128 entries.
leslie dykeman leslie dykeman from albany ny wrote on 2003-12-23 at 6:57 pm
hi ken - clicked on today - while I see snow outside my office window - to catch a glimpse of the summer again. My goodness those beaches are gorgeous. I wish you the merriest of christmases, lots of boxes on the 26th, and a great 2004. So glad you were on my Green Tortoise journey!ps didnt get around to that christmas card by the way
Kev T Kev T from Cymau, Wales wrote on 2003-12-23 at 2:14 pm
Ken,Merry Christmas, mate.Try out the Coopers' beers in Oz. The brewery was set up in by a Yorkshireman who wanted a decent (i.e. non-lager) drink. I've never had them on draft over here but the bottled beers are nice enough. They also make the best beer kits.Kev
Dave O Dave O wrote on 2003-12-21 at 4:45 pm
Me & Julia are still keeping up with the Ken story.Here's to a sunny Christmas. And remember - Australians couldn't give a XXXX what their lager tastes like. (I'm sure you can disprove this by the time you get back!)
Catherine Geh Catherine Geh from UK wrote on 2003-12-18 at 3:59 pm
Happy birthday! Sydney will be a great place to celebrate in. The beach at Manley is really nice as long as the wind doesn't blow all the sand in your face!!Have lots of festive funCatherine
Anne Lundie Anne Lundie from Glasgow, Scotland wrote on 2003-12-17 at 9:52 pm
Hi Kenneth,Happy Birthday. We are enjoying keepingup to date with your travels andexperiences. Hope you find good accommodation for Christmas. Thinking of you. Love, Anne, Alan, Fraser, Gordon and Andrew.
Emma H Emma H from Birmingham, at last wrote on 2003-12-15 at 8:36 pm
How do you manage time to right with all of the travel. I wish I could manage an email within a month of receiving one, but I think you've worked out I'm useles by now but sorry. Thailand was wonderful but that bloody mobile phone worked and so I was taking work calls, sad puppy I admit. The beaches were stunning (not quite as good as the Maldives) and the people very friendly. The elephant treking through the forest was fun, especially when I tried it bare back!!I'm glad you're enjoying yourself and i'll make sure I look in regulalry from now on. x
Anne Anne from Cold, frosty Nottingham! wrote on 2003-12-08 at 12:09 pm
It sounds like you are having an amazing time, glad that you are updating us on where you are on your travels and i keep thinking about you and where you are in the world especially when I look out the window and see the rain, cold etc etc! Very very jealous!! Just also wanted to let you know that we have booked a date! It is a long way in advance so you will be back, that is if you decide to come back and not stay in some sunnier climate!! So keep Saturday April 23rd 2005 free! Take care and continue making us jealous!!
xuejing xuejing wrote on 2003-12-08 at 1:53 am
I'm regret that you can't read CHINESE.As you know,there are so many CHINESE all over the world.Welcome to CHINA!Nice to meet you on the web!
xuejing xuejing from CHINA wrote on 2003-12-01 at 2:57 am
Hi,I'm a CHINESE,here are some travelogue of my friend LIU YILIN.
Admin Reply:
Thanks for posting those up but as I can't read Chinese and neither can most of the people visiting the site I have hidden your other posts. When I get to China I will find someone who can translate them for me. Cheers.
Malene Malene from Paris wrote on 2003-11-27 at 1:51 pm
Hi KenWe continue to read your journal. Thank you for taking the time to do that despite all those wonderful distractions.We are still Sydney-bound, leaving 13th December (I can't wait) Let us know where you are staying New Year if you have a hotel booked.Malene
Stuart Stuart from Newbury wrote on 2003-11-26 at 10:34 pm
Since you don't answer your e-mail, I thought I would post you a message so that you can ignore that too ;-)Journal is coming along well although I am gutted that you did not take up the zorbing challenge - soft lad.Take care and keep sending the photos - I have over 300M stored back here now!
Admin Reply:
I sometimes can't get to the net so sorry if I am slow to respond.Zorbing just wasn't something that appealed that day and the off road driving Paul & I did that day was far more heart in mouth, never mind the white water rafting of the last couple of days. Still, you have to wonder at the business possibilities of bringing giant hamsterballs for people to the UK.....Will send back more photos as soon as I find a suitable Internet cafe. Most have deliberately limited setups and wiring up a camera & FTPing a stack of photos is not their normal trade.
Steve W. Steve W. wrote on 2003-11-19 at 8:43 am
Hi Ken, Sounds like your having fun. Got your rugby world cup final ticket yet ? Would be a shame to miss it as you're 'in the area' !- Steve.
Admin Reply:
Good to hear from you mate. Having a great time. Wasn't in Oz in time for the rugby but got to watch the final in the Holy Grail Sports Bar in Christchurch, the best place yet I've found to watch a match.
