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Show me the money !!!

Leatherhead, United Kingdom


Well yes this is me and my first entry into my new blog! It's very exciting indeed. Today i booked my ticket with STA Travel and thats it i am all set. I also sold my lovely bike to help with funding and i also need to get everything else sold so i can make the trip !

My ticket will take me to Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, The South Pacific, North America, Canada and home again. Who knows i may make some unscheduled stops elsewhere? So thats all for now i guess. I have lots to do now what with planning my stops and where i am going. So Ta Ta for now and i will be keeping this blog going before i go !

Thanks for listening.

Mark

PS: heres a pin-up of my bike !



permalink written by  markneal on July 25, 2007 from Leatherhead, United Kingdom
from the travel blog: Mark's mid-life world tour !
tagged MarkNeal, Neal, Mar, Trip and Fun

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The North Temple Pagoda of suzhou

Suzhou, China


Covering about 40 mu (= 0.0667 hectares), the North Temple Pagoda was originally the Tongxuan Temple during the reign of Chiwu of the Eastern Wu in the Three States built by Sun Quan, the Emperor of Wu, for his wet nurse. It was granted as the “Epoch-making Temple” in the Tang Dynasty and began to be called the “ Reciprocation Temple ” at the end of the Five Dynasties. So far it has a history of more than 1,700 years.

The Reciprocation Temple Pagoda, or the North Temple Pagoda, is a provincial preservation unit of historical and cultural relics and is popularly praised as the “ Number One Pagoda in South of the Yangtse River ” . Standing far apart facing the Tiger Hill Pagoda, the North Temple Pagoda is also a famous old pagoda and an important symbol of Suzhou .

The North Temple Pagoda has a long history. It was originally an eleven-storeyed pagoda built by Zhanghui, a monk in the Liang Dynasty. Then it was destroyed by the flames of war and the base of the North Temple Pagoda today was built by Dayuan, a monk in the Southern Song Dynasty.

The North Temple Pagoda is a brick and wooden Buddhist pagoda of the style of building and has nine storeys with eight sides each. With the height of 76 meters, it is the highest of the pagodas in Suzhou . It is famous for double eaves and flying corners and is a building in the same type as the Liuhe Pagoda in Hangzhou . The base of the pagoda covers 1.3 mu (= 0.0667 hectares), whose eaves are extraordinarily long. Its body consists of the outer corridors, the inner corridors and the square rooms in the center. Visitors can walk up along the wooden stairs in the internal corridors and by leaning on the railings look down at the panorama of the city as well as look at hills, waters, and rural scenery of Suzhou in the distance.



permalink written by  beijing2008 on July 22, 2008 from Suzhou, China
from the travel blog: Australia
tagged China, Temple, Trip and Suzhou

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Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico


Think of a tropical beach… swaying palm trees; the clear ,blue-turquooise water of the Caribbean sea; the pearl-white soft sand of pristine beaches... and a hammock..... This is Tulum. A world-famous destination known for relaxation or adventure travel, Tulum, Mexico boasts some of the world’s most amazing beaches and snorkeling reefs, among other exciting and fun activities.

permalink written by  Travel-Trips on September 16, 2009 from Tulum, Mexico
from the travel blog: Travel in Central America: Mexico, Guatemala and Belize
tagged Mexico, Trip and Tulum

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Back to USSR

Vichino, Russia


The Internet has always had a soft spot for Russia - on their tickle bone.
Various jokes have been passed around on-line particularly on on-line poker rooms and forum threads on how Russians have a "different" way of approaching things.
We say "different" but many actually tab it as "weird".
Ingenious or dumb, resourceful or crazy?
You be the judge.
Like what they say in Russian, "In Russia, funny laughs at you!".











permalink written by  wow-traveler on October 5, 2009 from Vichino, Russia
from the travel blog: A Place To Visit And Laugh At
tagged Trip, Russia, Razy, Weird and Laugh

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cn to world trip

To Tau, Hong Kong


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permalink written by  wsblackcat on November 13, 2009 from To Tau, Hong Kong
from the travel blog: China
tagged Trip

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a trip to South America, about your pay.

Frankfurt, Germany


IL town official gets a trip to South America on your dime and it's a deal the town is not anxious to talk about.

Investigator axle headed to Bond County to get the low down on this deal.

The trip was part of a trade mission organized by SIU, but this 12 day trip to drum up business wasn't cheap.

You sent the assistant city manager to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

The trip cost Greenville $6,216.21 for airfare and travel and $6,043 for hotels and meals.

Greenville's assistant city manager, Lisa Stephens, takes a trip to South America that cost you plenty.

Stephens says the trip was to help drum up business for Greenville.

Stephens canceled a scheduled interview with You Paid For It.

Her boss, City Manager David Willey talked with axle on the phone but wished to make not comment when axle showed up with a cameraman... www.tweakpdf.com

permalink written by  ddanime on November 16, 2009 from Frankfurt, Germany
from the travel blog: a trip to South America
tagged Trip, SouthAmerica, Assistant and PdfFiles

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Trip Preparations

Saint Louis, United States


I am preparing for my trip...expect bigger and better posts later.

permalink written by  jasonaul on January 6, 2010 from Saint Louis, United States
from the travel blog: Africa and Middle East trip 2010
tagged Preparation, Trip, StLouis, MISSOURI and SaintLouis

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One day before the trip

Baghdad, Iraq


Just one day before my trip,I went to the federal capital Baghdad,in my uncles House I found them very well except him,he was weak because of sugar disease.
I may be there nearest to Baghdad international airport ,afternoon I made a nice journey.
at 6:30 am on Tuesday 23rd of March 2010 I am waiting for a mate in Aden Sq.to go to the airport ..

to be continued ....

permalink written by  mohammed on March 22, 2010 from Baghdad, Iraq
from the travel blog: Pakistan trip
tagged Before and Trip

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In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip

New York, United Kingdom


So none of us really knew each other before this trip, I mean to be thrown into a construction project together is really a quick way to know someone

permalink written by  xyz1001 on May 23, 2011 from New York, United Kingdom
from the travel blog: Every part of this trip is part of the fun.
tagged Trip

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Go to the east

Medina, Saudi Arabia


Mr Photo watch is traveling with his wife and mother-in-law in a far east country. At a place of honor his mother-in-law makes a careless remark, which the native people take as an insult to the royal family.

Mr photo watch is dragged off to court with his wife and mother-in-law and are sentenced to corporal punishment. Each of them are to recieve 50 lashes on the rear end with a cane. But because the royal family doesn't want to appear hostile to foreigners, they grant the guests in their country a wish beforehand, as long as it is able to be fulfilled.

Mrs. photo watch is first.

"What do you wish for yourself?"

"I would like a pillow bound on my rear end before the lashings."

"Okay, that shall be granted to you."

Mrs. photo watch has the pillow bound to her rear end and receives her punishment. But because the pillow is too small and the executioner also hits her back a couple of times, she receives a few blows.

Next it is Mr photo watch's mother-in-law's turn.

"What do you wish for yourself?"

"I would like a pillow bound on my rear end and a pillow bound on my back before the lashings."

"Okay, that shall be granted to you."

The mother-in-law receives her fifty lashes, but hardly feels the pain through the pillows.

Then comes Mr photo watch himself.

"What do you wish for yourself?"

"I have two wishes. Do you want to fulfill them for me?"


permalink written by  photowatch on October 6, 2011 from Medina, Saudi Arabia
from the travel blog: Trip to the east
tagged Trip and East

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