Silver lined Clouds and Gold sandy Beaches

Time is ticking, and as if my plan to go travelling is not enough to get the heart going, I certainly am giving my poor little ticker (heart) a bit of a test run by giving myself only 4 weeks from booking my travel and getting on that Jumbo Jet! Ah but why don't I just push the boat out and see just how much stress this body can take.....I know, I'll cram in all my neccessary jabs - Yellow Fever, Japanesse Encaphalitis, Rabies, Hepatitis B and mayble Colera into the four weeks as well!! Nahh not enough stress, let me do something else that could raise the stress levels.....Yup, I got it, I'll try and get my Motorcycle license in the four weeks as well!!! Starting in Russia, I'll be heading through Siberia into Mongolia and the Gobi desert before arriving in China. Then off on a slow boat to Japan (maybe even see if I can get myself a motorbike whilst I'm there?!) Hong Kong then to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos before chilling out in Thailand for Xmas and New Year. Off to Dehli and into Nepal (Katmandu) and Lhasa in Tibet; back to Dehli down the west coast to Mumbai and a bit of a chill session in Goa and Sri Lanka. A quick back track to Mumbai to fly to Sydney and doing the Auzie bit and then New Zealand (Neither of which fill me with great expectations of adventure, probably because I expect them to be a bit like S.A. and therefore a bit of a "been there, done that" attitude to Down Under....but you never know!!!????) Then onto South America...Santiago and a weeks chilling out on Easter Island before going back to Santiago and then on to Quito in Equedor and I begin to travel my way down the west coast of South America to the very tip (freezing temperatures) and then working my way back up on the East Coast of S.America to Rio de Jenerio for Xmas 2005 and New Year 2006!!! I should by this point be begging to get back to a normal a life and will be heading back to Englands Grey Clouds and Pebbly Beaches!

  • 627 days (31 Aug 2004 - 20 May 2006)
  • 90510 km (56240 miles)
  • 15 countries
  • 109 entries (97028 words)
  • 803 photos
  • 4.1 ratings (825 votes)
You need to upgrade your Flash Player Click here to start downloading FlashPlayer!
Map
[ Zoom ]
Day Journal date: Country Place Title Distance Media Rating
1 Aug 31, 2004 17:43 United Kingdom London » Only Four Weeks to go....!!!!!! 0 km 5 (1 votes)
22 Sep 22, 2004 03:06 Russian Federation Moscow » Pass me the Vodka please! 2503 km [*] (11) 4 (73 votes)
29 Sep 29, 2004 02:47 Russian Federation Irkutsk » It's getting hot in here, so......... 6714 km [*] (2) 4 (73 votes)
30 Sep 30, 2004 01:55 Russian Federation Irkutsk » Find me a smile...... 6714 km 4 (73 votes)
37 Oct 06, 2004 23:38 Mongolia Ulan Bator » Nomads - No mans land! 7233 km [*] (10) 4 (73 votes)
38 Oct 08, 2004 04:56 Mongolia Gobi Desert » Smog & Bog 7694 km [*] (11) 4 (73 votes)
39 Oct 09, 2004 05:29 Mongolia Ulan Bator » Smog & Bog 2 8155 km [*] (1) 4 (73 votes)
42 Oct 12, 2004 05:58 China Xi'an » There are trains and then there are trains! 9685 km [*] (6) 4.4 (16 votes)
44 Oct 14, 2004 06:08 China Xi'an » Smell......What Smell? 9685 km [*] (6) 3.6 (5 votes)
46 Oct 16, 2004 02:19 China Lhasa » Childhood dreams come true - I'm in Tibet at last! 11444 km [*] (9) 4.1 (40 votes)
48 Oct 18, 2004 00:43 China Lhasa » Cosmopolitan in Tibet..... 11444 km 4 (5 votes)
48 Oct 18, 2004 03:42 China Lhasa » Everyone has the answer......! 11444 km 4 (73 votes)
51 Oct 21, 2004 14:59 China Lhasa » Tibetian Warriors!!!!!!!! 11444 km [*] (6) 4 (73 votes)
