Call 2 Adventure's Guestbook

13th April 2015

Congratulations to both of you!
I think Melbourne is one of the most fabulous cities in the world (I know I'm biased!), and I really enjoyed reading this blog :)
12th April 2015
D1 - at Twelve Apostles

What fun!
How creative--a treasure hunt, a surprise destination and a proposal! Truly, a never-to-be-forgotten start to your long life together--congratulations!
13th February 2015
Royal Oak... the local tramp pub

So many interesting pubs and so little time.
13th February 2015
Whitby Abbey Ruin Coffin

Don't think we'd want to jump in either.
13th February 2015
Shipmaker's home that built Cooks boat the Endevour

History lessons
Lots of history in this part of the world.
13th February 2015

Glad to see you getting caught up. We've just come back from a trip so we understand.
11th February 2015

God Dammit didn't even get a mention ;-( Made an impression there then !!
10th February 2015

Welcome back blogging!!!
It's been two years since your last blog and you've been missed. How about a blog filling in that gap...and how did you meet your girlfriend? I enjoyed touring the Yorkshire Moors...but in the summertime. Good to see that you spent Christmas with your family.
11th February 2015

A life journey that was about creating place...
Hi Bob, Thanks for writing. I've not stopped traveling in that dry spell, but did find my time limited for blogging. The biggest adventure was purchasing my first property and doing a proper do up renovation - most of the work on my (our) own. It was a great learning and life experience like traveling, but didn't lend itself to blogging frequently. Cheers, Donavin
10th February 2015

Pump track fun
That pump track looks like heaps of fun! Whereabouts are you in Auckland?
17th March 2013

Glad you are feeling better
There is nothing worse than being sick in a crappy room. We loved our time in Vientiane but we were there during the boat festival. Really glad you are feeling better. On to new adventures.
14th February 2013

Excellent photos of a fascinating visit to "Headlands Sculpture on the Gulf.
2nd February 2013

Reminds me of our honeymoon
Hi Donavin, Glad you are enjoying your trip! Your photos remind me of our honeymoon, although it looks much busier there now....not sure if it was the time of year that we went (November) or if the word has gotten out and more travelers have been visiting there since 2008? I was surprised to read that you found a spicy Cambodian dish, as they tend not to go spicy, and if asked will comment on their crazy Thai neighbors for liking spicy food. :) And what I wouldn\'t give for a good local massage right now...or 5 of them in a row! It is fun to know that we have shared the amazing experience of traveling SE Asia - it is a special place!
31st January 2013

Donavin Wick Blogs
We both have appreciated your beautifully written accounts of this trip and excellent photography. It is amazing what sophistication is seen in these ruins. Things were constructed to be beautiful and to last!
21st January 2013

wonderful adventure in a totally different culture
glad you found the ancient civilization of the Central Highlands of Laos. beautiful photos that capture the heavy tree canopy vegetation and rugged sheer limestone mountains. glad to see that the area is recovering after the 1960s and 70s. did the people show any animosity toward Americans or were they too interested in money? want to be very careful in that part of the world, N. Thailand and the Lao Highlands, much of the world's opium/heroin industry is based there. Political and police corruption is rampant. The Hmong war lords when I was there were gods with guns in total control of the heroin world trade. Be safe and keep taking pictures. Don't eat the dog or cat meat, disgustingly good.
18th December 2012

Exciting times for you Donavin!
I take nearly parental pride and happiness in all you've become and done in the last few years. I always knew you were bigger than the 'Couv and a restrictive religion. Have a wonderful trip and stay well. I was in Vietnam and Cambodia a few years ago and just loved it. Siem Riep is overrun by tourists however.
14th January 2013

Thanks Joy.
I've just posted the first update from the trip and I see that I didn't have you on the subsribers list. You'll want to visit my page for the first update, all future updates you should receive email notification of. Happy New Year and I hope all is well for you.
10th December 2012

Have an amazing trip - sounds fantastic! No doubt it will be an exciting adventure. Remember.... breathe deeply, tread lightly, or hold fast Look forward to hearing all about it first hand soon enough!
19th August 2012
Man reading paper

His name
Alamoti Tautakitaki of Hunga Vava'u. He was one of my teachers at Tonga College in the early 1980s. Very good man. He is heavy involved in community projects for the outer islands in the Kingdom.
4th February 2011
The Aquarium Cafe

miss my work
can't wait to come back there
6th January 2011

You're a hardy bunch. Sounds like an amazing adventure!
5th January 2011

Great Trip Report
Thanks for sharing this adventure with us, sounds like a trip you'll remember for a long, long time.

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