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by: [13 Feb 2010 | No Comments]
Bangkok Baby

Bangkok – Best Experienced at night
I could finish the blog there and let you decide why for yourselves but I’ll fill you in on our experiences in the city so far.
Well it’s one of those places that you keep coming back to. Not necessarily because you love it but it’s actually one of the hubs of transportation in Thailand which guarantees your return when you want to move on.  The Stereophonics album ‘You gotta go there to come back’ kinda sums up Bangkok.
As I said earlier, it is best experienced at night-time.  During …

Random musings, South-East Asia »

by: [12 Feb 2010 | No Comments]
Random Observations Post 1

A list of things I’ve noticed one month into the trip that are a little different to home:

Men carry their girlfriend’s handbag. They don’t just hold it by their side but actually put it over their arm and walk down the street masculine as ever.
All soft drinks from the street stalls come in old school glass bottles. So many people can be seen walking around with a sprite in a plastic sandwich bag filled with ice.
The majority of pavements are not used for actual walking. Most thai people travel by moped …

Hong Kong »

by: [11 Feb 2010 | No Comments]
Hong Kong – Part 2

2nd Full Day in Hong Kong
After going a little too hard on the drink we woke up at around midday feeling slightly hazy on it and tried to figure out from the last pictures on the camera what time we got home.  We still aren’t entirely sure but today was a new day in Hong Kong (even though we’d slept to through most of it).  We decided to take a break from the Skyscrapers and fast pace of the city, Repulse Bay was just the ticket.  We caught the bus …

Hong Kong »

by: [31 Jan 2010 | 4 Comments]
Hong Kong – Part 1

Round the World – Official Start
After a 12 hour flight and some slightly cramped British airways plane seats we arrived in Hong Kong feeling less that fresh but ready to jump into the Hong Kong life.  This was the official start to our round the world adventure.  To ease ourselves in to the trip we opted for some hotel accommodation on Kowloon Island.  The only problem was that we had to find it.  We knew the address was  Nathan Road and accessed the tourist information desk how to get there.  …

Preparation »

by: [24 Jan 2010 | 2 Comments]
Packing fun

Here I am sitting in Suk 11 Hostel in the middle of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit disctrict.  I have plenty of stories to tell and I’m only a week into the adventure but I thought I would bring the blog up to date first.
The weeks and days flew by in the run up to the start of the trip and there was one thing that I was not looking forward to at all.  That was the packing.  How do you pack for a round the world trip?  Well…it wasnt easy.
To begin with …

Preparation »

by: [19 Dec 2009 | One Comment]
Nerves, nerves, nerves

4 weeks today and we’ll be setting off on our trip.  The last time I posted here it was 11 weeks to go.  I’m at a loss to know what the hell I’ve been doing over the past 7 weeks.  Time has seriously flown in.
The excitement about the trip has now turned into nerves (hopefully short-lived).  Its really started to hit home now that I in a few weeks time I’ll be leaving my job and jetting off around the world.  They really started to kick in when my job …

Preparation »

by: [1 Dec 2009 | No Comments]
borebags blog – Officially launched!

For anyone visiting the blog for the first time you may be wondering what it is about.  Well…in short, we will be embarking on an around the world adventure on the 16th January 2010 (just under 7 weeks away!).  We have been blogging about our preparations and other random musings on the run up to the departure and will continue to blog here throughout the trip.
From here, our friends, family and anyone else who’s interested will be able to keep up to date on what we’ll be getting up to …

Preparation, Random musings »

by: [30 Oct 2009 | No Comments]
Time’s flying.  11 weeks tomorrow.

Time is flying by at the minute.  I think it must be down to being so busy in work with conferences (8 in 8 weeks and counting), countless brochures, Northern Ireland Yearbook, re-branding, white van man and general technical ‘go to’ guy.  Never a dull moment.  I don’t mind so much because I know that come the 16th January I will be starting the RTW adventure.
The planning and preparation has taken a bit of a lull lately as I’ve been struggling on with the TEFL course.  I’ve finally got  through …