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Round the World Trip 2006/07


Journal Entries

Unemployed and homeless! Date: Sunday, September 10, 2006
Location: Wolverhampton, London
Time to walk the walk Date: Friday, September 15, 2006
Location: Saint Petersburg
The sights of St Petersburg Date: Saturday, September 16, 2006
Location: Saint Petersburg
700km down, just another 7800km to Bejing Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Location: Moscow
The World's deepest lake Date: Sunday, September 24, 2006
Location: Irkutsk
Mongolia is Ger-rrreat (sorry) Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Location: Ulaanbaatar
The World's biggest public square Date: Monday, October 02, 2006
Location: Beijing
The Chinese way of life Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Location: Beijing
It must be cleaner air outside Beijing? Ah. Date: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Location: Taiyuan, Pingyao
And then there was one... Date: Sunday, October 08, 2006
Location: Xian
The Panda's Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Location: Chengdu
Another new definition... Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Location: Chongqing
The World's largest dam Date: Monday, October 16, 2006
Location: Yichang, Shanghai
Even the toilets are cleaner here... Date: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Location: Shanghai
The last Chinese sleeper train Date: Sunday, October 22, 2006
Location: Guangzhou, Causeway Bay
The World's longest escalator & The World's largest outdoor, seated Buddha Date: Friday, October 27, 2006
Location: Kowloon, Stanley Village, Repulse Bay, Happy Valley, Ngong Ping
Farewell to Asia... Date: Monday, October 30, 2006
Location: Macau, Sha Tin
How do you spell Sydney? Date: Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Location: Sydney
I'd much rather be back in Bradford... Date: Friday, November 03, 2006
Location: Sydney
The race that stops a nation... Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Location: Sydney
A sporting weekend... Date: Monday, November 13, 2006
Location: Sydney
Life's too short to drink bad wine... Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Location: Newcastle, Cessnock
Freakish weather... Date: Friday, November 17, 2006
Location: Newcastle, Port Macquarie
The most Easterly point of mainland Australia... Date: Sunday, November 19, 2006
Location: Byron Bay
An all too familiar story... Date: Monday, November 27, 2006
Location: Brisbane
Defeat from the jaws of victory... Date: Thursday, December 07, 2006
Location: Brisbane, Adelaide
3 months and counting... Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Location: Adelaide, Perth
A strong sense of déjà vu... Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Location: Perth
Back on the road... Date: Friday, December 22, 2006
Location: Cervantes
I'm not really staying in the sea, despite what it may look like on the map above! Date: Saturday, December 23, 2006
Location: Monkey Mia
A Christmas with a difference... Date: Monday, December 25, 2006
Location: Monkey Mia
Roo's on the road... Date: Saturday, December 30, 2006
Location: Monkey Mia, Exmouth
Emus, horses, fish, stingrays, turtles - a great start to 2007 Date: Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Location: Exmouth
Cyclone Isobel & an unscheduled stop Date: Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Location: Port Hedland
Broome sweet Broome... Date: Saturday, January 06, 2007
Location: Broome
Heat, humidity and hammocks... Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Location: Broome
At long, long last... Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Location: Hobart
The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific Date: Friday, January 19, 2007
Location: Melbourne
Torrential rain on the Great Ocean Road... Date: Monday, January 22, 2007
Location: Melbourne, Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell, Warrnambool, Halls Gap, Horsham, Adelaide
Just when you think it can't get any worse... Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007
Location: Adelaide
Australia's tidiest town... Date: Thursday, February 01, 2007
Location: Port Wakefield, Port Vincent, Stenhouse Bay, Port Vincent, Port Wakefield, Adelaide
The Big Day Out... Date: Saturday, February 03, 2007
Location: Adelaide
Kangaroo fillets on Kangaroo Island... Date: Friday, February 09, 2007
Location: Glenelg, Adelaide, Penneshaw, Adelaide
Uluru - sunset, sunrise & searing heat... Date: Monday, February 12, 2007
Location: Alice Springs, Yulara, Uluru, Alice Springs
2500km - from the desert to the tropical North of Queensland Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Location: Alice Springs, Barrow Creek, Tennant Creek, Camooweal, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Normanton, Croydon, Georgetown, Mount Surprise, Mount Garnet, Millaa Millaa, Gordonvale, Cairns
From the Reef to the Rainforest... Date: Monday, February 19, 2007
Location: Cairns, Kuranda, Port Douglas, Mossman, Daintree, Cairns
Mission aborted due to inclement weather... Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Location: Mission Beach
