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[31 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 388 views]
Scuba dooby do

As soon as we had booked the trip my thoughts had turned to things we could be doing when we get out to more tropical climates.  Scuba diving was something that I had always wanted to do and was keen to learn more about.
I visited Hawaii in 2007 for a friends wedding and spent most of my time in the water checking out the sea life.  I’ve never been in such a tropical climate before and was amazed by the amount of sea life all around me.  There was multi-coloured …

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[31 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 435 views]
(Not so) hidden expenses

When we were originally planning on the round the world trip we knew it wasn’t going to be the cheapest of adventures but we assumed that the biggest expense would be purchasing the tickets.
We soon realised that there were lots of other expenses that we hadn’t given much thought to.  One of these expenses was travel insurance.  I suspected that travel insurance wasn’t going to be as cheap as the £15 single trip insurance that you got down the Post Office.  Because we are planning on being away for a …

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[23 Aug 2009 | One Comment | 541 views]
Sometimes I wonder…

…what it’ll be like when I read back on this in years to come. You think i’ll look back fondly on the memories and say “Wow I’m so glad I worked so hard and shed blood, sweat and tears to have such a fantastic time!”
Rewinding back to the present, I  haven’t exactly shed blood….or broke out into a sweat from working so hard. But I am gonna start!!
X Factor began tonight – and I’m working tomorrow 10-7. For all you that know me… you know I like my lie-ins. Especially on Sundays …

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[22 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,061 views]
Choosing a camera for the trip.

We will be visiting some of the most stunning places in the world and I want to ensure that I have a camera to capture as much as possible.  Currently I don’t have a camera and have never been particularly snap happy with one.  I need to work on changing that if I’m to capture some of the memories from the trip.  To remedy the lack of a camera I decided to do some research into decent compact cameras.
The original plan was to invest in a Digital SLR camera, separate …

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[22 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 336 views]
Lots of Tall Ships…and one not so Tall Ship

We went up to see the Tall Ships on 14th August to see what all the fuss was about.  Belfast City Council had pulled out all the stops when advertising the event.  It seemed that wherever you went there was a huge poster advertising “Belfasts biggest ever event”.
They had done such a good job that I felt that I would be missing out on something if I didn’t go see the even. So on the Friday evening after work I went up and met Donna and we ventured down to …

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[15 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 465 views]
The countdown is on

I get the feeling that the countdown is really on now and things are coming together nicely.  We booked our hotel for the 1st stop in the trip (Hong Kong) last week.   We will be staying in a fairly standard 3* hotel in central Hong Kong.  Apparently it is fairly close to all the main attractions.
Since Donna will be celebrating her birthday there and its the first leg of our trip we decided to go  for the Hotel option in stead of a Hostel.  After that though it will …

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[15 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 434 views]
Some technical updates

I’ve been working away behind the scenes trying to get the website in good shape for when we hit the road.  Some things have been proving more difficult that others.  I’ve finally managed to get the gallery feature up and running (although it still needs more tweaking to get it looking right).
It proved a bit of a nightmare. Something to do with php memory limit being reached or something was causing all sort of problems with installing it.  All of which was way beyond me.  I finally got it …

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[10 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 337 views]
Top of the list

So I know I should really be starting to think about travel insurance, a sturdy backpack to see me through the twelve months and money in order to make this trip run smoothly.
So the dilemma of whether to bring a straw cowboy hat or buy one out there shouldn’t really be on the top of the list, right?
Or even better, whether it crosses the thin line into milldawg land because it’s of cowboy style!?
Better keep searching insurance quotes methinks!

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[9 Aug 2009 | One Comment | 508 views]
Going round the world – how it started

Around the world…finally.
Anyone that knows me knew that I’ve always talked about/wanted to go travelling.  Not just a holiday but a year long adventure.  In-fact I’d been talking about doing it for so long and never actually done anything about it that people started to believe that I’d never do it.  Any time I told someone that I was going to be booking my round the world trip soon they would just assume that I was talking shite again.
Well, this time, I’ve only gone and done it!  I’m actually going …

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[9 Aug 2009 | One Comment | 486 views]
borebags blog – Launching soon!

Welcome to the borebags blog.  If you’ve stumbled across the page you may have noticed that its all a bit barren at the minute.  There are 2 main reasons for this:

We haven’t written (or made public) any of the content yet.
You will understand the 2nd reason when we launch

In the meantime you can keep checking back, if you want to, for tidbits and random musings from the site. The site will be officially launching sometime in October.  We are currently blogging at the minute but they are set to private …