Paul M Paul M from Sydney wrote on 2003-11-17 at 1:38 am
Ken - Your samoan write up makes me realise how much I missed by spending most of the day in JT's. Sydney is great, friends live by bondi beach, so have been sunbathing and watching the rugby. Very hung over after watching the game at the Telstra stadium last night! E-mail me when you get into Sydney and if i am back there by early jan we can catch up over a beer and hopefully I can pick your brains on places to to go in the south island!
Admin Reply:
Never mind, I had more time and didn't make it to the Samoan museum and Lake Lanoto'o. Take care on your bike ride from Perth to Sydney (nutter) and I'll do my best to stay in touch.
Dave H Dave H from Cambridge wrote on 2003-11-15 at 7:49 pm
Hey Ken,sounds like you're having a whale of a time. Along with everyone else, Caro and I are jealous as hell! Thanks for all the effort to keep us up with what you're doing. Looks fantastic, and Samoa another world altogether. Mental note to visit soon myself...Hope the rest only gets better! Very best wishes,Dave
Admin Reply:
When you get to Samoa move over to Savai'i island ASAP; almost totally unspoilt and truly wonderful.
Joan O'C Joan O'C from Worcestershire, Uk wrote on 2003-11-13 at 10:45 am
Ken, you're obviously having a fabulous time & the bus trip looked much better than my expectations. Really envy you the Samoan visit, god they've got some big rugby players!Have just returned from 2 weeks in Arizona visiting friends - still using the old airmiles. Did some serious shopping but also spent a few days in Sedona & the Grand Canyon. Amazed at the scale of it all but, approaching the wrinkly stage of the human life cycle, found the heights terrifying. You must be really missing the UK weather - 50f, very damp & very dark. I'm really glad the rugby 1/4 finals are over - being half Irish, half Welsh & born in England did not make for a pleasant family weekend.Take care, keep safe & have fun.
Admin Reply:
The bus trip was surprisingly good and is still a highlight of the trip. I'd also like to get back to Samoa and NZ is fun, if a little familiar feeling.Rugby final was a tense match to watch, especially in a bar filled with English fans and Aussies....
Lynette Lynette wrote on 2003-11-12 at 10:13 am
Try downloading your pix to cd and then you should be able to edit your photos in internet cafes... what camera do you have? If you haven't got the cd with you for downloading images, you can possibly get it from a website... let me know if you need me to email a bit of software!I plan to travel vicariously!!
Lynette Jackson Lynette Jackson from Sunny Birmingham wrote on 2003-11-12 at 10:09 am
I'm so jealous - I'm now back at TRW after my ''sabbatical''... You're doing a similar trip to us, but the other way. If you're interested in getting some tips (especially for the SE Asia bit) our website is had a brilliant Christmas and NY in Sydney - probably the best place to be at that time, but madly you may miss the cold on 25/12 - it doesn't seem right to be on the beach!!Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy... it's a grey old world back here in the UK.
Emma Emma from Boring, wet, cold, England wrote on 2003-11-10 at 10:27 pm
G'day Ken! Well, what can I say? I'm green with envy and thrilled that you are having such an amazing time. Your accounts are vivid and the pictures stunning. I'm sure you will come back a changed man, and with many a story to tell over a pint in the pub! I can confirm that your flat is indeed in one piece, so don't worry! Have a wonderful time and keep us updated! I am busy learning how to be a teacher, today I had to teach bullying to thirty 12 year olds - phew! I think you definitely have the right idea! Take care, and have lots of fun.Emma xxx
Admin Reply:
I thought 12 year olds would have known how to bully by then.....
Adam Adam from Solihull wrote on 2003-11-10 at 10:04 pm
Ahey! I finally made it on to your site. Good on yer son, glad to hear you're having a good time. Things are pretty quiet here in Solihull but we still have four walls mate so don't worry!! Looking at buying a crash damaged FZR400RR(Sp this time) and will try to renovate and sell as a complete race bike for a tidy profit. Anyway, sorry to see Scotland dumped out of the cup but we nearly followed them home(!) - we really need to pick up the pace if we are to progress. By the way, Man U beat us yesterday 2-1 (gutted) and Rossi signed a two year deal with Yamaha today, which is going to make for a top season next year.Take care man & I'll keep on the site for your updatesLaters manAd
Admin Reply:
Scotland out of the rugby cup and then dumped out of Euro 2004 6-1. Not a good time especially as I was with a Dutch crowd at the time. I'll try to keep track of the bike racing now Rossi has moved. Email me when the races are please.
Anthony Hilton Anthony Hilton from Birmingham wrote on 2003-11-10 at 2:33 pm
...further to my previous message, Adam has also knocked his bedroom wall through to form an en suite. He is currently awaiting planning permission to have a roof-top garden and pool installed! I'll keep you posted.CheersAnthony