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Scotty

Neurotically moaning my way around the world I aim to experience as much as I can and escape traditional British living. Travelling with my best friend Thomo (I hate him really), I hope to share my experiences with you, while constantly ripping on Ian and belittling myself. Should make for some fun times. (Circa 2012)Now older, fatter & somewhat wiser, I find myself sucked back into the 9-5 grind. With new responsibilities, but a never dwindling love for travel, I strive to regain the life I wanted, with my son and partner in toe...........is it possible to get the prefect mix? We shall see. (April 2017)

Welcome To Koh Samui

Well what can I say….awesome!! We docked here round 2 and half hours ago and you are greeted on the incoming boat with picturesque views of the island and the hills. Instantly noticeable today is the scorching heat, which with the breeze on the boat made me unaware I was burning my pasty knobbly girls knees. Whether this is a usual difference from the muggy heat of Bangkok or not, we don’t know yet. Today …

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Bangkok Weather

Obviously we can only really comment on what we have experienced and the fact that the time of year we have come to Bangkok is Monsoon season (plus out pasty British skin and indigenous shit weather puts us at a disadvantage to acclimatise). Don’t let this deter you. From early morning, say 7am onwards, which may be a bit early depending on the number of pink umbrella’d cocktails you have consumed the night before, you …

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Short Summary Of Things We Should Have Done Or Known Sooner!!

1/ Get a map! There’s only so long you can guess what bus you need and stare aimlessly down a street wondering if it’s the right way to get somewhere. 2/Realised not everyone is just being friendly……We’re foreign and they want you to spend your money with them. A little yellow bank on the corner has now been named by us ‘Bill’s Bank’ as we met a guy calling himself Bill there one day. After …

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Things to do or know before you leave for a round the world trip!

1/Get a map! There’s only so long you can guess what bus you need and stare aimlessly down a street wondering if it’s the right way to get somewhere. 2/Realised not everyone is just being friendly……We’re foreign and they want you to spend your money with them. A little yellow bank on the corner has now been named by us ‘Bill’s Bank’ as we met a guy calling himself Bill there one day. After chatting …

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From England to Bangkok

As I write this I am profusely sweating every 20 seconds or so as the room fan in the downstairs area (which I guess could be considered as the lobby if it wasn’t for the fact that it also contained the showers, toilets, staff resting area, laundry and one random giant fish crammed in a lonely tank who has somehow learnt to swim backwards) turns through the room. As to be expected from anything we …

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Buying Travel Insurance

Right, so the date for leaving is ever closer and the preparation is slowly trickling to a head. Final vaccinations are booked, all be it for the same day I leave at 2pm, followed swiftly by a National Express bus at 3pm from Bristol bus station to Heathrow terminal 3 (National Express routes | Coach Stop Finder). As far as I can tell the only thing that isn’t yet in place (besides a serious lack of …

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End Of…..

Right, so the date for leaving is ever closer and the preparation is slowly trickling to a head. Final vaccinations are booked, all be it for the same day I leave at 2pm, followed swiftly by a National Express bus at 3pm from Bristol bus station to Heathrow terminal 3. As far as I can tell the only thing that isn’t yet in place (besides a serious lack of funds) is travel insurance. I have …

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Time To Kill

Ok so not sure if people even really write blog entries before they leave but it seems like something that should be done, besides I’m just sitting in a kitchen listening to Angus & Julia Stone with nothing better to do. Today is the day we finally booked our flights for June 6th 2012, last minute I know, but to be fair the prices haven’t really changed much over the last 3 months (since we started …

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