Oh, Maggie I couldn't have tried anymore... Date: Saturday, February 24, 2007
Location: Townsville, Airlie Beach
The Whitsundays - a sailing and snorkelling paradise... Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Location: Airlie Beach, Mackay
Back where it all began... Date: Monday, March 05, 2007
Location: Sydney, Manly, Sydney
Which end was it where Jonny Wilkinson scored the drop goal? Date: Friday, March 09, 2007
Location: Sydney
Flamin' hell Ails, you'll never guess who turned up at the surf club today... Date: Monday, March 12, 2007
Location: Randwick, Palm Beach, Sydney
See you later Australia... it's time to "shoot through" Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Location: Brisbane
Yet another one of the World's great train journeys... Date: Saturday, March 17, 2007
Location: Christchurch, Springfield, Arthur Pass, Greymouth, Arthur Pass, Springfield, Christchurch
Delivering the mail... New Zealand style! Date: Monday, March 19, 2007
Location: Kaikoura, Picton
High jinks in Baz-Vegas... Date: Friday, March 23, 2007
Location: Nelson, Barrytown, Hokitika, Whataroa, Franz Josef
Helicopter flights and a hike on Franz Josef Glacier... Date: Saturday, March 24, 2007
Location: Franz Josef Glacier
Jetboating on the Wilkin River... Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Location: Makarora, Wanaka, Queenstown
The spectacular beauty of Milford Sound... Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Location: Te Anau, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Tuatapere, Invercargill
Sea Lions, Speights & The Steepest Road in the World Date: Saturday, March 31, 2007
Location: Dunedin, Queenstown
Doubtful Sound - An unspoilt and remote wilderness Date: Monday, April 02, 2007
Location: Queenstown, Mossburn, Manapouri, Doubtful Sound, Manapouri, Queenstown
From the South Island to the North Island... Date: Saturday, April 07, 2007
Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura, Picton, Wellington
Skydiving over Lake Taupo... Date: Sunday, April 08, 2007
Location: Taupo
The Tongariro Crossing... Date: Monday, April 09, 2007
Location: Taupo, Tongariro, Taupo
Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach... Date: Friday, April 13, 2007
Location: Auckland, Thames, Hahei, Paeroa, Raglan
Glowworms and Zorbing... Date: Monday, April 16, 2007
Location: Waitomo, Rotorua, Taupo, Auckland
Northland & The Bay of Islands... Date: Thursday, April 19, 2007
Location: Whangarei, Paihia, Cape Reinga, Awanui, Mangonui, Kerikeri, Paihia, Auckland
Time travel en route to Tahiti... Date: Sunday, April 22, 2007
Location: Papeete
Rapa Nui - the navel of the world... Date: Sunday, April 29, 2007
Location: Hanga Roa
The best hostel so far... Date: Friday, May 04, 2007
Location: Santiago, Valparaiso, Santiago
Mountain biking down the World's tallest active volcano... Date: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Location: Quito, Cotopaxi, Quito
Snorkelling with sharks, sea lions, penguins and turtles - The Galapagos Islands... Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Location: Puerto Ayora, Quito
Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games... Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Location: Otavalo, Quito, Tena, Puyo, Banos
Hasta Luego Ecuador... Date: Saturday, May 26, 2007
Location: Banos, Cuenca
The beaches of Northern Peru... Date: Friday, June 01, 2007
Location: Huaquillas, Mancora, Huanchaco, Lima
A birthday to remember.. for the wrong reasons... Date: Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Location: Lima, Pisco, Huacachina, Nazca
Condors and the Colca Canyon... Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Location: Arequipa, Chivay, Coporaque, Cabanaconde, Arequipa, Cusco
Machu Picchu - The lost city of the Incas... Date: Saturday, June 16, 2007
Location: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Cusco
The highest navigable lake in the World... Date: Thursday, June 21, 2007
Location: Puno, La Paz
The World's most dangerous road... Date: Sunday, June 24, 2007
Location: La Paz, Corioco, La Paz
The Paris of the South... Date: Thursday, June 28, 2007
Location: Buenos Aires
The dog-walking capital of the World... Date: Saturday, July 07, 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Tigre, Buenos Aires
Ha ha! Look at this country! U-R-GAY?! Ha ha! Date: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo, Salto
Taller than Niagara Falls and wider than Victoria Falls... Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Location: Salto, Concordia, San Ignacio, Puerto Iguazu, Foz do Iguacu, Ciudad del Este, Foz do Iguacu
Ihla Grande and some of the World's best beaches... Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Location: Paraty, Angra dos Reis
God made the World in six days; the seventh he devoted to Rio... Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Location: Rio de Janeiro
I've had the time of my life... Date: Saturday, July 28, 2007
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Back to reality... Date: Sunday, July 29, 2007
Location: London