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8th December 2010
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Wow
wow, this picture is amazing! :)
4th November 2010

The David Syndrome
After surviving the "Rafting Bug" I'm saddened to hear that Dario has fallen foul of the "David Syndrome". This is a rare condition that only affects those with the christian name David (believe you me I have been afflicted all my life). The victim is constantly subjected to crises and where none exist the individual will manufacture one to avoid redrawal symptons. I suppose the UK and Ukraine are similar. One is a small island on the western edge of Europe and the other is only 1500 miles away in the communist bloc. Mind you I blame it on the decision to let all these "Johnny foreigners" into the European Song Contest. Glad to hear you survived Han, and Dave has avoided crisis withdrawal symptons although Bangkok sounds like Utopia for the syndrome sufferer. Surprised to hear of your early return and no doubt all will be revealed in due course. In case you may have forgotten, do not assume that all the fireworks going off on your arrival are a form of "Welcome home" celebration. It's actually Bonfire night! Look forward to seeing you soon.Over and out for the last time on Blog News.
From Blog: Bangkok
4th November 2010

Get stressed, get a massage what a wheeze. Certainly looks manic in Bangkok, but I love the way you guys manage to see everything of interest. Very funny blog as usual.It will be great to see you guys even though its earlier than you thought. Lots and lots of love mum x x x x
From Blog: Bangkok
4th November 2010

Homeward bound
Safe journey home you two. Shall miss the bloggs.Thanks for keeping intouch.Love Jeanne and Dad
From Blog: Bangkok
4th November 2010

home
Sorry you have to come home but what a fantastic trip, we have enjoyed every minute of reading all about it. Safe journey home.
From Blog: Bangkok
4th November 2010

awwww
will miss your witty blogs my darlings, so glad you had such great time xxx cannot wait to see you at xmas
From Blog: Bangkok
29th October 2010

Mythical creatures and hats
Relooking at your photos of walking on Fox Glacier, I was taken aback by the photo of the Water Moulin. Have another look yourself because either it is a strange rock formation at the end of the tunnel or you have managed to capture a picture of the legendary New Zealand Ice Yeti. Well done you if it is the latter or Specsavers for me if the former. Like the yellow hat Dave. What do the initials AGW stand for? Action Gungho Watson perhaps!
28th October 2010

Dolphin video
Absolutely amazing. Very unusual to see such a sight. Well done guys. Obviously in the right place at the right time. x x x
From Blog: Kaikoura
28th October 2010

AMAZING photos. We didn't get to see The Sound weather too bad, though we did see the lupins. Keep trekking you two mad, brave adventurers. x x x
28th October 2010

Fox Glacier
You did the 8 hour trek? Gosh that 's so impressive. Talk about stamina, that's all I could do is talk about it. Views look absolutely amazing. x x x
From Blog: Fox Glacier
28th October 2010

Glaciers and Dolphins.
I'm with Dario on Glacier climbing. Fantasic, although we did it the senior way. Helicopter onto Franz Joseph glacier and straight into it. The hugh walk you undertook to get to the smaller Fox glacier designed for the younger explorer, would have killed me.Dolphin video was brilliant. Typical isn't it Han-you wait ages to see a dolphin then 100 come along all at once. Bit worried about comment that you have lost four stone. With 6weeks to go you will become the invisible woman unless this trend is reversed. Maybe this has already occurred following your transmutation into Darryl. Dario and Darryl has a certain ring to it.
From Blog: Kaikoura
28th October 2010

Dolphins
Hey Guys..... just a little note to say how I've enjoyed following you on your travels and hearing about your adventures. A truly amazing trip. I have to say though this video clip and your blog about the dolpins has got to be my favourite! It's amazing to watch - I can only imagine how brilliant it would have been in person. Take care, stay safe, enjoy, and Hannah I look forward to meeting you one day! Sue
From Blog: Kaikoura
28th October 2010

W o W!!
Woweee!! You guys are so lucky and are having the trip quite literally of a lifetime! Of two lifetimes in fact! What also amazes me is that I'm reading this at midday on Thursday 28 October and that is when you were actually doing this. Aren't time zones just incredible eh :) xxx
From Blog: Kaikoura
28th October 2010

