We are partners, i am 51, lorraine is younger.
We are setting off around the world for 12 months, we depart on 1st November 2006.
We set up this blog so we can share our experience's with our families and friends.
March 10th 2007
Hi all well this is the last leg of the journey and we are feeling a bit weary, but must admit it was so good to get into a nice hotel with clean bedding and hot water. Flight was great to new york there was only about 100 people on plane so we could all have a row each if we wanted and still there were rows of seats left, wish all flights were like this. Arrived at JFK and it was freezing not good. also we had travelled world with backpacks but it was only the americans that wanted to break them open with force and ruin bags, says it all really. slept for at least 12 hours the first night because we had not slept for about a week. but woke up fresh for ... read more
February 25th 2007
Hi all Now in peru landed at another boring airport, and was supposed to be met by the hotel taxi. but after waiting a little while was told by tour rep it would be better to get a offical taxi, so this is what we did to the hotel, good job too or we would have been waiting all week for them. Got to hotel which was in a very nice area, called miraflores which is not central lima. but it has everything you could need. we had a walk around the town and felt quite happy cos it was not as congested as Santiago and we walked to the front and had a drink. However we decided against a swim in the sea, must be the most polluted that we have seen. was suprised people ... read more
February 22nd 2007
Hi all Well sorry it has taken so long to update this blog but we have been travelling quite alot and its not always been easy to access internet to do this blog. Well after we were both sad to see the end of New Zealand we decided due to funds that we would cut short the trip but still go and see the places that we wanted to see most. So we flew in to santiago and managed to get a taxi to hotel. However when we got there was rather difficult to be understood as they only spoke spanish, and neither of us took much notice of the spanish tapes we brought before we left. oh well we managed to get to the room which was nice. we decided to only spend a small ... read more
February 3rd 2007
Hi Everyone Well we are back again, been awhile since we have managed to update the blog but its been difficult to find the time with all this site seeing to do. With spent our last day in oz sunning our selfs on bondi beach then getting ready for our trip to new zealand. The flight was good only a couple of hours so that was nice we stayed at a local motel and they were really lovely. We have decided to hire a car and tour around both islands so we can try and get to see as much as possible. When we went to collect the car they apologised but it was not available but they would let us have an 8 seater people carrier for the same price so we were not complaining ... read more
January 29th 2007
Hi All well next installment of our travels, we have had a lovely few days here in sydney and done all the very touristy things like visit the opera house and the bridge also taking the habour crusie to see all the sights. must admit everything looks so much better when the sun is shining. Yesterday we took the ferry over to Manly for the day and that was really nice area the beach was lovely and we watched the life guards having a racing competition in very small boat things, which was good but a bit to much of a posing area. Today we are going to have a look at bondi beach we went to the town now just going to watch more posers on surf boards. just jeaslous really. We are off to ... read more
January 23rd 2007
Here we are again, arrived in carins to lovely sunshine and a friendly smile at airport, good first impressions. We had booked an apartment for 4 days as we could not bare another hostel distaster so soon. Apartment was just as cheap and when we got there it was really lovely very clean with 3 pools and very near town. In the evening we took walk down to the town for a meal, it was very nice so much better than we expected. We arranged to do our trips we booked for a trip to the great barrier reef and a trip upto the karunda rain forest and village. The Monday we set off for our boat trip to the great barrier reef, it was the best day yet. We sailed out to reef where everyone ... read more
January 12th 2007
Hi everyone Thought we had better update our blogg and let everyone at home know we are both ok. We travelled from Malaysia to Singapore by train and that was an ordeal in itself. the trip should have taken 10 hours but took 18 hours cos the train kept breaking down. however us being snobs had booked first class so at least we had our own cabin and beds to sleep in (not bad for £20) beats british rail. flight over to oz was good and we arrived in Darwin in the early hours of the morning so had to hang around airport until 6am until town woke up. then got taxi to our hostel, well i thought i had been sent to prison we open the door to our cell 6ft by 10ft no windows ... read more
January 11th 2007
Hi All Well we have now decided its time to move on and see somewhere new, Lisa has gone back to cold England and missing you loads lisa and now we need to see new things, we have loved malaysia and kuala Lumpur and may even come back one day. Today we get the overnight train to singapore then fly off to Darwin for 2 days and then Alice springs to see ayres rock for a couple of days. then its over to the gold coast for a while. will keep you all updated. hope everyone is well and keep the comments coming. ... read more
January 4th 2007
Hi all, hope everyone has recovered from the christmas and new year celebrations, hope dan and everyone is home from florida and all had a great time. We have had a busy couple of days finished off seeing the sites in Thailand and visited phuket and the tiger caves. We decided to go to Malaysia for a week before lisa leaves to go back to uk. Must admit the day did not start well. we were due to be picked up by minibus at 6.30am and people who know us will know we were outside by 6.10am eager or what! however when we tried to leave the apartment grounds the night security had locked the 8ft gates and had gone off somewhere, we had no key and could not get anyone up, so what was our ... read more
December 28th 2006
Hi all, hope you all had a fantastic christmas, Thought it was about time we updated the blog again. Its been awhile as we have just been chilling while waiting for Lisa to arrive. D-Day back up to Bangkok for a few days and to meet lisa at airport. and what an epic journey it turned into. Took us 17 hours by bus and that is with it breaking down 3 times. To start the day off the taxi forgot to pick us up for the bus, so that was an omen to start with. After our coach broke down 3 times,the last time 15 miles from Bangkok we decided to share a cab to the Khao san road. Did some shopping and the sights. 20th December lisa arrived after a very long flight travelling for ... read more