56 Oct 26, 2004 13:22 China Shanghai » Tempratures Rising......... 14354 km [*] (8) 3.2 (9 votes)
57 Oct 27, 2004 11:42 Japan Osaka » It`s not a fable............. 15910 km [*] (15) 4 (73 votes)
59 Oct 29, 2004 15:55 Japan Hiroshima » War and Peace...... 16381 km [*] (8) 4 (73 votes)
62 Nov 01, 2004 09:15 Japan Tōkyō » Solo Traveller??? 17062 km [*] (9) 4 (73 votes)
64 Nov 03, 2004 10:00 Japan Tōkyō » Good by to the land of the Rising Sun 17062 km [*] (4) 4.3 (6 votes)
66 Nov 05, 2004 12:06 Hong Kong Hong Kong (historical) » Hello to the 'Pearl of the Orient'.... 19954 km [*] (10) 4 (73 votes)
69 Nov 08, 2004 12:40 Hong Kong Hong Kong (historical) » Old friends and new friends.... 19954 km [*] (5) 4 (73 votes)
71 Nov 10, 2004 14:45 Thailand Bangkok » Happy Happy...Same Same..... 21681 km 4 (73 votes)
77 Nov 15, 2004 18:32 Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh City » Two wheel city..................!!! 22429 km [*] (18) 4 (73 votes)
83 Nov 22, 2004 09:25 Viet Nam Mũi Ne » The boys and girls are back in town......! 22607 km [*] (13) 1.8 (4 votes)
83 Nov 22, 2004 15:11 Viet Nam Ðà Lạt » Ouch! 22720 km [*] (9) 4 (73 votes)
85 Nov 24, 2004 07:47 Viet Nam Nha Trang » Lets get outta here! 22811 km 4 (73 votes)
86 Nov 25, 2004 08:40 Viet Nam Hoi An » Finally out of the rain!!! 23350 km [*] (14) 4.2 (5 votes)
89 Nov 28, 2004 09:57 Viet Nam Hoi An » Have we really escaped the floods? 24077 km [*] (4) 4 (73 votes)
90 Nov 29, 2004 10:08 Viet Nam Hanoi » The French Tattoo.......... 25258 km [*] (2) 4 (73 votes)
94 Dec 03, 2004 11:13 Viet Nam Sa Pả » Beauty and Splendor in one.......!!!! 25511 km [*] (17) 4 (73 votes)
100 Dec 09, 2004 09:31 Viet Nam Cát Bà » Wonders of the world.........!!!!!!! 25887 km [*] (12) 4.7 (32 votes)
107 Dec 16, 2004 15:21 Thailand Bangkok » And we off again...... 26930 km [*] (9) 4 (73 votes)
109 Dec 18, 2004 07:38 Cambodia Siem Reap » Battered and Bruised....! 27294 km [*] (25) 4 (73 votes)
112 Dec 21, 2004 10:56 Cambodia Phnom Penh » Look to the future..... 27528 km [*] (25) 4.7 (1 votes)
114 Dec 23, 2004 00:36 Thailand Bangkok » Ready to chill.... 28065 km 4 (73 votes)
115 Dec 24, 2004 01:14 Thailand Phuket » Festive Chilling in the sunshine.... 28758 km [*] (13) 1.5 (2 votes)
116 Dec 25, 2004 01:17 Thailand Phuket » It's Christmas.....!!!! 28758 km 4 (73 votes)
122 Dec 31, 2004 07:22 Thailand Phuket » Tradgedy in Paradise 28758 km [*] (31) 4 (73 votes)
139 Jan 17, 2005 11:20 Thailand Ko Samui » Feel like part of the family 29008 km [*] (12) 4 (73 votes)
141 Jan 19, 2005 11:57 Myanmar Rangoon » Visa Run.......! 29913 km [*] (7) 3.4 (2 votes)
148 Jan 26, 2005 11:33 Thailand Ko Phangan » Peace, Party, Peaple and Peace...... 30803 km [*] (10) 4 (7 votes)
149 Jan 27, 2005 11:36 Thailand Koh Tao » Peace Party, Peaple and Peace.......II 30851 km [*] (5) 4 (73 votes)
155 Feb 02, 2005 11:37 Thailand Ko Samui » 'Farewells' 30916 km [*] (6) 4 (73 votes)
157 Feb 04, 2005 12:34 Thailand Bangkok » The girls are reunited! 31390 km 4 (73 votes)
161 Feb 08, 2005 12:48 Thailand Chiang Mai » Chiang Mai and meet up with my X-In Laws..... 31975 km [*] (3) 4 (73 votes)
164 Feb 11, 2005 13:22 Thailand Pai » Chinese New Year up in the mountains..... 32057 km [*] (25) 4 (73 votes)
167 Feb 14, 2005 04:38 Thailand Chiang Mai » Northern Highlights 32140 km [*] (2) 4 (73 votes)
168 Feb 15, 2005 09:30 Thailand Chiang Khong » Watching the sun set over two countries.......... 32361 km 1 (1 votes)
