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In the Summer of 2008 the story of Tim & Charlotte began. Their eyes met across the photocopier on the then bustling Funds floor at Standard Bank Jersey, a date to see Indiana Jones and Crystal Skull sealed the deal and the romance began. Sharing a love of travel they jetted off on holiday after holiday and in heat of the moment in a haze of Thai whiskey Tim proposed, Charlotte said yes and on the 27 February 2010 they married. The love of travel became too much and Tim & Charlotte decided that a working life in Jersey was not for them, and the plan was hatched to travel the world. With flats sold and jobs redundant what better time to make a break for it. Tim & Charlotte have their whole lives in their backpacks and pockets full of dreams. The plan - Travel overland from Jersey to Japan. Trains, ferries, jeeps and buses to travel 6062.07miles (and that is if you are a crow!). Along the way the journey will involve 24 hours on a ferry from Finland to St Petersburg, five days solid on the Transiberian express from Moscow to Siberia, nine days travelling around Mongolia in a Russian jeep whilst staying with local yak hearders, sleeper trains around china, 48 hours on a ferry from Shanghai to Osaka and at least one night sleeping in a pod hotel (giant oven) in Japan. Then onwards to Thailand for some R&R, to soak up some sun and to plan the rest of the trip... Cambodia, Loas, Vietnam, Burma, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands then up through South America, perhaps a few detours along the way and hopefully a the end of it all a business opportunity will have arisen. Join us on the biggest adventure which will inevitably leave us looking like a pair of idiots abroad with our matching Mr & Mrs Backpacks!

*So 4 years on and we are still on the road, we did one full loop of the globe and with full passports returned to the UK from Colombia then after a short break in the UK returned to Asia to cover off some places we missed. We might be mixing up travel with a few months of work at home here and there but this journey is far from over and we just keep adding to the travel wish list. Canada by camper van, Africa by Overland tour, Galapagos cruise and if we win the lottery any time soon the one and only Antarctica!

  • Once upon a time....
  • Jun 25, 2016
Trip Start Jul 16, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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