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Scott’s All-in-One Spanish Lesson Curtosy Of Nelly…

Bilingual Nelly is also trying to sort Scott’s life out for him too as he said he wouldn’t mind trying to learn Spanish to woo an unsuspecting South American at a later stage in his life…Personally i think he needs to sort his gut out first then start becoming the silver tongued maverick he’s always dreamed of being. Either way this is what he touched upon with Nelly in the time we travelled together..Thanks Nelly …

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Strange Times

Now it’s obviously a little too early into the transition (if it can even really be called that given the length of time I was in South East Asia) to really be able to have felt or experienced a change now that I have arrived in Perth, but throughout the day there has been a definite strange feeling in my gut. This isn’t to say I have diarrhoea of course, but that there is an …

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Leçon de français 3…Thank you Nelly (Crutchy)

This my third French lesson which Nelly has kindly written for me and emailed from the most appropriate place to receive a French lesson from…France. These are the words which I attempted to learn in Koh Samui and Koh Tao whilst Nelly travelled with us. I am only slightly better than when I started but Nelly I appreciate every French related email you send me…So here’s to you 😉 Bonjour Ian, Bon, je vais essayer d’écrire …

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Pre Perth Nerves… :( (But All Good In The End)

Before leaving Bali to go to Perth I have to admit I was quite nervous about the whole thing with regards to you needing a certain amount of attainable money within your current account to be granted access as an Australian citizen. I read online before I embarked on my travels that you need 3000 Australian Dollars and the most I read about was 5000 British pounds, so before I even began I had these …

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How to Wii $250

During our first (and main for now) day around Perth we were approached on the street by a girl working for Citibank offering us to win $250. Me being the sceptic I immediately thought this was some sort of scam or impossible to win and so didn’t really think much of it. We asked what we had to do to get this ‘$250’ and were told if we could beat the score on Wii Basket …

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The Death Of My Netbook In Kuala Lumpur :(

During the trip from Phi Phi to Kuala Lumpur we took various modes of transport. There was the initial ferry from Phi Phi docks which lasted around an hour and a half, followed by about 3 other minibuses and a VIP coach which took us across the border into Kuala Lumpur. It was the ferry which began the slow and painful death of my computer when I decided to sleep on the top deck at …

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Our Evening In Gili T

We ended tonight with a rather tame one and took on a watermelon shake in a chilled out beach front bar next to a pool and Jacuzzi with ‘Gladiator’ playing in the background. You gotta love Russell Crowe!! We did the long awaited check of the bank online to realise we had spent slightly more than predicted but no big deal, the memories have been immense. We decided as group to get up for the …

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Gili T Day Two

Last night before we all left our film ‘friends with Benefits’ in one of the many chilled out comfortable bars lining the main west side coastal street we all made a pact that we would be awake and ready to go to sit on the beach and watch the sunrise at 6AM. Well all of our bodies must have been shagged because we heard the alarm at 5:30 this morning, I contemplated it for 5 …

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Arrival Day In Gili T ;)

I have arrived today in Gili T after an extremely fun filled and action packed time in Bali. That place is one of the best places of my trip so far with regards to, food, value, beach, surf and an all round chilled out vibe! Because it was so good I have lost three days on the blog so I’m working through the night to fill you all in with what I missed. I also …

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Random Bali Update

We have just booked our ticket to Bali this morning with Jetstar so are spending our last few moments at the Prince of Wales guest house where we stayed. The review of Singapore will come shortly along with a few random unusual nights out. Jacuzzi in a multi million pound establishment on Robertson Quay, and talking to a random middle aged Scottish guy lurking around at 4am looking for cigarettes…So until we ground in Indonesia …

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Power Day In Kuala Lumpur Part 2

Having scoffed a load of doughnuts and ruined any good work I had managed that day with regards to eliminating my podgy stomach, we headed back to our guest house to sort ourselves out. Being only a short walk we got back in around 10 minutes and proceeded to chill out for a bit, well I did anyway, Thomo had other ideas. To paint a more vivid picture imagine a chimp, now imagine that chimp …

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The Other Half Of The Train Journey And Customs (Kuala Lumpur To Singapore)

As it happens the train did get a little more uneasy in areas so the grim reality is you have to be an absolutely hardcore heavy sleeper to get through the journey. The scenery is nice enough to scope out though so at least it isn’t pure boredom all the way there! I would have watched a film or listened to headphones but as I hacked apart my computer to salvage the hard drive in …

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Our First Train In Asia (Kuala Lumpur To Singapore) ;)

So with not knowing what to expect from our first train ride we arrived at KL Sentral at 13:45 today after somehow losing an hour by not realising for the last day and a half that the clocks had gone forward another hour  from Koh Phi Phi. We rushed on foot all the way to the station and only managed to stop off at the Shell garage to get some water for the walk/run. We …

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Staying Fit And Healthy Whilst Travelling

I thought I’d write this post as it maybe something that most people don’t bare in mind before they begin travelling, but from my experience so far I can see how easy it could be for someone to fall out of shape, become lazy and ultimately affect their travel decisions. Firstly, I will apologise for the photo which I have used here, this is merely a free gym/park setup which we encountered on the walk …

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Power Day In Kuala Lumpur Part 1

We have gotten ourselves down to a tighter budget than we’d like and so are minimizing our time in Malaysia and Indonesia until we get to Australia to start recouping some funds. As we had heard that Kuala Lumpur wasn’t the cheapest we had given ourselves a day and a half to get around, and as we have found out, that is enough to do the main sights and have a good walk around (I …

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Koh Phi Phi To Kuala Lumpur (and our room)

As I write this I am sitting in our new room in Kuala Lumpur. It’s a fairly standard room, but to us the fact it has air conditioning is a bit of a luxury, despite the fact that we have already pumped in up from 20 degrees to 25 degrees as it feels too cold (If we wanted cold we’d go back for the British ‘summer’ time). We are paying 110 Ringgit for 2 nights …

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‘Any Hole 600 Baht’ !!! Part One

So as part of our standard ritual of not doing things by halves we had a very steady day in Phi Phi yesterday. We enjoyed some great food, a mix of panang curries, yellow curries and a continental breakfast for captain safe (Scotty) before having a little stroll about to see what else was going on in town. We had arranged to meet up with Grainne and Ceira around evening to have a few drinks …

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