AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Travelling, a summary

Travelling, a summary


Posted on Aug 8, 2014

Thoughts about return For the both of us we knew this trip was not going to last forever. For others they have managed to make a travelling trip last for a few years because they are travelling journalists or they do volunteering in areas and get board and lodging. Many also couch surf to save costs. There are many ways to save and cut costs, the biggest outgoings are usually transportation and lodging. You could stay in one way for a...

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Many people mock the internet and the need for internet access whilst travelling. They have a point I suppose. Do we really need to be in contact on Facebook, by email, reading the news etc constantly. Always in contact with home takes away the edge from travelling. But on the other hand information is vital for travelling. We need train times and prices, hotel booking, maps, weather information, activities in an area and so many...

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200 Days of Travelling


Posted on May 19, 2014

Today was our 200th day on the road! We arrived in Lhasa, Tibet around 6pm after spending all day on a bus driving from Gyantse through the most amazing scenery. We crossed a pass which was 5,000m above sea level and climbed the hill next to the road to get incredible views of the lake in the valley. In the next valley we drove alongside the Yarlung Tsangpo River, which is called the Brahmaputra River further downstream. This is one...

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6 Months of Travelling: What Next?


Posted on Apr 30, 2014

Today we have been backpacking for 6 months! It doesn’t feel like 6 months and still it feels totally normal to go from city to city, hotel to hotel, constantly on the move. No work, no responsibilities, no need to do anything. Everything is our choice. Of the last 6 months, 2 have been spent in Nepal. We spent 5 weeks in Thailand and thought that was a long time, tomorrow will mark 9 weeks in Nepal! In fact, we’ve spent...

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At the end of December, 3 months ago, we were given a piece of advice by a couple who had travelled around the world many years ago. They said that at some point we would have to take a break, in effect a holiday from travelling. They said that if we didn’t take a break would we get tired and bored of travelling. Well, we have now reached that point. We have been travelling for five full months (152 days) and we’ve covered...

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