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Kaikoura, a washout!

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | Views [1452]

My shoulders felt pretty good after the previous days kayaking at sea, as I set off for the drive back down to Nelson. I made a quick stop off in Nelson to check out the shops and grab some lunch. Whilst there I bumped into 'H', the American chap that ... Read more >

Tags: animals, lazing, onward planning, the great outdoors

Able Tasman coastal kayaking!

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [6980]

This morning I was picked up by one of the staff members of the Kiwi Kayaking company based in Marahau, in their own car, as they live in the village I was staying in. I was the only pick up from here, so it made sense! The rest of the people on the ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, animals, kayaking, the great outdoors

Adelaide to Alice... what a week!!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | Views [2166] | Comments [1]

My tour from Adelaide to Alice springs turned out to be a fantastic week. As I said previously, I couldn't get on a tour before Friday the 18th, which was disappointing as I was bored with Adelaide, but it turned out to be so lucky as the group of people ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, animals, history, mountains, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking

Melbourne to Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [6431] | Comments [1]

Yet another stupid-o'clock start and yet another uncomfy Oz Experience bus, but at least this time I had some companions already so it wasn't going to be dull! Our new driver was an older bloke called Bryan, who was a bit more sensible than Andy from ... Read more >

Tags: animals, beaches & sunshine, mountains, on the road, sightseeing, walking


AUSTRALIA | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [33166]

Tuesday morning Nick, Katie and I went and walked the city and used the free tourist shuttle bus to get around some parts of the city. The feel of this place is really nice, similar to Sydney with old and new buildings mixed together nicely and a very ... Read more >

Tags: animals, history, sightseeing, walking

Sydney to Melbourne

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [2100]

At stupid o'clock I was outside the hostel in Sydney waiting for the bus, and not really knowing what to expect from this trip. I was one of the last on the bus and so was sat near the rear, which didn't really matter as all of the seats have minimal ... Read more >

Tags: animals, mountains, on the road, sightseeing, the great outdoors, walking

Last day in Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | Views [1240] | Comments [3]

Today I got up and booked my onward travel to Melbourne, which is going to be a 7am pickup tomorrow morning from the hostel for a three day/two night tour down to Melbourne, taking in lots of towns and sites along the way. I also booked a YHA hostel ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, animals, sightseeing, walking

Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok

THAILAND | Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | Views [7720] | Comments [9]

This morning I went to the Chatuchak weekend market in the north of Bangkok using the skytrain. I got there about 7:30am to beat the crowds of people that go and save being there in the height of the heat during the middle of the day. The place is absolutely ... Read more >

Tags: animals, markets, sightseeing, walking

Cookery and Caving!

THAILAND | Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Views [2354] | Comments [3]

My last day on Koh Lanta was excellent, first off I went to a Thai Cookery school that I'd spotted whilst out driving around the island on my scooter the day before. The kitchen looked really nice and the guy that ran it was superb. An added bonus was ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, adventures, animals, cooking

Uncle Tans jungle camp, Kinabatagan

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | Views [4683] | Comments [2]

At 6am on Thursday morning we woke to go on our river safari along the Kinabatagan river. I did not sleep well, partly due to not having a pillow, despite my efforts to roll one of the thin mattresses into one, and partly cos I am rubbish at sleeping! ... Read more >

Tags: animals, jungle adventures

Afternoon visit to the Orangutans Center.

MALAYSIA | Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Views [1506] | Comments [1]

I went back to the Orangutan center in the afternoon, to see if I could get some more nice pictures, and maybe catch a glimpse of the dominant male from this jungle. It turned out to be a good move as more Orangutans arrived for feeding today and also ... Read more >

Tags: animals, jungle adventures

Sleep!!! And Orangutans...

MALAYSIA | Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Views [4110] | Comments [2]

After a really good evening meal at my resort, I headed back to the chalet to relax and watch some TV (it'd been a while). There was only one English speaking channel, which showed movies back to back. I watched Gridiron Gang, starring 'The Rock' and ... Read more >

Tags: animals, jungle adventures

Chiang Mai Zoo

THAILAND | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [8133] | Comments [4]

After a late night thanks to the three live bands in the street bars directly behind the hostel (and my rear window doesn't shut completely), I got up fairly early to eat breakfast and set off to the zoo outside the city. I made my own toast and coffee ... Read more >

Tags: animals, sightseeing, walking

Elephants & Friends... my stay.

THAILAND | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [8237] | Comments [17]

I'm back in Kanchanaburi town after 5 days at the Elephants & Friends sanctuary near Kanchanaburi. I have a lot of notes and pictures to go through, so this will be long, go get a cuppa!! This week has been incredible in so many ways. The people ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, animals

Tiger Temple

THAILAND | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Views [19189] | Comments [5]

Today I visited the tiger temple in Kanchanaburi , where the Monks have taken in rescue tigers from the wild (orphans of poaching mostly) and created a breeding program and sanctuary for them. They are currently fund raising to build a bigger and more ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, animals

Siam Ocean World Bangkok

THAILAND | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [6848] | Comments [1]

On Tuesday morning I visited the biggest aquarium in South East Asia, Siam Ocean World in the huge Paragon Plaza in Bangkok. It was about 11 quid for entry which included a drink, 4-d film and a glass bottomed boat ride over the main aquarium. The exhibits ... Read more >

Tags: animals, sightseeing

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