4 Weeks and counting!!

Trip Start Jul 27, 2003
Trip End Jul 26, 2004

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Sunday, June 29, 2003

Well, if you have got to this page you must be one of the lucky few on our distribution list. (the unsubscribe button is at the bottom of the page!!)

4 weeks today we are leaving to do "the travelling thing" and this will be our main form of communication. No landline, no mobile, no fixed address - just email (bliss!). This is our travelogue and will be a true and accurate account of what we get up to - so is not recommended for the faint hearted.

Its quite a weird feeling actually, we have got our tickets, rucksacks, daysacks, first aid kit, fancy water bottles, Minidisc players, 8 hour cream - you know all the essentials - and now there is nothing to do but wait. For six years we have talked about whether we would ever get round to doing it and now we are, its like - eeek!

The rough plan (which is subject to change, terms and conditions and weather) is to fly to Boston, travel across America to LA (taking in various sights along the way), then to The Cook Islands for a bit of chilling time, then we leave for Fiji to do a bit of diving and a bit more sun and sand. From Fiji we take in 6 weeks in New Zealand (in a campervan) then to Oz where we will settle for a few months and do some of that work thing, which by then will be a distant memory, to save some cash for the leg back through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore & India.

Looking forward to seeing some of you on our travels and we will miss those we don't. We are already talking about what we will miss but a journey on a train or a trip out to queue on the M1 soon gets us back on track. However we will miss:

Simon's Miss List
Autocar (every Tuesday)
Liz's hair (she had it chopped)
Rolo Yoghurt
Starbucks Latte
The Property Guide
Saturdays Telegraph (Motor Pages)

Liz's Miss List
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream
Cucumber Face Wipes
Raspberry Yop Drinks
Starbucks Mocha
Rainbow Slipper Socks

That list obviously excludes you guys who we will miss most of all. I have heard that when you go away, the first few months you get loads of emails and then after that you get the odd one. Please please keep in touch as we need to hear from you all lots. Let us know what is happening in old Blighty, the gossip, the news, photos everything.

simonandliz@orange.net is our email address and www.travelpod.com is where you can go to read our stories, our member name is lizandsimon but you will get an email when we update it anyway. We will try and update this whenever we reach an internet café and have something interesting to say.

Well that is all for now. We will post another update a few days before we go.
See you all soon
Simon & Liz
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