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Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An January 23rd 2010

Another silly o'clock start. I knew I would be getting used to this time. While at University, I loved being awake at this time, and in fact it was my favourite time to be awake. Everything is so peaceful. I still find it a peaceful time to be awake, but call it getting old, but my body doesn't like to be awake at this time anymore. Also I was awoken by the phone. I did actually jump out of my bed, however my brain was not in gear and couldn't figure out what to do. Luckily F picked the phone up, coz I was standing there like a bit of a prat. I hate being woken up with a start - it hurts me to my core. The reason for seeing this silly time again, was ... read more
In the Air
The view

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai January 22nd 2010

The next two days in Hong Kong, where lots of fun. Mrs G, F and I decided that we would pretend to sneeze or cough in a crowded place, just because of the reaction you got. The people stared at you as if you had Swine flu - good thing they sell Swine Flu wipes! Lol. We had a ride on the traditional boat - no idea what type of boat it is - but it is very pretty. Sorry, it is like asking me what type of car something is - the answer you will normally get it the colour. We were the only people on their which was great. Cwock was being a bit of Monkey and kept trying to jump over board to have a swim. Good thing HB was there to stop ... read more
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Again

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai January 20th 2010

Despite being shattered and being awake for 27hrs I woke up 1:30am after a certain hedgehog named HB woke up and was snufferling around her bed. I was half expecting her to get into my bed, so before she really got a chance to I got up and put her back to bed. It only took her 30mins to drift back off to sleep. How I wish the same were true for me, but alas no, I stayed awake till 5 before I drifted back off, but that only gave me an hr or so before my alarm went off. Because today was a DISNEY day Disney was amazing! They have this special Disney train that takes you from Sunny Bay (isn’t that a happy name for a station) to Disneyland. The first few things that ... read more
Sleeping Beauty's Castle
The Carrousel
The Sword in the Stone

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai January 18th 2010

Well the adventure has truly begun now. I actually managed to get to sleep at a relatively decent hour - 11pm! What makes that even more amazing is that I fell asleep instantly. Pity it didn’t last. I woke up at 1am, 2:30am and again at 3:45! I then stayed awake until my alarm went off at 4:50. That is a silly o’clock time - not a time I like to see very often, but one I feel that I am going to see a lot of over the next 6 months. Everyone was up and ready to go by 6am - pretty impressive. HB was very keen to get going, although she said she didn’t like silly o’clock times (and in fact any hour in the morning has now become silly o’clock). The 1st new ... read more
Sleep time
Waiting at Changi

Europe » Germany » Hesse » Frankfurt January 17th 2010

Well here it is! The day everyone loves or dreads - the day before the you go! Like Christmas Eve, it is always the longest day ever! Full of worry about what you have forgotten. I have already managed to forget my bra that you can change the strapes on to make them see though or halter. It may not seem a big thing but it is to me. Half my tops and dresses require me to wear that bra. Ugh. I swear I packed it. Stupid thing. So my packing is done - except my last few bits and bobs that I need tomorrow morning. Woo hoo, and it only took 7 days to do! Oh the pfaff (Owain you would be soooooo proud of me). I was given a stack of paper the other ... read more

Europe » Germany » Hesse » Frankfurt January 15th 2010

It was the middle of the night and all was silent. Huggie Bug and Anita were tucked up in their beds dreaming of the adventure they had had with the zip and the shoelace. The light of the moon shone through a gap in the curtain and landed on the zip and the shoelace. It was so bright that it woke them up. They decided to wriggle free and go looking for an adventure. They had to go very quietly so that they didn’t wake the sleeping girls. Zip and Shoelace crawled through a tiny hole in the window and jumped down to the gound. They looked around deciding which way to go. Should they go into the dark woods or should they turn right and go into the city. Hmm what a decision to make. ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Hesse » Frankfurt January 15th 2010

One snowy Wednesday, Huggie Bug and Anita were sitting in a doctor’s room. WHEN, all of a sudden Huggie Bug’s shoe zip and Anita’s shoelace ran away! Oh dear! ‘How will we be able to take off our shoes!’ How will we get them back?’ They cried. They saw their zip and shoelace run out of the building and down someone’s chimney. Huggie Bug and Anita decided to run after them. Huggie Bug and Anita chased the zip and the shoelace to the house and knocked on the door. ‘Hello?’ The lady said, ‘can I help you?’ ‘Yes,’ said Anita ‘has a zip and a shoelace come down your chimney?’ ‘Oh yes. Would you like to get them?’ ‘Yes please, thank you.’ Huggie Bug and Anita ran inside and started to climb up the chimney. There ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Hesse » Frankfurt January 15th 2010

Well today we were meant to start our travels, but the depature date had been moved until Monday. It had been changed before I arrived. So only 3 more sleeps! Oooooo Im so excited . Today was a rather fun day, HB and I went into the very pretty village of Königstein. It was the German equivalent of the English chocolate box villages. It was so pretty, with very traditional buildings, narrow cobbled roads and lots of snow. I tell you - I am totally over the snow part! Bring on the next 6 months of Summer! Anyway we were had gone into the village to get her her own travel dairy. We looked at quite a few but, in the end, said her heart wanted the pink one. Well there is a surprise! The housekeeper ... read more
Me with Mini snowman

Europe » Germany » Hesse » Frankfurt January 14th 2010

Well, getting to Heathrow was a bit of a challenge. I had to swipe one of those bell hop type baggage carts to get my luggage from my room to the bus stop just out the back of the hotel. At 7.20 in the morning there was already a huge crowd waiting for the bus. Whoopty doda. It was freezing outside and I think I lost all feeling in my toes while I waited. Once the bus turned up the mob mentality took over the group. Everybody wanted to get onboard that bus (including me). I had slightly resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t be able to get on that bus. If I could have I would have taken the luggage trolley with me, but alas I think the hotel would have had something ... read more
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The process
My new luggage amount!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Heathrow Airport January 10th 2010

Well this is it, I have been left at Heathrow airport at The Premier Inn. Which by the way is a nice hotel. Tomorrow I should be on my way to Frankfurt! Well, I should be, if the snow doesn't disrupt anything. I managed to get everything done that I needed to, but it was a little frantic at times. I was meant to be coming back up to London from Devon on Wednesday but the snow got in the way of those plans. So I stayed in Devon and came back up on the Friday with the family in the car. That is a story in itself, but it is no longer important. Well, the main repercussion from this was that my vaccination book was now up in London where I wasn't, and I wasn't ... read more
The Luggage

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