Friends, Frolics & Farewells

Trip Start Aug 09, 2010
Trip End Feb 01, 2012

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hello all!

Well this is it, the final countdown. We have just under 2 days to go before we leave this green and pleasant land. 

Everything is sorted (well almost!), we have booked the trains up to Siberia and saved loads of moolah by booking direct on the Russian train website. We had a funny experience trying to book the train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod as the translate tool was calling Gorky (the train station in Nizhny) the painful one! Obviously the Russian train website did not recognize the train station called "the painful one!" Oh well, the more i don't understand the better but i am strange like that! 

My Parents have booked their flights to Thailand to meet us for Christmas, New Year and my birthday, so we are well excited about that

We have had a few leaving parties over the last few days and will miss you all! Hopefully some of you can fly out and meet us somewhere. We have one more leaving party tonight in Birmingham which will inevitably be messy! ha ha. 

Before i forget we have just brought a worldwide sim card so you can text us and call us. It is not the cheapest way of staying in touch and we will be using this blog, skype and facebook more but if we have no internet connection you can reach us on it. The number is: 00 44 7700 037 449.

It's strange, it does not feel like we are going at the moment. I suppose because the length of the trip is so long all that i am doing is thinking of the next step and not things we will be doing in 6 months time. 

Well i have rambled on enough and my lunch is almost cooked. Ah, My Mom's cooking, i will miss that!!! 

I have added photos of my walk through Hyde Park last week as a mini tribute to London, our home for the last decade.  We will miss the place as we truly think it's the greatest city on the planet. 

Our love always,

Paul & Karen xxx

p.s Hopefully our next blog update will be from Paris! :)   

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John & Naomi Sherry on

We wish you a great experience and the very best of luck. W will be looking foreward to your stories. Enjoy you lovely people.


Cant wait to follow the progress of your trip.... enjoy every single minutes of this exciting experience.... xxx

Leo on

Have a fantastic time and see you in Bali!!

Rachel on

What fun!!!!! Enjoy enjoy and enjoy this unique journey xxxxxxxx

Kylee on

i cant believe you guys are actually gone! Im so excited for you both! cant wait to visit you in some exotic place!!!!

Patricia on


mom and dad on

missing you both already love you loads xx

Natasha on

Have a fantastic time!!!! keep it up with the blog so we know what you're up to :)

Dean on

Hi ya both, we are sooooooooooooooo sorry we missed your leaving party in Brum but as you know we were away on holiday. Please take care, love eachother and most of all enjoy every experience keep in touch all our love Dean Emma Holly Jack Chjarlie & Tom
PS Paul I will be sending your godson out for a couple of months if that's ok, just arraning tickets nw ! x x x x x x

Val on

Well, by now you are in Paris..... your last night at home (alone) must have been pretty weird!...have a great trip and keep the up-dates flowing!

Karen - don;t forget the up-date for me to transfer xx

Tukkie and Chris on

Oh what a wonderful, exciting adventure!!! Enjoy yourselves to the max, be careful and take lots of pics :o) Lots and lots of love from South Africa XXX

jaymz & Tiz on

Hey ming and Kaz, have a blast stay safe and enjoy this wonderful planet.
and we want updates ok :)))

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