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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Gloucestershire » Dursley August 13th 2012

So I write this on a cloudy drizzling English summers afternoon, wearing jeans for the first time in at least 6 months. Good to be back! It was amazing to see the family again, and also some friends. Now I have a little time to reflect on my year before I jump headlong into the world of work! I left you last time on the overnight express up to Chiang Mai in North Thailand. Chiang Mai is a beautifully laid back city, with what would have been wonderful temples had I not been templed out (after you have seen one, you've seen them all). I stayed in a hostel with a delightful man/lady boy, not really sure which one but I think he cross-dresses just on weekends so that's ok right? I explored a waterfall up ... read more
Millenium Hilton Bangkok
Ayuthaya
Chiang Mai to Pai

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Gloucestershire » Dursley July 13th 2011

Geo: 51.688, -2.36041While we were out walking on Tuesday, we kept track of exactly when my feet started to bother me. At 12 miles, the pain would just start....bearable but uncomfortable. Unfortunatley by 15.5 miles, the pain was enough to bring tears to my eyes AND make me a miserable walking partner. I had just managed to hobble into Painswick the night before after 17 miles and we were due to walk 20 miles to Dursley. Now the one thing I have really enjoyed about this country is its public transportation. There are buses that run up and down through all th villages.....so we decided to take the day off walking and see the countryside by bus.The first bus took us into a the town of Stroud. We asked for directions to the Tourist Information Center ... read more
Sheep are king
Stroud
Stubber plate to put out your cigs




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