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June 09, 2006

booked !

Follow-up to gap year from Indeed

woooo excited ! and tad relieved its finally done too (better late than never)

also dont want to go on about it too much, since i'm sure people are going to get fed up hearing about it. Hence shall blog and leave it alone.

06Aug 06: Fly to New York
Trek America (ie camping) for 3 weeks across the US going west
spend a week in San Francisco
06Sep 06: Fly from LA to Tahiti for 3 days
15Sep 06: Fly to Cook Islands (1 week there)
23Sep 06: Fly to Fiji
One tour round the mainland for a week, then 2 weeks bumming around out in the island chains
08Oct 06: Fly to Auckland – and head to Auntie Anne's for my 22nd birthday (3 yrs ago I said I would be back) – then next 4 weeks travelling around the lovely country that is New Zealand
10Nov 06: Fly from Christchurch to Sydney

then I've got 3 months to work (hopefully waiter/barman), and then a month to travel up the East coast of Oz. Also should be meeting up with 2 uni mates (Mike & Lewis) who are going to be in Sydney from Jan–May 07

08Mar 07: Fly from Brisbane to Kathmandu
next 2 weeks trekking in the Himalayas, up in the Annapurna Sanctuary, possibly with my dad (50th birthday)
then an overland trip from Nepal across India to Delhi

10Apr 07: Fly from Delhi to Bangkok
Meet up with Kate Frost (an old friend whose quit job and taking a gap), and head East through Cambodia (Angkor Wat temples), and into Vietnam. Then 2 weeks cycling up the country on the coast in early May, before heading West into Laos, and back into Thailand. Then south to the beaches in June, and on to Malaysia.

27Jun 07: Fly home from Singapore.

So 11 months, 14 different countries, and a load of fun (I hope!). Flights were £2000 alone. Jabs and medicine are going to be another £500. Insurance £400. Reckon its going to cost me £13k total – switch card taking a beating. Might just have enough to get by on if the job in Oz pays well. Eitherway – I'm going to be stoney broke when I get back. Hehehe…..

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