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Peg and Pat spent a year backpacking the globe on a mid life crisis trip. This blog is the story of their trip. Peg is the TV and Radio Presenter, Peg Alexander. www.pegalexander.com

Time to go, a’baht’ time to go…..

And so we come to the (sort of) halfway point in our year long global adventure – our midlife crisis trip – as we prepare to head back into the western world. Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, USA and Canada await. And we are dead ready for them. But first, we must say a fitting goodbye … Continue reading »

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They sell Sanctuary

So here we are, two weeks into our 2nd spell in fabulous Thailand. We’re staying in the nicest place we’ve had so far – some lovely bungalows in the gorgeous town of Lamai Beach on Koh Samui Island which are also the cheapest place we’ve found in the resort. Pat and me are getting on really … Continue reading »

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Vietnam – strange energy….

After a fabulous month in Thailand we have to leave for visa purposes and fly back in to get another 30 days so we decide to go to Vietnam, probably apart from New Zealand, the place most people have liked best on their travels. So we have a certain level of expectation, even if we … Continue reading »

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Fabulous Thailand – land of smiles, characters & sex 

As the new year starts, we left India for Thailand. After 5 days in Mumbai (which to be honest were far better than we feared they would be due to the fab people we met) we were so so ready to leave. The train we took daily into south Mumbai had lost its charm, we … Continue reading »

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Living the dream but backpacking can be hard

I (Peg) realise that many people will think us ungrateful in the extreme, miserable and never satisfied when I say that sometimes (quite often actually), four months in, backpacking can be hard. Afterall, we have, and will, visit some amazing and really beautiful places. We have eaten brilliant food. We don’t have to go to … Continue reading »

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Goodbye India. It’s been …..?

By Peg – I blame Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Or I could even blame the Beatles. But basically, I’ve always been sold that a trip to India would be a spiritual experience that would change my way of looking at life, and then in turn change my life. … Continue reading »

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A baby begs

Today I finally cracked and gave in. Throughout our nearly 7 weeks in India we haven’t given to beggars. It’s been hard as we have wanted to give to people but everyone said not to and to be honest it’s hard when there are so many – adults, adults with disabilities and children – asking … Continue reading »

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A day in the life of Goa.

Goa, a region on the west coast of India, 500 miles south of Mumbai, is the original hippy hangout. A party destination which is known for its music (Goan Trance), it is to Russia and Israel as Spain is to Britain. It’s laid back beyond belief. As our good friend Lesley said, after a week … Continue reading »

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A different view of medical care – by Peg

It’s an oft said cliche that us Brits don’t appreciate the NHS till you don’t have it to fall back on. Being ill in India has certainly given us a glimpse into a different way of doing health care. Some of it laughable, some of it really pretty good and dare I say it, better … Continue reading »

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Our photos now online for you to see!

Hi all, Just to say we have now put our photos into some photo galleries. So if you are interested here are the links: India so far – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pegalexander/collections/72157632169052314/ Turkey – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pegalexander/collections/72157632185935256/ Tallinn – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pegalexander/sets/72157632181614263/   Afraid on the iPad we can’t put in the links so please copy and paste the web addresses. Or … Continue reading »

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