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Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe A-Sym Review

The Hennessy Hammock Explorer Duluxe A-Sym is a mid-weight durable camping hammock, I’ve had mine for just over a year and use it regularly as an alternative to using a tent. Coming in at 1.4kg or 3lbs 2oz it could be considered slightly heavy for the normal backpacker but please bare in mind that this is the mid-sized hammock and as such is a little heavier. Hennessy Hammock also offer a number of lightweight hammocks …

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Helping Orangutans: Borneo Fundraiser

This weekend I sit in a shack at Black Point indulging in good food, wine, listening to music & swimming in the ocean with three of my girlfriends having a peaceful break from my hectic life. This is a stark contrast to the past six months of my life which have… well, keep reading and you may understand. I have wanted to write about my time in Indonesia for a while now but I have …

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Day Three – Screw you, Universe!

Day Three – Screw You, Universe!

Having been stuck at my house-sit for the last 4 days due to torrential rain and with no internet access or telephone line (more on that later), I was delighted to find out that all of my websites were down and had been from the day I got disconnected from the internet. Why? Well I decided to downgrade my VPS server to a less expensive one as no longer required (due to the sale of …

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Day One – I’m alive, the start of a golden age (and a travel diary…)

So, 21st of December turned out to be a load of old shit! I’m still alive, I even gave it an extra 24 hours in case the Maya’s were off by a day… Still here, though grateful to be alive, a little bit bummed out that nothing massive happened. No mutation of DNA, no vibrational energy change, no cataclysmic event that destroyed half the world, nothing. Well, in fact, maybe all of the above has …

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The disappearance of Thomo and Scotty Dogg……dun du duh!!!

Ok so perhaps the picture is misleading as it makes it look like something really interesting or threatening has just been construed upon us by a menacing thug like monkey….but in fact it’s just a nice way to mask the fact that we have been too way laid to do anything to the website for quite some time. The reasoning shall be explained. The first and most defiantly the most prominent reason is our current …

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Moto Bi Yo….Da Lat, Vietnam

Two days ago we were in Da Lat and finally got off our asses and did some touristy stuff, this came in the form of a day out on the back of a motorbike, known within tourist/Vietnam travelling as ‘Easy Rider’ type tours. We had already been approached by numerous random, not to mention pushy and over excited, Vietnamese guys who will get out a sketch pad reminiscent of something a 12 year old girl …

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Price List For Vietnam

Here is a list of prices which I have gathered in the last week during my stay so far in Vietnam. I t appears to be cheaper for most things than other countries in South East Asia but there are many things which aren’t as cheap. Hope fully this list will allow you to budget your trip a little easier… 20000 Vietnamese Dong = $1 USD   Cigarettes Marlboro Light = 23000 (These and Dunhill …

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What To Expect From Ho Chi Minh City…(A Little Snippet)

Ho Chi Minh city has lots to offer so walking around the city was good fun and a real pleasure. Every bar we visited was free pool and without knowing we were on the buy two drinks get one free deal in the Go To bar which was on the corner of the street our hotel was situated. The locals like to just come in off the streets and watch you as you play pool …

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Thomo On Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)- Initial Day And First Steps In The Big City…

Well where do I start with this famous city routed in the southern regions of Vietnam? Are there a lot of motorbikes? YES. Are there lots of massage parlours? YES. Are there seedy old men with dyed comb overs picking up hot chicks on mopeds or carrying around large holdalls where the contents are unknown? YES. This type of atmosphere alongside things like… People sleeping rough People offering you sunglasses/lighters/tobacco/hats/fans and Marajuana Lots of poverty …

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Mile High Toilet Head Club

It has fallen on me (a usual) to write up our journey to get to Vietnam. This is usually due to the fact that Ian sleeps through most of our travelling and this time is no exception. Plus if something sh#t is going to happen to anyone on the trip it is going to be me!!! The night before we left Perth was a Friday night which meant we could leave on a bang and …

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Grainne On Vietnam!

Grainne is a legend and we had the honour of travelling with her and Ciara whilst we were slumming it around Thailand and various other parts of Asia…If you read this Grainne then please pass comment on your amazing hair do which as you know was captured in Singapore. This list was given to us by Grainne and we will try to utilise this as best we can! I hope this helps other people also …

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Roll On Vietnam!!

Today was my second to last day with work at West Coast Liquor and it is only 2 days until Vietnam. It was a bit of a hazy day and it wasn’t too busy so in my mind I was getting psyched for all the things I was about to experience in a country I have always wanted to visit. Pete, the accountant for the company, is a regular visitor to Vietnam and he has …

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Travelling Tunes

I know what we (mostly me) are listening to really isn’t of any great importance, but as I love music and I have already previously put up a list of tunes, I thought it about time for an new one. There’s a pretty eclectic mix here ranging from Hip Hop to Acoustic Folk, hopefully there’s a little something for everyone and maybe something you didn’t know but will like. Anyway as before here is the list and please feel …

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Fremantle Day Out…

The first thing we did when we arrived in Fremantle was to walk towards the market to look for this illusive t-shirt printing booth to hopefully get our new promo designs made up. The weather was great and the town was busy with crowds of people all enjoying coffee, alcohol (to run along with Oktoberfest)and the odd street artist who is usually located on the corner where the internal Fremantle market lies. The street performer for …

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Our Day Out In Fremantle (Freo)…

Sadly today I woke up with a slight ‘goon’ hangover to the sound of Scotty snoring in the squeaky bunk bed above me, these two factors combined drove me to reach for the laptop and mess around online as I got my head together. After we both gathered our little see through bags full of basic cutlery (standard within hostels in Perth) we went down stairs at 9:50 to grab some breakfast which I have …

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Chatuchak Weekend Market

Today was the market and as the name would suggest it is on a Saturday and a Sunday. We have to admit we were pretty worn this day following our partying first few nights and were getting through the morning relying on a cool shower, a couple of pain killers and as much water as you can humanly take on. We were once again lucky enough to have our new found friends and guides, Jesus …

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Thomo’s Bucket List – I Won’t Stop Until I Nail This List!!!

So for anyone who is unsure what a ‘Bucket List’ is I will tell you. It is a list of things you would like to do before your life is well and truly over. Many people write just a few things where as others have many hundreds…I have decided to sit in the middle and go for my 101 things to do before I become just another tombstone in an overly well preened cemetery. The beauty of …

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