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Where to next? This is a journal about Phil's progress as he backpacks his way west from his beloved Japan.

Gallery: Liverpool

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Milan

ITALY | Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Bologna

ITALY | Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Liverpool, and home

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | Views [459]

As I came down from the plane I was nearly cut in half by the wind, it was a grey day and before long the the heavens would open.  Welcome to England! I got the bus driver to drop me outside the YHA where I would spend the night, and once there I ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel


Milan and Bergamo

ITALY | Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | Views [735]

If I had only known that on the day I arrived in Milan, arguably the world's football capital, there would be a match between AC and Juventus...  This probably contributed to there being very few places to stay that night in Milan, all of those available ... Read more >

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Bologna and around

ITALY | Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | Views [722]

Despite seeing few tourists there are plenty of reasons to go to Bologna.  It's a very pretty university town (older, I believe, and dare I say it, than Oxford and...what's that other place called?), it is the inventor of the world's beloved spag bol, ... Read more >

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Florence

ITALY | Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | Views [670]

Unbelievable!  3 months spent in "Developing countries" (Third World) and barely a hitch on the trains.  First one I take in "civilised" Europe disappears off the noticeboard into thin air, the second is late and I get to Florence ... Read more >

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Gallery: Florence

ITALY | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Rome

ITALY | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Goa

INDIA | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Mumbai

INDIA | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Rome

ITALY | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [622]

As expected, my final couple of days in India weren't up to much.  I basically wandered aimlessly, felt tired and read in coffee shops.  In Barista Coffee, the Indian equivalent of Starbucks, I met a slightly crazy German guy who was WALKING around India.... Read more >

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Goa

INDIA | Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [793]

Firstly, apologies for the lack of photos recently - something's up with these computers.  Who am I apologising to, anyway?  Does any bastard still read this crap? Anyway, today is the final day of my obnoxiously long stay in Goa.  I've been here for ... Read more >

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Bombay (Mumbai)

INDIA | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [714]

Bombay.  Mumbai.  So good they gave it a new name, which is actually the old name, and stuck it in annoying parentheses, despite most Indians insisting still on the good old colonial pronunciation. What a lovely surprise of a city!  I was determined ... Read more >

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Jodhpur

INDIA | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [641]

Jodhpur.  Funny name.  No matter how long I've been here I can't help thinking of baggy pants, horsie types and toffs from the country, and yet nothing could be further from the truth.  While this is quite a bustling, friendly little town, it's full ... Read more >

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Jaisalmer

INDIA | Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | Views [754]

Before I get into Jaisalmer I'll mention briefly what came about to bring me there in the first place. On my final day in Delhi - of Delhi belly infamy - I was struck down with a violent, both ends erupting case of the above. This was from a meal the ... Read more >

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Gallery: Rajasthan

INDIA | Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Delhi

INDIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [670]

Old Delhi, New Delhi, Subway Delhi, Delhi Belly, my God there are a lot of Delhis!  From the slightly seedy Paharganj area where I'm staying to the jolly chaos of Chandni Chowk market to the colonial austerity of central Delhi there's a lot to take in ... Read more >

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Gallery: Delhi, Taj Mahal

INDIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Varanasi

INDIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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