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Mandarins and slave labour.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | Views [3255] | Comments [4]

"WHY” ….perched on a six foot ladder at the top of a tree…. “AM” ....I strained to reach that last…. “I” ….orange mandarin…. “DOING” ……whilst balancing the twenty kilograms I was already carrying…. “THIS?!?” The words I was screaming inside my ... Read more >

Tags: fruit picking. work

Prison and the lasting effect.

THAILAND | Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | Views [1284]

Butterflies are fluttering all around my stomach leaving trails of nervousness in its wake. This morning i am on my way to visit the notorious Bangkwang Prision, an hours boat ride away in Nonthaburi. Its not on every tourists 'tick list' attraction ... Read more >

I was almost road kill!

THAILAND | Sunday, 25 May 2008 | Views [996] | Comments [2]

Learning my lesson from mopeds i decided i would stay a pedestrian, little did i know that that could be just as lethal. I found this out as one ploughed into the back of me! It seems that you do actually have to have eyes in the back of your head! ... Read more >

Anyone for a bucket?

THAILAND | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [619]

Charlies Angels were reunited, minus Charlie himself on Lang Kwai a duty free island on the west coast of Malaysia. Apart from the obvious cheap fags and booze unfortunately all it offered us was rain, a huge hangover, a lost debit card, cash and ... Read more >

Who said it was the safest city in the world?

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | Views [1107]

  Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. It has everything and more, the safest city in the world supposedly...though i must be quite unlucky to witness an attemped theft!!!!      I arrived in Singapore on a wave of emotions, in fact i cried my way ... Read more >

Gallery: The Royal Enfield Trip

INDIA | Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Danger! Danger! Is there really a need to be worried?

SRI LANKA | Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | Views [986] | Comments [1]

The teardrop of India, Sri Lanka is also known as the pearl, these poetic euphanisms really don’t do it justice. The country and its people are amazing; it has everything to offer and more. However at the moment sense of danger lurks underneath the surface, ... Read more >

Insect Central

SRI LANKA | Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | Views [2822]

‘Picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies’. Ahhh, that psychadelic song by The Beatles. I am desperately trying to lull myself to sleep with that line as I lie beside Ant though he could well be Indiana Jones as ... Read more >

Adams "pant" Peak

SRI LANKA | Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Views [1195] | Comments [1]

“Five thousand two hundred steps, is that all?”…. I was of course joking. Sitting comfortably in the taxi with Steve, Maureen and Ant we could see Adams Peak looming in the distance, towering over the other mountains. This is what we were coming to conquer….... Read more >

Gallery: Tea tea tea

SRI LANKA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Liptons seat
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SRI LANKA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Views [1015]

A cuppa char, A brew, There is nothing quite like a nice cup of tea. Visiting a tea factor, seeing exactly where it comes from, swept off the floor, handled by yours truly…thank goodness we made it using boiling water. Ant, Maureen, Steve and I ... Read more >

Yala and the elusive Leopard

SRI LANKA | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Views [2349]

A jeep for seven, gears crunching as we roll backwards and forwards, smoke chugging out the back…not the ideal way to lure a leopard but still the search continued…… Yala National Park is located on the south east coast of Sri Lanka covering an ... Read more >

Tags: ant stone, john hatt

Gallery: Yala

SRI LANKA | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Check out the animals
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White Auntie

SRI LANKA | Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | Views [939]

Ker ho……..ker hom……. ker homme…e..der KERHOMMERDER…….I stutter my way through the words, watching the lips of my friend intently, imitating her mouth movements, my first step at attempting to learn sinalese. Once I got it there was no stopping me, ... Read more >

Gallery: Christmas in Pondicherry

INDIA | Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Sri Lanka beaches

SRI LANKA | Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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How i came to be scrubbing turtle poop......

SRI LANKA | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [2176]

So this is how it all came about.... Staying in Hikkaduwa, on the south coast of Sri Lanka Ant and i decided to venture off the beach and visit a recommended turtle farm a short bus ride away. Within hours of visiting and returning to the ... Read more >

Tags: Work

The realisation of "i have been ripped off again!"

SRI LANKA | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [1222]

'Travel' the word conjures up so many different thoughts, your imagination goes a little crazy.....for me it means exploration, experiences, self knowledge and gaining a new outlook on life. It is great to be able to travel freely, moving on when ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Gallery: Turtle Farm

SRI LANKA | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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I feel the need for speed........

INDIA | Saturday, 29 Dec 2007 | Views [818]

'Pondicherry' my little haven of India, staying there for over two weeks everything became relaxed, chilled and very familiar. I was even able to venture out all by myself and not get hideously lost, an absolute first for me as my sense of direction ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

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