Hi my name is Danny and i'm from a town in northern England called Bingley. I'm 23 years old and i'm currently on a 12 month tour of the world, starting in Asia and moving onto Australasia, North, & South America. I began my tour with my mate James but now we have decided to go alone.
I've started this site mainly to keep friends and family updated on my travels and adventures. If anyone else enjoys what they are reading feel free to add your email.
I'll enjoy hearing from anyone who wants to leave a message but I can't guarantee that i'll reply to all, although I will read all. Hope you enjoy the site.
March 3rd 2007
As soon as I arrived back in Bali I was greeted with the usual group of enthusiastic taxi drivers, each desperate to rip-off the westerner on his trip back to the hotel! I immediately felt back at home!! As my plans were to start heading north through Java to Sumatra as soon as possible I was a little slow off the mark, nine days to be exact! It was a little too easy to just chill out in Bali for a few days with nothing to do but eat, sleep & attempt to surf (By the way i'm shit!). In the end I had to move and after my nine days I headed to Sumatra. This is a monster journey and as it's much cheaper and quicker to fly some would ask why I decided to ... read more
February 17th 2007
Okay, so this is my blog for Darwin... Except you'll have to forgive the fact that there are no photos (Not much to photograph) and that the blog is really small. Basically all i'm writing this blog for is to let you all know my big change of plan and keep you upto date. I arrived in Darwin with Marlow really early and we spent the next few hours sleeping like babies on the floor of the airport. Once it got light and we felt upto it, we grabbed the shuttle bus into the city centre and looked for a decent place to stay. All this time I was feeling a bit down as I was so gutted to be leaving Asia after 3 months there, I really enjoyed it and to be honest wouldn't mind ... read more
February 15th 2007
James & I arrived late in Bali, we found a good hotel & just went to bed straight away. We were both looking forward to seeing Lingy tomorrow. In the morning we woke up to some bad news... Richard's flight had been cancelled, something about a truck driving into his plane!! Like a massive plane is that hard to avoid! It meant that Richard was going to be coming all the way from England for not long at all. We'll have to make the most of it. So instead James and I decided to head to the beach and play around in the waves. It was pretty funny because we were both scaring each other when seaweed touched our legs because we had it in our heads it was jellyfish or sharks! Then James decided to ... read more
February 14th 2007
Firstly I have a question for you all.... ....What does a bandaged foot, a painful hobble, a smile and a polite request for extra leg room get you??... ....It gets you an upgrade to business class on a Boeing 747 headed for Singapore!!! Thank you Cathay Pacific!! Champagne on ice, as much Beer, wine and spirits as I can drink, restaurant standard 3 course meal, reclining seats that almost hit horizontal and a massive t.v with the choice of hundreds of channels...Who says you have to live rough when you're backpacking around the world!!? I arrived in Singapore for my 24 hours there, I was due to spend 6 days there but changed my plans so I could stay in Thailand longer, I'm glad I did. Don't get me wrong, Singapore is a nice place, but ... read more
February 13th 2007
It was a bumpy 13hour bus ride to Bangkok, I arrived there pretty late but joined up with 3 Aussies to hunt for accomodation on Khao San Road and ended up sharing a room with Dieter, a guy from Sydney. My plan wasn't to stay very long in Bangkok, I didn't have long in Thailand and wanted to head south to the islands. I had enough time for a nightout with the Aussies and the next day I set off on the 18 hour bus & boat journey to Koh Phangan. To be honest I wasn't sure what to expect in Koh Phangan, It's famous for the Full-Moon Party which isn't really my thing. In the end I ended up doing next to nothing with my time in Thailand, just relaxing! I wouldn't normally have much ... read more
February 3rd 2007
Sorry this blog has taken so long to write! I've also got ones for Thailand, Singapore, and Bali to catch up with! I've been having such a great time that i've fallen behind and writing these has become a chore...I'll catch up soon! Also if any of the information I give below is incorrect you'll have to forgive me, i'm writing from memory and I am trying to learn more. Anyway, Cambodia was the most amazing place i've ever visited, I loved every second of my time there and left only wanting more and promising myself that i'll return soon. The people there are so friendly and it makes it so much more meaningful when you learn about the very recent history of genocide under the Pol Pot regime of the Khmer Rouge. I think that ... read more
January 2nd 2007
This is the first blog that I'm writing myself as both James & I have decided to split up and each travel where we want. From now on i'll probably only do an entry every few weeks or at the change of each country i've visited... Loved Every Second Of It! We both arrived in Vietnam after a short 8 hour train journey (trust me, 8 hours is short after you've done 34 hours!). The journey was split up well, either by one set of customs or another. Basically I got no sleep at all. We did meet a couple of sound lads from Manchester though (Dave & Will) and we headed to a hostel with them. Hanoi was a cool place and it had loads to do although to be honest we did bugger all ... read more
December 16th 2006
The flight was delayed slightly which meant we didn't arrive into Beijing until late and it was absolutely freezing!! We ended up staying in the airport Hotel for a night and then headed to Tiananmen Square in the morning. We managed to get a cheap hotel then spent our first day wondering about to get a feel for the place. Whilst in Beijing we managed to see a few of the sights. We went to the Tiantan Park and visited the Prayer for Good Harvest Hall and the Temple of Heaven. The Park was absolutely massive and filled with the locals practising their Tai Chi. Danny also managed to involve himself in one of their many games in the Park, he wasn't actually that bad and most of the locals found him amusing. The following day ... read more
December 2nd 2006
Good First Impressions First of all things in our last few days in India run pretty much to plan, we just chilled and tried to pass a little time by visiting a few places in Delhi but mainly slept! Our trip to the airport was another early one but we didnt get much sleep the night before as we were both so happy to be heading to Hong Kong. We figured we could just catch up on Zs on the plane anyway. In the airport we met a really cool guy, he was sat just behind us and we got talking when he asked us the time. It turns out his name was Jeff and he was working at the time (He's a pilot for Fed-Ex), he was from the U.S and lived in Minnesota. ... read more
November 17th 2006
Finally Arrived in Kathmandu First impressions of Kathamdu were much better than expected and we quickly managed to find a nice hotel in Thamel. We were harassed by Nepalese Taxi drivers on the way out of the airport, after much dispute we finally agreed a price and set off. This was no ordinary journey though, on the way after stopping off at an ATM a young boy begging came to Danny's side of the taxi and opened the sliding window. Dan was a little worried as he was counting his money so tried to slide the window and stop the kid from grabbing any. The worst part was when the driver quickly slammed the window shut, the boy started crying and we thought it was all a show, this was until Dan noticed the blood ... read more