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Tagged With: Middle aged backpackers

The essential backpacking guide!!

When we, 2 people aged 44, decided to set of backpacking around the world we basically had no idea really what to take, how to plan and what we would need. Loads of mates who had been travelling, mainly when they were younger gave us advice, and fabulous it was, but sadly much of it … Continue reading »

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Say hello, wave goodbye. Return home to England and the global adventure continues

For at least half of our 10 month backpacking trip around the world I couldn’t even hear the phrase “when we get back home”. Indeed, when we left I was convinced we would only return to the UK to sort things out for a new life, preferably one where we live partly in the UK, … Continue reading »

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The last gasp – our USA East Coast holiday

I’ve always held this belief that if I ever went to New York I’d never want to come home, so you can imagine how disappointment at our Global Adventure coming to an end was also tinged with huge excitement as we started what we called our 2 week city break holiday in Vancouver and the … Continue reading »

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Wild Wild West … Welcome to Vancouver Island

When we first worked out our round the world trip itinerary, the original plan was that we would ‘do Canada’, starting on the West Coast in Vancouver Island and working our way east, including the train ride through the Rockies and staying with relatives as we went. You see, not only do I have loads … Continue reading »

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Hard day’s night…..

Even when this year long ‘mid-life crisis’ backpacking trip around the world has been hard, at no point had I ever wondered whether we were doing the right thing. Indeed, even during our second very tough stay in Thailand, or the first month in Turkey which we both struggled with, we never questioned the rightness … Continue reading »

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T’other side of the world

Often on this trip we have pondered the question of what makes us English and what does being English mean. As we travelled through Asia we certainly started to feel more and more English the longer we were away. And nowhere more so than Australia, where being British seems to mean you have loads of … Continue reading »

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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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Vietnam Photo Blog

For our Vietnam stories blog, click here. Click on any of the photos to enlarge.

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