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Wick Burnt Out

INDIA | Saturday, 22 Dec 2007 | Views [563]

Well, it seems the emotional baggage we were carrying was just too heavy! After nearly 12 years together, Wick are no more. Was it the stresses of traveling and on a teeny tiny budget that forced us apart, or was this outcome always on the cards? Who ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Goa (by Nick)

INDIA | Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | Views [1274] | Comments [1]

We have internet here at the Beach. Its is a lovely spot here, all the tourists tell us its the best beach in Goa. It is a smallish bay, maybe 1-2.0km long, with rocky bits enclosing the ends. Its pretty much rammed with coco huts (bamboo huts on ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Gallery: Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Goa - Palolem

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Views [798]

We took sleeper train to Margao and then waited for a train to Canacona. Getting on the train was the scariest thing I’ve done in a while, everyone pushing, standing on each other etc, and with my pack I was at their mercy. I was shoved and pummeled ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Mumbai Continued

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Views [441]

Overall, Mumbai was really good and we were surprised how friendly the people were. We had a great time on our final night, in a local bar (only Indian men) near the train station. They didn’t object to our presence and literally welcomed us in, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Goa

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Mumbai

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Mumbai (by Nick)

INDIA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [468]

We have had about 5 days in Mumbai and are off to Goa tomorrow on the sleeper train. We arrived at about 5am in the morning after only a 2.5hr flight from Dubai so did not have a very good nights sleep. We flew Jazeera Airways which certainly had ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [832]

It's a long story, but the easiest and cheapest way for us to get from Japan to India was via Dubai. My friend Helen live there with her partner Andy so it was a good excuse for visiting them. Dubai has a reputation for throwing people in jail for ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Nara and Osaka

JAPAN | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [1400] | Comments [1]

The trains in Japan and reasonably easy to understand and relatively cheap so we took a day trip to nearby Nara. It bucketed down all day and we were soaked to the core by the time we got home. It was worth it though to visit Kohfukuji Temple ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Nara

JAPAN | Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Osaka

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Japanese Birthday

JAPAN | Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [1586]

Eventually we made it to Japan and I did the conference talk. Thursday was my birthday and I started it off in fine style by missing the first 9 1/2 hours of it sleeping! A much needed lie in. After a full Japanese breakfast in the hotel I opened ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Paperwork dramas

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | Views [473]

Before we knew it we were back in the company of Kim and Ainslie, then Guy, Shelagh and Anna. We spent a last few nights in Vinnie, organising the trip ahead and get our packs ready for the next bit. With a distinct lack of bravery I said ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Vinnie makes a full recovery

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | Views [473]

£160 later (not counting the emergency RAC membership) we're back on the road. We've noticed a dramatic improvement in Vinnie's health - he had always been very heavy in the steering (so much so that I was reluctant to drive him) and now it's a breeze! ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [1007]

After a rest for a week or so at our favourite campsite in Glastonbury (including a visit from Bill and Amanda and an epic walk through neighbouring Somerset countryside one day), we headed down to Dorset for the Sturminster Newton Cheese ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Tring

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Wales

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Not England! (just briefly)
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Gallery: Cornwall

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Lacock

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery


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