168 Feb 15, 2005 09:51 Laos Houayxay » Slow boat in Laos.... 32363 km [*] (5) 1 (1 votes)
168 Feb 15, 2005 10:27 Laos Pak Beng » Fire Flies!!!!!! 32450 km 4 (73 votes)
169 Feb 16, 2005 10:38 Laos Luang Prabang » Birthday Celebrations!!!!! 32555 km [*] (12) 4 (73 votes)
171 Feb 18, 2005 11:14 Laos Louang Prabang » Tiger Tiger burning bright...... 32555 km [*] (16) 4 (73 votes)
173 Feb 20, 2005 11:49 Laos Phone Savan » Supposedly the deadest town in Laos.......... 32679 km [*] (12) 4 (73 votes)
174 Feb 21, 2005 13:44 Laos Vang Vieng » Water Babies............ 32779 km [*] (18) 3.7 (1 votes)
176 Feb 23, 2005 13:46 Laos Vientiane » Does anyone here speak any English?? 32888 km 4 (73 votes)
179 Feb 26, 2005 14:05 Thailand Bangkok » Goodbye Thailand! 33408 km 4 (73 votes)
180 Feb 27, 2005 13:30 Hong Kong Hong Kong (historical) » Who opened the fridge...........????? 35135 km [*] (2) 4 (73 votes)
185 Mar 03, 2005 18:00 India Delhi » City of Hawks 38899 km [*] (8) 4 (73 votes)
190 Mar 09, 2005 13:19 India Delhi » Getting to grips with India....... 38899 km 4 (73 votes)
193 Mar 11, 2005 17:11 India Jaisalmer » A Golden City in the Desert 39551 km [*] (9) 4 (73 votes)
195 Mar 14, 2005 15:39 India Jaisalmer » Out in the desert on a camel called Magoo!!! 39551 km [*] (21) 4 (73 votes)
197 Mar 15, 2005 16:57 India Jaisalmer » Keeping a promise............! 39551 km 4 (73 votes)
198 Mar 16, 2005 18:17 India Jodhpur » Please Please Please turn off the heat!!! 39775 km [*] (2) 4 (73 votes)
200 Mar 19, 2005 09:23 India Jodhpur » The elusive street........ 39775 km [*] (4) 4 (73 votes)
202 Mar 20, 2005 17:57 India Pushkar » An oasis in the desert..... 39929 km [*] (5) 4 (73 votes)
208 Mar 27, 2005 11:37 India Jaipur City » On the road again.......... 40064 km [*] (4) 4 (73 votes)
208 Mar 27, 2005 12:48 India Delhi » Let's play Holi..........! 40303 km [*] (8) 4 (73 votes)
222 Apr 10, 2005 05:34 India Delhi » Bitter-Sweet..... 40303 km [*] (10) 4 (73 votes)
223 Apr 11, 2005 13:40 India Atāri » It's all Bravado.....!!! 40716 km [*] (11) 4 (73 votes)
224 Apr 12, 2005 15:02 India Amritsar » Golden Temple in Holy Waters...... 40741 km [*] (8) 2.1 (2 votes)
225 Apr 13, 2005 15:51 India Dharamsala » The Great Himilayan Mountain Range.....!!!!!! 40893 km [*] (4) 1.7 (3 votes)
229 Apr 17, 2005 16:25 India Dharamsala » Mcleod Ganj......Tibet in Excile!!!! 40893 km [*] (7) 4.8 (26 votes)
232 Apr 20, 2005 14:11 India Dharamsala » Mcleod Ganj......Enjoying the fresh mountain air! 40893 km [*] (4) 4.7 (11 votes)
235 Apr 23, 2005 14:14 India Rishīkesh » The Yoga Capital of the World...... 41195 km [*] (10) 4.8 (11 votes)
240 Apr 28, 2005 07:06 India Rishīkesh » Adrenalin rush.....Take me to the River!!!! 41195 km [*] (3) 5 (1 votes)
241 Apr 29, 2005 08:59 India Rāmnagar Rakh » Off to the wilderness.....Camp Forktail Creek. 41636 km [*] (6) 4 (73 votes)
243 May 01, 2005 06:15 India Rāmnagar Rakh » It's not just all about Tigers...... 41636 km [*] (13) 4 (73 votes)
245 May 03, 2005 08:32 India Vārānasi » Varanasi....... Holiest for all Pilgrimages..... 42780 km [*] (22) 4 (73 votes)
248 May 06, 2005 11:44 India Vārānasi » Loosing my direction..... 42780 km [*] (17) 1 (1 votes)
251 May 09, 2005 11:46 India Delhi » Farewells to Friends.... 43464 km 4 (73 votes)
253 May 11, 2005 11:48 India Mumbai » Magic India - I'm under your spell.....!!!!!! 44632 km 4 (73 votes)
254 May 12, 2005 07:49 Australia Sydney » Where did all the people go...????? 54800 km [*] (13) 4 (73 votes)
267 May 25, 2005 02:46 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Wellington » Friends United......... 57028 km [*] (7) 4 (73 votes)
