Day's 2/3 in Gondor

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I have traveled to 42 countries, posted 9,759 pictures and written 304 entries in 16 travel blogs
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Member Since
Apr 14, 2011

About Derrick241

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
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
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


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


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
middle aged,
old people,
funny people,
quiet people,
miserable people,
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

  • Day's 2/3 in Gondor - Oct 5, 2015

    Day 2 in Gondor First day here we never really did much, a walk around, arrange trips or tours, I only had one aim in mind, go to see the gelada baboons, at first I just wanted to go on a one da...

  • Lalibela to Gondor - Oct 3, 2015

    Lalibela to Gondor Up early, but not as early as some days, breakfast by the gruesome trio, so nothing good expected, not even prepared on time We have to back track to Bahir Dar then head of...

  • Lalibela day 2 - Oct 1, 2015

    Lalibela day 2 They all went off to see these churches this morning, I had more pressing things to do, a shave, a shower, prepare a decent meal All pretence at making a named dinner has gone ...

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