About

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After ten weeks on the road, and coming to the end of our Indian Summer, we are in reflective mood. Have we changed? Do we miss home? What comes next?

We don’t feel we’ve changed. We brought everything about ourselves with us (good and bad). We did not go into this adventure looking for answers – we just wanted to have a look – but we have been awestruck by some of things we have seen.

We miss home. All our family and friends we have brought with us through the medium of wifi (this has changed the nature of modern travel), but it’s not the same as being able to give them a hug. We also miss the landscape and textures of Yorkshire, and it’s cool damp air.

As for what’s next, we keep going. We’re not ready to come back yet. Coping with India during monsoon was not easy, but we managed it; and the warmth and kindness that we have been shown along the way gives us faith that help will be at hand should we need it.

September 2015

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NikkiandPat

After many years (but who’s counting) of child rearing and work, we have decided to take a year out and do some world exploring. The plan is to travel through India, Indonesia, Indochina, Sydney, New Zealand, Fiji, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, California and New York (though things may change along the way). We are not seasoned travellers, so are heading off without expectations. We are fascinated by flora, fauna, people and ancient civilizations. We are hoping to see and learn new things, share our experiences with others… and hopefully have some fun along the way.

June 2015

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Go guys. Enjoy you both deserve it. Two of the nicest decent people I have ever met.
    If there is a God I hope he/she keeps you safe, healthy and happy.
    Godspeed

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      1. In all honesty I don’t really care how many it takes, so long as they do their best that’s all I can ask.
        Following your blog with the utmost interest and enjoyment.
        I would love to say I am jealous, however I know what it has taken to be where you are………… so no not jealous.
        Just proud to be your friends.
        Adventure to you hearts desire you both deserve it.
        I hope every corner brings another special memory to treasure together
        Xx love and hugs Alison and I xX

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  2. I tried to sign up for email updates but misspelled my own name… There seems to be no way to correct my mistake, but I will keep checking in sporadicly.

    The blog makes entertaining reading and it’s so nice to be able to see what you’re seeing, even if it is just a fraction of the day.

    I/we admire you both very much and can’t wait to see you in NY!

    We’ll be thinking of you all the way.
    Enjoy and wonder.

    All of our love,
    Kevin & Isabelle x

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