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 Read More
All things related to preparation for the trip. Passports, Visas, luggage, vaccinations, travel insurance, etc.
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
TEFL – Not proving a walk in the park
If you’ve been reading through blog you’ll have notice that we were considering doing a TEFL course and teaching English in South-East Asia to bring in some extra cash during the RTW. After some intense debate in Starbucks we have decided to plow on with this idea and, as a result, we have now embarked Read More
I tefl-ly need to blog more
My absence from the blogging world has been way too long. Lots of updates since I last graced the site with my words of wisdom. Just a little update in terms of timescale to highlight how long since I blogged… The X Factor has actually surpassed the auditions, boot camp and first live final 12 show, Read More
Working during the trip
During out initial planning stages for the trip we always had in mind that we would either work in Australia or New Zealand, with New Zealand being first preference for both Donna and myself. As you are probably all probably more than aware of, the global economy is in a bit of a poor state. Read More
Sitting in. No fun.
Its been a tough month since Donna and I are taking part in the so-called “Shoestring September” we are only allowed to get by on £10 per week (excluding Diesel money) . Getting by on a budget like this during the week is fine but when it comes to the weekend, its no fun at Read More
4 months and counting.
Today is the 16th September which means its 4 months until we depart (16th January 2010). Time is going by quickly but 4 months seems like an age away. We’re back into conference season in work and the days are flying by because we are so busy between preparing for the conferences, working on the Read More
Shoestring September – Day 13
Temptation has struck. In an extremely odd sunny day (for Belfast) I took to the seaside with Lisa and Caoimhe. Bending budget was at the back of my mind but I started as I meant to go on. I stole 3 magnums outta the freezer for us. Note to anyone reading this- magnums make ya thirsty Read More