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It has been several years since I put these pages together. At the time I had decided to give up my UK existence and get my life back on track.

I put these pages together in the Summer and Autumn months before I was to due to leave on a 6 month trip to New Zealand.

As the Summer turned into Autumn I was getting more than a little anxious as to whether I was doing the right thing.
I had never before travelled alone with no idea of what I was going to do when I got there.

During my seismic exploration years I travelled to many foreign lands, but my trips were always well planned with people meeting me when I got where I was going.

During my UK years I also travelled to many foreign lands; but with a soul mate - Kaz. She is the kind of woman that can turn a tent into a home and a pound into a tenner. After 17 years Karen and I parted company, but she will always be a soul mate.

So stepping out on my own was not easy. As my departure date approached there were times when I felt like canceling my ticket and going back to the safety of a 9 to 5. But it was partly this "Life revolves round work" ethic of Western cultures that spurred me on in the first place.

So when the time came, I left. And as I have always said, your fear of the unknown disappears as soon as the wheels leave the ground.

My <Rod> page sums up how I was feeling.



In this site you will find stories and pictures related to the places that I have been to and places that I will be going to.



and    : More pics / stories added Jan 2007

Check out the Thailand section

... or go straight to the most recent page HERE



Click on a place to see...    





  Hong Kong 

New Zealand






DIY Sudoku

Party Time at the Bells



...more (later)

Come back at a later time as I will be adding new stuff whenever I can get access to the internet.



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