Kieran Budd


Kieran Budd

My name is Kieran Budd, I am 13 and live at Beverley Avenue on Canvey Island. I am a Spurs supporter and enjoy playing football and x-box. On the 22nd March 2013 I will be going on a trip of a lifetime with my nan and grandad to Los Angeles in America, Brisbane in Australia and Singapore. My journey around the world will take me to 3 continents where I will experience different cultures, climates, see unique creatures, famous landmarks and eat exotic foods.

I am looking forward to seeing the world and most excited to see my cousins down under having only met some of them once or twice during my lifetime. Follow me accross the world and enjoy my travel blog.

Asia » Singapore April 19th 2013

Not much to write today as it is my last day in Singapore and the last day of my holiday. I went to Orchard Road to look at the shops and then came back and had a quick swim. I will soon be on the plane home. I have had a great holiday and I am very lucky to have been able to go to so many places all different in their own way. I have been away from home for a month and I am now looking forward to seeing my family in England.... read more

Asia » Singapore » Chinatown April 18th 2013

Today I went on the train to Chinatown and did some shopping. It was very hot there so we did not stay too long. i then went to Little India and after that I went back to the hotel and spent all afternoon in the pool.... read more

Asia » Singapore April 17th 2013

Today I had a walk round City Mall which is a shopping centre opposite Raffles Hotel. I then took the train to Clarke Quay which is on the river and some of the few remaining buildings there are in the old colonial style. I then went by train to Harbourside and took the cable car over to Sentosa Island where I went round the S.E.A. Aquarium which is reputed to have the largest aquarium in the world And it was fantastic. I then got the monorail back to the rail station. When I got back to the hotel I had a swim in the warm swimming pool.... read more

Asia » Singapore April 16th 2013

Today I sadly had to say goodbye to my Australian family and take the 7 hour flight to Singapore. When I arrived in Singapore I found it very hot and humid due to the fact that Singapore is very close to the Equator. I am staying at the world famous Raffles Hotel named after Thomas Stamford Raffles. It celebrated its 125th birthday last Year. It is one of the few colonial style buildings that remain in Singapore. I spent the remainder of the day looking round the hotel and then went for a swim in the pool which is on the roof of the hotel.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 15th 2013

Today is the last day in Forestdale, Brisbane. When I got up and went into the garden I found a male and female duck in the garden along with her 5 chicks. The ducks had been roaming the garden and also swimming in the pool. It seems they made the garden and pool their home whilst we were away. I had my last swim in the pool diving for coins and did a bit of last minute shopping, visited my cousin Lauren, Brad and baby Amber and then went to watch my cousin Sam play a football match. My cousin Kerrie was there along with my other cousin Will. I said my goodbyes to everyone and then went back to my aunt Jean's and uncle Tony's for an evening meal. Tomorrow morning I am off to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Manly April 14th 2013

Today I took the ferry to Manly, I was amazed at the clarity of the water and the many species of fish. When we docked we went searching for togs so that I could jump some waves and practice my body surfing in the South Pacific. I was cautioned by a lifeguard to move up into a safer area of the beach. When we were tired of jumping waves we decided to play a sand sea defence game. After that I caught the ferry back to Sydney. We then had to pack our cases and return to Brisbane.... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Harbourside April 13th 2013

After breakfast today I went to Paddys Market where I bought two ipod cases and a Barcelona soccer strip. I then went for a ride on the city's monorail which closes this June. I got off at the City Central Station where the Westfield Sky Tower is locaed and I went with my cousin Harry up to the top of the tower which is 309m high. After lunch I walked round the Old Rock area of the harbou which is a market selling arts and crafts. In the evening I went with my family for a meal at Darling Harbour which is named after Lieutenant General Ralph Darling.... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Harbourside April 12th 2013

Flew to Sydney today and arrived about 10am and took the train to the hotel and after checking in I went to Circular Key. I watched a juggler who juggled with fire and knives. I had a ride on an OZ Jet Boat which is a speed boat that holds about 20 people and it speeds about the harbour doing 360 degree turns. Although I wore a cape to protect me from the spray I got totally soaked. Saw the famours Harbour Bridge and then went to the Opera House. After lunch I went on a pleasure cruise around the harbour and had afternoon tea on board . In the evening I watched Brisbane Roar on the TV. They were playing Western Sydney Wanders but unfortunately Brisbane lost the match.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast April 11th 2013

Today I went to Australia Zoo which is run by the Irwin family. Steve Irwin died a few years ago after being stung by a stingray whilst filming a documentary. I went and saw the lions, rhinos, giraffes and then went to see the wild life warrior show which mainly based on crocodiles but there were also birds of all types on display. I had lunch and then I went to see the feeding of the crocodiles and otters. I also saw Tasmanian Devils, Cassowaries, dingos, reptiles, red pandas and I fed an elephant.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Logan City April 10th 2013

Had a quiet day today after all the travelling the day before. Went to Calypso Bay and travelled through sugar cane fields. I had a look at the marina where there are luxury houses whose gardens back on to canals that lead out on to Moreton Bay. Many of the houses have large boats mored on the canals. I then went on to Yatala and had one of their famous Yatala pies (my pie contained bacon, cheese and beef). After that I went shopping at the Logan Hyperdome where I bought some new earphones and a new ipod case. When I got back home to Forestdale I had a game of football with grandad and Uncle Tony and then looked at old family photos.... read more

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