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Travel Blogs from Buckingham
... C.S. Lewis and seeing places and events that were written into the Narnia books. A supper of wine, cheese and crackers as the sun went down capped off a "brilliant" day. (A very British word). Helpful fact for all you Thames cruisers- you are only allowed to moor at a spot for 24 hrs, who knew! We found a scrap of paper attached to the side window informing us of that fact and warning of a £100 fine for non-compliance. (To be continued ...
(Photos to follow in a couple of days) The week on the river started with all of us not having very good nights sleep. The pallets on the berths had 1/4" foam on top and there was no heat on board. We were all blearily eyed over our morning porridge. Then we pointed Elegance up river for Oxford. Multiple locks encountered led to some interesting experiences, including the boat ...
Today we set off early and drove to Stowe House to meet up with our friends for our annual TWITs trip.
Stowe House Gardens are owned by National Trust and they have just spent £3m ,of our money ;-), renovating New Inn and the cafe/shop/ office areas. It was pouring as we drove down and the paths from the car park were muddy but after a nice lunch in the cafe the rain had eased so we set off to walk around the gardens.
We walked around the Grecian Valley ...
... in Kathmandu with Sian, Daniel, Manxil, Joe, Ricki & ThomasLaos
- 13 people in 1 raft floating down the river in Vang Vieng
- Khuang Si waterfall
- Lao Lao disco with Amit, Jerry, Jeff and Flo
- Fishing in Muang Ngoi
- Luang Prabang bowling
- The food at Luang Prabang night market
- Cooking course in Chiang Mai, the ...
So, I feel it's time to flee the nest at the ripe old age of 27. Yeah, a bit sad sounding but finally realised before it was too late, I can find reprieve in that anyway. I've never travelled outside of Europe really, I want 'unfamiliar', I want 'strange', I want 'scary', all the things that make you feel 'Human' again and not just some run of the mill nobody.
I have many friends who have travelled and am actively ...