Bloody brilliant!
28th October 2010

8 Hours!
Oh Han, I feel for you me dear. I think I'd be the same after a couple of hours hopping around a glacier. Fascinating tho they are. I must apologise, I can't stop commenting. I feel like I'm on your trip with you, albeit in a dressing gown and all in the course of one morning. Just got another cuppa to see me through Wanaka (Ade and my very favouritist bit - I thought of loads of tips for you but I know you've been and gone and done it and moved on already so I'll shut up:) Read on McDuff xxxx
From Blog: Fox Glacier
28th October 2010

Lingo
You've git the lingo will and trily seywn ap. Gid for yew. I'm embarrassed to admit that when we did rafting it was probly on a much less exciting course and they'd just given us the talk about what to do if you fell out, we went over the tiniest of drops and pop, out I went. I assumed the position like a pro - on my back, feet up, hands across chest, a bit like a wetsuited saint resting atop her tomb, and floated down the river waiting to be rescued. Kept hold of my paddle tho so I'm not a total plonker - honest...
From Blog: Turangi
28th October 2010

Hahaa
This is brilliant :) I think Waitomo Caves was were Ade and I did black water rafting. Essentially pot holing into the cave in a wetsuit and jumping backwards off rocks into underground rivers in a big inner tube. It scared the life out of me cos you couldn't see anything and the river was quite fast in places. Would've been even more scary if I'd known about those dang eels and bloomin sabre tooth rats!! Cripes. If you are going back for t'rugby Dave you may have to take a certain Pop Quer de la Poopsley with you....
28th October 2010

Aha!!
You did it!! Summat Ade didn't. Actually we didn't visit gannets and smell their poo either but what I mean is the Tower. No way scaredy Ade was going up there, and to be truthful, I think some of his fear has rubbed off on me cos I didn't dare either - what a pair of wusses eh? I love New Zealand and I'm glad you seem to be too. This couch surfing thingy is a fab idea.
28th October 2010

Who's got a lovely
tan, Han. Very bronzed and gorgeous ;) I think it's a good job you didn't dance Dave, I'm sure they'd have been all over you like an Aussie rash...
From Blog: Cairns
28th October 2010

Amazing!
These photos are truly stunning! I'm guessing some are from the diving company? Either that or you have the most amazing underwater camera and I want one! Please :) Out of this world. Ade keeps saying - "I've done that". I haven't and now it's well and truly on my bucket list...
27th October 2010

Greeeen
with envy I am. I'm impressed. Impressed that you did dive in a storm and you didn't vomit. I'm soooo jealous cos I've always wanted to see a flowery cod (did he just have a fancy neckerchief on??) xxxx
From Blog: Port Douglas
27th October 2010

Kaka - the clue's in the name surely??
I like the sound of a deck chair, open air cinema :) Might try setting one up in Kiddy. That does sound a little more like my kind of camping. And Han - you must be flatter than Stanley after losing 4 stone. And Dave - I'm not saying nowt! xxxx
27th October 2010

Wowser!
You guys have been getting about! I've been a bit croc (see whaddi did there;) for the last couple of weeks and you've been buzzing all over the place on a waterfall fiesta. Sounds blooming lovely. Apart from the camping bit, which just ain't me, what with them insects and 40% diet unaccounted for crocs, and baby wallabies sticking their furry noses in the tent in the middle of the night. Well, I spose a furry nose'd be ok. Bit like having Ade around really. I digress. What I'm trying to say is well done the pair of you for blogging so frequently. I look forward to working my way through them and virtually whizzing my way around Aus and NZ...
27th October 2010
Buley rockhole

Parrrrp
Can't believe Dave let rip in a public place - most unexpected, yet somewhat impressive!
26th October 2010
Coolest Ashtray in the World

piccies
can't believe the scenery that you are looking at. absolutely beautiful. keep 'em coming. you both look very good. not much back packing done yet though. good on yer mate!

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