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  The Chatter Box : Welcome and Introductions
Greetings from East Yorkshire by YorkshirePudding on 27 March 2011 8:09pm
Hi all!

I'm "new" to the site, although I was pretty sure I'd registered and introduced myself years ago when I first found my way here, but my email addresses arent ringing any bells with the logins HQ, and my memory is terrible at best.

I must have done a good amount of lurking 5 or 6 years ago, as I loved reading about everyones travel experiences whilst I was planning an around-the-world trip, which sadly reduced itself to just 3 months on the road in N. America. I managed to spend more time in the USA over the following 2 years, but have done very little international travel since 2007.

The travel bug has now hit me harder than ever, and so once again I plan/hope to do some major travelling this year. I've been reacquainting myself with Michael's travel series' to keep me in the mood and provide ideas, which in turn reminded me of this site.

Hope everyones doing well, and hope to share some travel chat sometime soon.

All the best!

Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire by suzulu on 28 March 2011 12:29pm
Welcome, Neil! Hope you do your travelling this year. Where are you thinking of going?

Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire by bIG bLOGGER on 28 March 2011 4:46pm
Welcome Back; or Welcome Home! (Peters and Lee)
I'd be interested to heard some details about your road trip in the USA.
Michael Palin is a Yorkshireman,too, but of course you knew that. True grit, and all that.
I'm also a fan of Freddie Trueman, the world's greatest-ever fast bowler.
Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire by Sonny Syde on 28 March 2011 11:47pm
Hi Neil. I joined this site at Christmas. There isn't a lot of talk about Mr. Palin but it seems friendly. I think that Ken Dunn is the guy who runs the site, as he was the one who informed me how things work here.
Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire by YorkshirePudding on 29 March 2011 11:45pm
Urgh....typed a long response, that somehow hasn't worked. That'll teach me for continuing my discusion in the "welcomes" section
Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire by YorkshirePudding on 30 March 2011 12:03am
bIG, I'm afraid I've been reduced to a rather sparse account of my USA roadtrip (just basic route/detinations now I'm afraid) as it is getting late.

NYC, Boston, White Mountains, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Buffalo, Washington, Philly

Orlando, Miami, Key West

LA, Vegas, Grand Canyon, Phoenix, San Diego, Hwy 1 to San Francisco, Reno, Yosemite, LA

Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, Mobile, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Houston

The following year I stayed with friends in Vancouver, then travelled south via Seattle, Boise, Salt Lake City, Vegas, Death Valley, LA, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle (again).
Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire by YorkshirePudding on 30 March 2011 12:10am
Thanks for the welcome Sue.

My original aim was Estonia to Moscow, then trans-siberian railway across to Vladivostok. From there to Japan, S. Korea, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia and finally Thailand.

I've had to rethink my plans this week, after the terrible crisis in Japan. I'm also considering Mongolia too, as travel out of Vladivostok may be a little too limited.

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