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Old Topic: Whose journals are you reading?

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Looking for new talent! Seen anyone's journals that are making you laugh, cry or just keeping you interested for hours...
8 years ago, January 11th 2006 No: 1 Msg: #3691  
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So here are a few journals that have grabbed my attention over the last few days:

Travelin Z - The Asian Zlympics - really funny overview of Asian travels from TravelinZ
Jessie and Stacy - recommended by Chods, they have some really neat shots and stories.
Weez n Wife - I've been following these guys down through Laos and Cambodia - just a few days behind, expecting to meet them in a bar randomly... but not yet. Would be front pagers if they didn't keep putting beer shots as their first photo

Please post if you read something good - we make our choices for the front page based on your recommendations. We're looking for:

Funny, distinctive, good photos, descriptive language, correctly catagorised eg. photos and stories from where they're listed - and ideally current - journals from with the last month (or combinations of these).

Ps. No more votes for Cumberland Sausage - we all know they're great!
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8 years ago, January 11th 2006 No: 2 Msg: #3703  
Top of my nominations is without a doubt Coffeecat. Her sense of humour and photos have captured and inspired me for the last few months. I think she must be the ¨Backpacking Bridget Jones¨!!
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8 years ago, January 17th 2006 No: 3 Msg: #3762  
You know, I was browsing around deep in the bowels of travelblog the other day, and it struck me; damn that Sausage-bloke takes some smashing pictures!
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8 years ago, January 26th 2006 No: 4 Msg: #3858  
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Check out Esclaw's blog. It's a funny and entertaining diary of the life and times of an American family living Down Under. Granted, she's my best friend so I'm slightly biased, but I'm confident that you won't be disappointed!
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8 years ago, February 3rd 2006 No: 5 Msg: #3937  
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Check out the Tour of America Blog that my friend Rich, his wife Eleanor and daughter Emma are doing. They are travelling around the country working and living in a 30 foot RV. Makes me want to go along!! Reply to this

8 years ago, February 17th 2006 No: 6 Msg: #4092  
Ezeur Heather Jasper and her travels in Morocco. She rocks.

Peace.
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8 years ago, February 22nd 2006 No: 7 Msg: #4149  
I thought you picked them at random.

I like aspiringnomad's but he needs to post more often.
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8 years ago, February 28th 2006 No: 8 Msg: #4210  
I thought they were random too! I nominate wherearewenow - Ben and Heather are an absolute cack. They have lots of interesting stories and some pretty cool photos.
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8 years ago, February 28th 2006 No: 9 Msg: #4214  
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... then on the way home we stopped at a traditional Hmong village but if constantly trying to sell stuff to tourists is their traditional way of life then I'm #*!?ing Homer Simpson ffs!

- from Not a lot here is there? Right, let's get leathered!

One that won't be on the front page... too much swearing! - but had me laughing a lot is Bobfred - Dan Kirk
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8 years ago, February 28th 2006 No: 10 Msg: #4215  
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Just checked out The Day of Virgins from wherearewenow - some of the funniest photos for a long time. Reply to this

8 years ago, February 28th 2006 No: 11 Msg: #4217  
I hope you update the front page soon, yes Bedridden's blog kicked ass but he hasn't logged in in months. Give some other people a chance! And I don't even read the front page any more because the entries you choose seem rather esoteric.

But I love Travelblog good job man. Reply to this

8 years ago, February 28th 2006 No: 12 Msg: #4218  
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Yeah the highlighted bloggers are out of date (maybe why they seem esoteric) - but the featured blog entries that get put on the front page are selected from a wide range of bloggers - just got to spot them... so who elses blogs would you put on the front page? Reply to this

8 years ago, February 28th 2006 No: 13 Msg: #4224  
Paul Nevin aka Paul hasn't updated in a while but I found his blog really interesting to read. I found this entry to be quite amusing :P I was laughing out of sympathy... honest! Reply to this

8 years ago, March 3rd 2006 No: 14 Msg: #4267  
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Aye, sorry about the swearing on mine Ali, it makes it sound like it's me saying it then though coz my mates expect it from me. lol. Right, need to have a scan for a few nominations now coz I hardly ever get chance to read other people's these days... Reply to this

8 years ago, March 3rd 2006 No: 15 Msg: #4275  
This is a fantastic blog about the world of vacation home exchanging, the really interesting thing is the blogger, Helen Bergstein covers all sorts of world events, great tips for traveling while posting photos of home swap opportunities in the places she talks about - lots of quotes from exchangers too. She posts about three times a week - be sure to read the archives, lots of good stuff, i'm always forwarding to friends

this is the blog

http://vacationhomeexchange.blogspot.com/ Reply to this

8 years ago, March 8th 2006 No: 16 Msg: #4350  
From the few that I've had a chance to read I'd vote for Gruxy
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8 years ago, March 13th 2006 No: 17 Msg: #4494  
I like aspiringnomad . The entry for Bagan was just superbe. Reply to this

8 years ago, March 21st 2006 No: 18 Msg: #4611  
Maybe it is because they are writing about places we are about to visit, or maybe it is because I nicked my Santiago cathedral pic from them, but jimandmel make for a very funny and highly entertaining read.
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8 years ago, March 21st 2006 No: 19 Msg: #4615  
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Will anyone read my stuff? Give me feedback too. Thanks. Reply to this

8 years ago, March 21st 2006 No: 20 Msg: #4618  
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Look at your stats... is anyone reading it? I think if you have 1 or 2 people that really enjoy your writing style, or just your travels (*outside friends and family) then I'm really happy. Most of all for me though is just having them here among everyone else. I show so many people this website because of different interests they have. Either traveling, skiing, Muay Thai kickboxing, whatever it may be... If your blog makes you happy, then that's what matters. Reply to this

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