We are leaving Dakar

Derrick241's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 32 countries, posted 7,679 pictures and written 249 entries in 14 travel blogs
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Derrick241
Hometown
West London, ,
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Member Since
Apr 14, 2011
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About Derrick241

Profession
none, retired now, but I used to be an AMAZING plumber, I still am
Favourite music
Whatever is on my ipod, but then I have 3, audio books, old 60's- 70's music, whatever is on there at the time, I guess
Birthplace
Perivale, the hospital has now gone
Favourite movie
Action films,Sci Fi Films, Jason Stratchan, Stallone, Arnie, Bruce Willis, Sigorny Weaver, Alien, Predator, Close Encounters of the third kind
Languages
English, rubbish, gibberish is good
Favourite quote
I have 2, lead, follow, or get out of the dam way, and Death is natures way of telling you that you failed
Interests and hobbies
travelling, reading, walking, the gym, reading, listening to books, I dont like people who just read my blog, but never leave a comment or a reply
One thing I want to do before I die
Everything, so I have to live forever, so far, so good
Favourite book
Starship troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, but there are lots of books I have read several times
My friends describe me as
I dont have many friends, my circle of friends changes with every trip I do
The most amazing moment in my life so far
Meeting the wife,having my 2 kids, having 3 incredible grand children,(which unfortunately I never see now) Everest, Machu Picchu Passing selection
I guess you have an imagination, so make up a good story for me (just make sure its really interesting and exciting)

Been asked to update this,
Not really sure what is wanted, my life story ?


When I was working, I visited lots of places, but just for the usual 2-3 weeks

NOW

I can stay as long as I like or want
Now I  like long trips
Travelling is great, but it does bugger you up when its time to stop
I dont know if anyone reads this profile
I send out updates on my blog

My next trip starts in November 2014

Africa


When I started my journeys and travelling I was told I would see many things and have life changing experiences,
I would meet many people and make lots of new friends
I have met lots of people, I have made friends, but they are only on or during the trip
I have tried hard to keep in touch with everyone, but when they never reply, what can you do ?

I havent had any life changing expeiriences though
I havent seen anything/anyone I would term 'Amazing'
I have seen some incredible sights though

I don't regret any of my trips or places I have seen or done
I don't regret meeting all the people I have  travelled with
They were good friends on the trip

I have met
young,
middle aged,
old people,
funny people,
quiet people,
miserable people,
moaners
They have all been good to met
Some have been good to leave
Some I would really like to keep in touch with
I have met some I woul prefer never to meet again
I will carry on travelling, in search of what I dont know

Recent Entries by Derrick241

  • We are leaving Dakar - Dec 10, 2014

    10 December Leaving Dakar I was on cook group this morning, at least it's not the fire group, so maybe I won’t smell like a bonfire today There was a heavy dew on my tent, guess that wh...

  • 4 December St Louis Senegal We were up early for our run to the border, everything packed away and we were on the road for 6 am As you can imagine everyone promptly went to sleep, we couldn't...

  • Dakar - Dec 8, 2014

    8 December Dakar Here we are now in Dakar and another campsite, it really is a bit too up market for us bunch really, they have chalets, cabins, 2 swimming pools, we got a scrap of ground set as...

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