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Wheelrim is Taking Off! by Wheelrim on 29 January 2013 8:08pm
A couple of weeks ago I put a Thread on `Wheelrim has itchy feet`. Well, yesterday I booked that ticket, (actuallly I had to book two, I have a heavy bag so `er indoors is tagging along to carry it) We have decided to go for the longer trip and this will be our schedule.. Leaving Spain we go to UK, 18th June we fly UK-Mumbai, then Overland (30 hour train, can`t wait!) to Nepal and stay for a couple of weeks before flying out of Kathmandu for Ho-Chi-Min in Vietnam then travelling overland through Cambodia (we have a friend who runs a Charity School for kids there), Thailand, Malaysia (3 months) and flying out of Singapore for Bali (Indonesia)) for a couple of weeks. From Bali we fly to Melbourne and staying on our friends farm 300miles north to help out with their annual Sheep-Shearing. Really looking forwards to two months of being in the middle of nowhere. From Melbourne we fly to Auckland in NZ for a month or so begore flying to the Cook Islands for 2 weeks. From there we fly to LA where we will travel overland to NY, Then Home. We will probably be in the States for 3 months. So, Planes Trains and Automobiles...Rickshaws, Elephants? who knows! Really looking forward to the experiences ahead and if anyone has any tips or `Must-See` places of interest I would love to read them.
Re: Wheelrim is Taking Off! by Lounge Trekker on 30 January 2013 6:10am
Go Wheels, go! And Mrs Wheels, too. The world won't be the same after you two Wheels have rolled around it.
Re: Wheelrim is Taking Off! by tucsonmike on 30 January 2013 11:44am
Way cool. Vroom
Re: Wheelrim is Taking Off! by Wheelrim on 19 February 2013 8:25pm
OK, Paid the full amount so there is no turning back... next step is to write to all and sundry, whoever I see fit and to try and meet up with them as we travel.... anyone got George Cloony`s address? Shirl likes him....
Re: Wheelrim is Taking Off! by Ken Dunn on 19 February 2013 8:45pm
That sounds like something to really look forward to Wheelrim. Will you be anywhere in Scotland when you are in the UK? I'm sort of famous but only from a palinites point of view! I'm sorry but I don't have any tips for places of interest but if it was me I'd send myself, to my home address, at least one postcard from each country or place visited with some brief notes on the experiences there. When you get home, depending on how many postcards you've sent, you have a potted history of your travels.
Re: Wheelrim is Taking Off! by Wheelrim on 19 February 2013 9:59pm
Alas Ken as far as I know us Wintons are still banned from entering Scotland, we apparantly got booted out in the 1700`s for Horse-rustling, my cousin did our family history back to 1100`s since I last checked, we have a lot of French in our past too. Weird really, I have travelled the world quite extensivly but have only been to Scotland once. It really is a shameful admission I think as we tend not to look inside our own doorstep, some of us have very itchy feet and seem to think that Britain will always be there and `I`ll do it someday soon`. It will probably never happen. That said, `er indoors reckons we may go for a narrow-boat in a few years time... That will be after we buy a bacpackers on the beach in Thailand no doubt......
Re: Wheelrim is Taking Off! by Ken Dunn on 20 February 2013 3:40am
OK W, thanks for your reply.
Re: Wheelrim is Taking Off! by Wheelrim on 21 February 2013 7:50pm
Bleeding Heck! My planning and Execution of my Overland Drive from UK to Australia seems a doddle compared to the planning of this one..... I`m Scared!
Re: Wheelrim is Taking Off! by Loretto on 21 February 2013 8:10pm
You can do it! Shure, you'll be grand!! Have a great time!!!!! Travel safe. L
Re: Wheelrim is Taking Off! by Wheelrim on 9 May 2013 7:52pm
Well, over 3 months since I posted the first bit and I now feel confident in going ahead, its 12 countries in 10 months and I cannot wait now to get away from sunny Spain and fly towards the East. There has been a fair bit to do and to plan, and if anyone has any tips on what to see enroute, let me know so I can look it up on the Net.
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