277 Jun 04, 2005 07:29 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Picton » And on to the South Island....... 57096 km 4 (73 votes)
278 Jun 05, 2005 08:46 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Nelson » Somewhere to my head down...... 57158 km [*] (7) 4 (73 votes)
278 Jun 05, 2005 08:54 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Greymouth » Cheers everyone...........! 57376 km [*] (18) 4 (73 votes)
279 Jun 06, 2005 09:13 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Franz Josef » Somebody......Pinch me please!!!!!!!! 57509 km [*] (28) 5 (1 votes)
282 Jun 09, 2005 04:31 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Queenstown » To party or not to party....!!!!!! 57719 km [*] (2) 4 (73 votes)
283 Jun 10, 2005 05:03 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Milford Sound » Ancient waters.......!!!!!! 57812 km [*] (5) 4 (73 votes)
286 Jun 13, 2005 05:18 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Queenstown » YeeAhh, Ouch, YeeAhh, Ouch....!!!!!! 57905 km [*] (4) 4 (73 votes)
287 Jun 14, 2005 10:40 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Dunedin » Slippery Slopes...... 58070 km [*] (4) 4 (73 votes)
288 Jun 15, 2005 10:45 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Lake Tekapo » Entertainment..... 58291 km [*] (9) 4 (73 votes)
289 Jun 16, 2005 10:46 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Christchurch » They should be famous.... 58466 km [*] (7) 4 (73 votes)
290 Jun 17, 2005 10:57 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Kaikora » Please Please Please....HELP THE GIANTS!!!!!!! 58989 km [*] (11) 4 (73 votes)
291 Jun 18, 2005 10:48 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Wellington » Don't make me laugh....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 59209 km [*] (3) 4 (73 votes)
292 Jun 19, 2005 10:49 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Napier » Free as a bird...... 59481 km [*] (3) 4 (73 votes)
293 Jun 20, 2005 07:23 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Rotorua » Getting used to the smell...... 59663 km [*] (12) 4 (7 votes)
293 Jun 20, 2005 07:29 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Maunganui » They call that a mountain..... 60071 km 2 (1 votes)
294 Jun 21, 2005 07:30 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland » Last stop for a lamb chop....!!!!! 60558 km [*] (11) 2.5 (2 votes)
297 Jun 24, 2005 10:54 Australia Sydney » Should I stay, or should I go now? 62716 km [*] (32) 4 (73 votes)
325 Jul 22, 2005 07:35 Australia Sydney » Time to move on..... 62716 km 4 (1 votes)
329 Jul 26, 2005 13:08 Australia Cairns » Emotions running High! TO BE UPDATED 64682 km [*] (3) 4 (73 votes)
357 Aug 23, 2005 04:02 Australia Cairns When will it be "Easter"? TO BE UPDATED 64682 km
368 Sep 03, 2005 03:51 Australia Cairns Problems with my Travel Insurance! TO BE UPDATED 64682 km
369 Sep 04, 2005 12:37 United Kingdom Langley A cozy sofa! TO BE UPDATED 79687 km
384 Sep 19, 2005 12:38 United Kingdom Glasgow Friends finally wed! TO BE UPDATED 79848 km
390 Sep 25, 2005 12:42 United Kingdom Windsor Living with an artist again!!! TO BE UPDATED 80389 km
400 Oct 05, 2005 12:45 United Kingdom Hazel Grove Some things never change! TO BE UPDATED 80625 km
619 May 12, 2006 10:48 South Africa Johannesburg » The Cradle of Mankind 89953 km 4.7 (1 votes)
627 May 20, 2006 10:50 South Africa Port Shepstone Going back to my roots, right down to earth! 90510 km 4 (2 votes)