiled, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Going Nowhere Fast

CHINA | Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | Views [634]

After a brief visit to Xi'an we were preparing to get back on the road.  The plan was to head to Shanghai, however, we made the fatal mistake of leaving the train booking to the last minute.  The next available train wouldn't be leaving for three days:... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Xi'an to Shanghai

CHINA | Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Beijing

CHINA | Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Communication Breakdown

CHINA | Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | Views [660]

After forty five hours on the Hanoi - Beijing express, which wasn't much of an express considering we had to change trains and disembark in Nanning for two hours, arrived in Beijing.  I was glad to be getting off having spent the previous night in the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | Views [675]

Arriving in Vietnam I immediately noticed that the grass was greener on the Vietnamese side of the border.   Well actually it wasn’t greener as the Cambodian side of the border was actually a barren wasteland.   I hoped that Vietnam would live up ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 16 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Just Another Temple?

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 16 Jun 2007 | Views [865]

Since the inception of this trip I had wanted to travel overland as much as possible and really see the countries through which I was traveling while trying to do my bit for the environment.   Clearly the second half of that statement is bollocks as ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Vientiane

LAOS | Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Shangri Laos

LAOS | Sunday, 10 Jun 2007 | Views [1086] | Comments [1]

It is almost two weeks now since I crossed the Laos Thai border in the far north and began my journey south, through the valley of the Mekong.   In this time I have discovered what a fantasticly lazy place Laos is.   The people here are great, the ... Read more >

Tags: People


Slow Boating The Mekong

LAOS | Sunday, 3 Jun 2007 | Views [881]

It was time for a detour.   For most of the last three months we had been following a fairly rigid plan which we had predetermined before leaving home.   A change and some adventure was in order, to this end we booked onto the slow boat to Luang Prabang ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Mekong and Luang Prabang

LAOS | Sunday, 3 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Same Same But Different

THAILAND | Monday, 28 May 2007 | Views [955]

I had enrolled myself on a three day trek through the forested hills in the Chiang Dao area of northern Thailand .   Over the course of the next three days I would have the pleasure of trekking over 20km in 35 degree heat with small breaks to swim, ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Gallery: Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Monday, 28 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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The City of Angels

THAILAND | Saturday, 19 May 2007 | Views [953] | Comments [1]

So Bangkok or Krung Thep as the Thai's call it. This translation however misses out fourteen other words which make up its full Thai name, yet intact it still doesn't give much of a description of what is to be found there!  Roughly translated Krung ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Bangkok

THAILAND | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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The Land of Smiles

THAILAND | Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [939] | Comments [1]

Before leaving Malaysia I had read that Thailand was the land of smiles and this is certainly true. Everyone smiles here. Even the immigration officer, who had kept me in line for over an hour and a half, smiled as he meticulously checked through my ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


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