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Thoughts of a wandering soul The "IT WAS TIME" Trip!

Hello Buenos Aires!

ARGENTINA | Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | Views [274]

I headed into the airport to get ready for my six hour layover in Sao Paolo. I checked the monitor for my gate and went to sit down there. But first, I had to shed the winter layers I'd worn from London. Thank goodness the airport had wifi and I was ... Read more >

Tags: kerr bear, port iguassu


Farewell London!

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | Views [316]

The next day, the plan is to leave at 3pm for Heathrow as my flight is at 6.40pm. I wake up and think I feel better. Of course, I could ACTUALLY be feeling better. Come lunchtime, Davina serves me up some pasta (another massive serve) which is delicious, ... Read more >

Tags: great flight/nightmare flight


Doctor, doctor, tell me the news...

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | Views [534]

The next day I was so tired, I didn't even hear Nick leave for work! I finally got out of bed at 12.30pm. What plans today? Hmm...I didn't have any plans, and given how sick I feel, don't really want to go anywhere in this cold weather. Davina ... Read more >

Tags: nhs, sick


Tourists in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | Views [255]

I'm supposed to meet Luv at 11am at Green Park station. I think I have plenty of time to get dressed, but there are so many damn layers to put on, and then I have to top up my oyster card, so I only get on the train at 10.50am. Doh! I'd sent him a ... Read more >

Tags: big ben, buckingham palace, westminster abbey, winter wonderland


Friends in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | Views [343]

My trip to London, I have to confess, was more about meeting the people who are there rather than actually looking around London because let's face it, winter in London is FREEZING!!!! And you don't want to be walking about outdoors in that kind of ... Read more >

Tags: borough market, covent garden, london


Trip to Derby

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | Views [213]

​The next morning I head back to St Pancras International and even manage to find some time to get some breakfast. I'm hooked on croissants from Paris, so I get one as well as a pain du chocolat for good measure and a bottle of water. There's ... Read more >

Tags: chatsworth, crich, derby, sheffield


Farewell Paris, hello London!

FRANCE | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | Views [340]

The next morning - I´m on a mission. It´s my last day in Paris and I have to see the Eiffel Tower. Not because I really want to, but it´s one of those things you HAVE to do. Like watch the Twilight movies just because you´... Read more >

Tags: eiffel tower, eurostar, london, saint chapelle


Weekend in the countryside...

FRANCE | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | Views [263]

The next morning, after I awoke way too early and checked facebook, I went to sleep again and finally got out of bed when I heard noises upstairs. I went up and it seemed like Gael had been up for a while and had washed the dishes and tidied up the ... Read more >

Tags: arles, nimes


Travel to Arles...

FRANCE | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | Views [287]

The next morning (30 Nov), I check out and there's a different concierge at the front desk. As she prepares my bill, she asks if I've had any breakfast. No, I reply. Then I think to expand and in French I say no, I have not eaten. She giggles and ... Read more >

Tags: arles, boat, cat, dog


An American, an Australian and a Dane all go for a walk...

FRANCE | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | Views [226]

The plan for today (29 Nov) was to go see Notre Dame & Sainte Chapelle and then the Musee d'Orsay and walk up to the Eiffel Tower. My knee was by now, really quite sore and painful so I wore my knee brace under my jeans, but kept my hiking boots ... Read more >

Tags: danish couple, fishbowl tour, notre dame


Strolling down the Champs Elysees...

FRANCE | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | Views [425]

The next morning (28 Nov), if it can be called that, I woke up around 4am! Gah! I checked facebook for a bit and finally managed to sleep again. Next I woke up around 9am, and got dressed. I was determined to find the Sacre Couer and then head ... Read more >

Tags: arc de triomphe, louvre, pyche and cupid, sacre coeur


Hello Paris!

FRANCE | Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | Views [357] | Comments [1]

When I board the Swiss airplane, I see that there's a spare seat between myself and the other passenger in my row. I hope there's not going to be anyone else there. I hear him speak German to the air hostess so I ask him in German if he speaks ... Read more >

Tags: paris, pigalle


Goodbye Thailand!

THAILAND | Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | Views [365] | Comments [1]

The next day (26 Nov) Adrian is convinced that my big backpack will topple the motorcyle taxi over and since I can't take the water taxi, we have to walk about 10-12 minutes to the train station. I insist on carrying my big backpack cause well, it's ... Read more >

Tags: massage, skyfall


Amphawa market

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 Dec 2012 | Views [426]

The next morning (25 Nov) it's still wet, but not raining. I decide I'm not eating prison food (aka dry, sticky toast) so we head out. We stop at a diner and Adrian orders a big breakfast and I steal a piece of "real" toast from him. I even get ... Read more >

Tags: amphawa market, river prawns, seafood


Electronic market and Din Tai Fung

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 Dec 2012 | Views [432]

The next day (24 Nov) neither of us is in any rush to get up. I think we're playing that game where if I make no noise, the other person won't realise I'm awake. Eventually, hunger gets the better of us & we talk of our plans for the day. Floating ... Read more >

Tags: din tai fung, electronic market


Back to Bangkok from Chiang Mai!

THAILAND | Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | Views [698]

Once on the plane in Chiang Mai heading back to Bangkok, I had to get past a guy & a lady to get to my seat. The guy stood up and the lady took my bag while I got into my seat. As she passed it to me, she said "Hola!". "Muchos gracias" I responded.... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, chicken, dancing, sticky rice


Tiger Kingdom, Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | Views [1491]

The next morning (23 November) after a mad rush to pack, I headed down to wait for my taxi that I had arranged for 500 bhat. I hoped it was a nice one. I pondered again what I was paying for and it was tempting to ask a red taxi driver how much, but ... Read more >

Tags: butterflies, orchids, tiger kingdom, tigers


Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | Views [1612] | Comments [3]

The next morning (22 November) I woke up just before my alarm went off at 7am. I could hear a rooster crowing and for a moment it felt like I could have been in India. I got dressed, headed downstairs and grabbed a bite of breakfast. Soon a minivan ... Read more >

Tags: elephant nature park, elephants, iamotter.co.uk


Technologically incompetent ninny goes to Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | Views [468]

The next day after giving me transport options, it came down to either catch a boat to work or a motorbike taxi. Adrian seemed hesitant about letting me go on the motorcycle taxi, as you ride on the back without a helmet, but after my experience with ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, life change, phone


Goodbye Hong Kong, hello Thailand!

THAILAND | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | Views [477] | Comments [1]

Tuesday, 20 November was a pretty quiet day I packed early in the day and went through a very frustrating conversation with my credit card company to get my credit card and cash situation in order. We then took my (still!) ginormous backpack to the ... Read more >

Tags: hong kong, thailand


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