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The best day yet...

THAILAND | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [1063] | Comments [2]

Well, today turned out to be superb for me. Had a swim in the sea this morning about 10am, had a shower and then headed up to Paddy's bar to see if they had any of last nights prem games on, which they did. I went back to the beach resort and gave Steve ... Read more >

Tags: swimming, the great outdoors


I am in love...

THAILAND | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | Views [663] | Comments [2]

...with Thai Green Curry!!! I had one last night and it was quite possibly the most amazing meal I've ever eaten... it had me making funny noises it was so good! I will eat it every day for ever... I really need to learn to make it this good so I can ... Read more >

Tags: Lazing


Exercise day and tales of insect gambling...

THAILAND | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Views [636] | Comments [3]

Today I got up nice and early, well 8am early anyway, and went down to the beach for a run and swim session. Ran about half a mile up the beach, which was hard work for a non runner, especially on sand! ;) I then swam back past the point on the beach ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Gallery: Thailand

THAILAND | Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Slowing down into this life...

THAILAND | Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [561] | Comments [1]

I am now getting used to this pace of life, and getting good at it. Soon I will be unable to do basic maths and remember things from yesterday (like Steve is currently ;p). I now have a scooter for a few days, which is fun. It is the best way to get ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Traveling on to Koh Chang island

THAILAND | Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | Views [786] | Comments [3]

The morning after the boxing I was up at 7am to shower and pack ready to spend the day traveling to Koh Chang Island to meet Steve and do some beach side relaxing. When I got downstairs Nicole (the Swiss girl I met last night) was waiting there so we ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Thai Boxing in Bangkok

THAILAND | Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | Views [1377] | Comments [1]

Went to the Rajdamnoen Stadium in Bangkok via tuktuk to see the Thai Boxing tournament on my last night in Bangkok. I had 'VIP' seats, which they basically sell to tourists, which meant I had front row seats for the event. The rough guide said it ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Third and final full day in Bangkok

THAILAND | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [679] | Comments [5]

After a superb sleep (thanks for the earplugs Annah!!! ;-)) I got up and had my first Metered Taxi ride to get to the Grand Palace, the guy was a maniac and nearly crashed twice on route, trying to squeeze into spaces that didn't exist! Muppet.... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


More walking in Bankok

THAILAND | Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | Views [884] | Comments [4]

Got up earlier today and went off to go to the Downtown area via the river ferry and skytrain with Chris. The river ferry was excellent, a great breeze and nice and easy to sort out, and amazing value for only 20 pence or so to go the whole length ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing, walking


Got here and survived the night!

THAILAND | Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | Views [656] | Comments [4]

Well, the flight was delayed on the runway for an hour in Heathrow, good start. I was sat next to a young Australian guy who was going home after seeing his French girlfriend! Also sat with us was a Danish chap who was pretty sound. I actually managed ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing, walking


My Travel Itinerary...

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [1074]

My 7 flight ticket is scheduled as follows, but subject to change as I can extend from any point on the trip up to a year... (each subsequent date would then be automatically pushed back) Tomorrow, Heathrow to Bangkok 18th March Bangkok - Sydney (Highly ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


One day to go...

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [590] | Comments [2]

Today was pretty hectic again, man I'm tired... Sorted my last banking requirements and got some Bahts so I have cash when I arrive. Got the last few bits of kit sorted too and will do a full pack tonight and make an inventory to make sure I'm sorted ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Butterflies are here!!

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [645]

Oh my god! Only a couple of days to go... shiiiiiiiiit! Exciting, and scary too. I spent all day today putting things in boxes and moving out of my (2nd floor) flat into storage. Fooking knackered now and still have some things to move tomorrow/Sunday ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


My last poker fix...

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Views [1179]

On the 12th of January I went across to play in what was to be my last poker 'fix' before I travel. Driving over I really couldn't be that bothered, although because it was to be my last game, and it was an APAT game, I was still up for it, I just didn't ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Selling stuff for England!

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [667]

Well, emptying the flat is going reasonably well! I've sold some things on eBay that have been following me around for years, stuff that I really should have sold ages ago (old car tuning parts from my Fiat Coupe days etc). Handily I've made enough cash ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Preparations going to plan... ish

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [618]

So, tonight I finally sold my car. I am mostly gutted, as I reeeeaaaaalllly liked this car , and only bought it (brand new) in July 2007! Hind site is a wonderful thing... at the point of buying it, I was thinking I'd keep it for several years, thus ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Jabs all done...

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [784]

So, had my final course of jabs today, thank goodness! Glad to see the back of those... although to complete the course I have to have another Hep B jab in a years time! Pffft. All in all the course of Rabies and Hep B cost me £219! Ah well... had to ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


The whole point of this here Blog...

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 1 Dec 2007 | Views [690] | Comments [2]

Ok, I'm going to waffle a bit here, so brace yourself now, or look away! First some background on myself and these so called 'blogs'... it won't take long as there is no background on that subject. I've never read them and never attempted to write ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Day 5 – Thursday, in Taiwan.

TAIWAN | Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | Views [703]

SJ survived the night and still had colour in the morning. This hotel was really comfy, went to bed late, but slept very well… We met for breakfast, which for SJ was just a glass of orange juice. He is still not 100% so it must be a bug. I only had ... Read more >

Tags: Work


I'm loosing my mind now, no idea what day it is...

TAIWAN | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | Views [848]

This is getting harder to write. So many things have happened, and we have been to so many places and met so many people that I'm struggling to remember where we started this morning...! ...ah yes, in the posh hotel in central north Seoul city... ... Read more >

Tags: Work


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