Welcome To My Travel Blog!

2 02 2012

As I was updating my Yahoo account yesterday with everyone’s emails, phone numbers and postal addresses, I began to think hard about this blogging business.  From my trip to Europe last year I have produced a travel journal which I intend to sell online as an E-Book sometime later this year.  It is called “A Kiwi, a Brit and a wedding in Spain” and I have posted a couple of chapters here for you to dip your toes into.  The book is in its final stages – my ‘lawyer’ is just looking into a potential defamation of character lawsuit.  No biggie.  LOL  Anyway, it took a long time to type up, edit and finalise that I thought maybe this time I would try blogging my tales as I go.

So here we go!  Welcome to Kiri’s Travel Tales where my traveling experiences will be uploaded for your entertainment, for mum’s peace of mind, and to provide me a tangible memory of my travels in years to come, when I have forgotten where I parked the car and the idea of carrying a backpack makes my toes withdraw abruptly to my ankles!

And where am I heading to this time?  *drum roll*  “It’s South East Asiaaaaaa” I call in my best Miss Universe commentator’s voice.

The Backpackers

I am on the brink of my next big journey and itching to get my pack on my back and get exploring.  My Hepatits A immunity is ready for any potential enemy microorganism attacks, my super strength Bushman’s insect repellent (SPF 15+ inclusive – perfect for those early morning starts!) is ready to dissuade pesky mosquitoes from feeding on my delicate, tasty, freckled skin, and I have four Diastop pills in the corner or my bag next to the toilet paper…just in case.  Reminder:  keep mouth closed when in shower.

I also have Roger, my trusty travel sidekick/photographer and husband, to keep me fully entertained as he battles with rice, noodles, cockroach skewers, fresh monkey’s brains and any other delectable dishes that pass across our restaurant table.  He has already decided on his diet for the next ten days: canned tuna, bananas (peel-able fruit is considered ‘safe’), one multi-vitamin supplement a day and Gatorade – because “water tastes like crap”.  He will be fine, he will eat when he gets to England.

We have been brushing up on our bartering skills using our Vietnamese Dong in mum’s living room and we have discovered that we are, for want of a better word, useless!  While Roger refuses to budge an inch, I give in at the tiniest bit of pressure.  Throw in a small, hungry, smudgy faced child and I’m a goner!  And as always when I am planning my trips, the Lonely Planet has been invaluable , including handy little tips like “Don’t sit on the back seat of a bus as they are reserved for monks.”  No problemo.  I was never cool enough for the back seat at school either!

So if you’ve managed to get this far, brilliant!  Welcome!  Come along with me on my travels.  It will be my shout, you don’t need to pay a cent.  To keep up with my posts just insert your email address in the bar on the right of this page and then click on the FOLLOW button.  Whenever I post, it will come straight to your email.  Easy aye?  For my more senior readers who may have difficulty reading the small print on this blog, hold down CTRL and press the + button to enlarge it.  To reduce, hold the CTRL and press the – button.  (Got that Mum?!  LOL)

Alrighty then.  Time to get my bags packed and find that elusive passport of mine.   Our adventure starts on Sunday 5th February at 5.30am (cheap flight).  Talk to you again after that.

K 🙂

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16 responses

3 02 2012
Stephanie Angus

Have a good time you guys – look forward to hearing about your travels xoxoxoxox

3 02 2012
patricia and maurizio

what a great idea. When you coming back to Perth – your room is waiting. 🙂

3 02 2012
kirib30

Great to have you on board….and don’t joke about the room, we may need it! LOL

3 02 2012
shaz

cant wait to hear bout your exciting adventures and rogers new eating plan.. take care out there beautiful people and please travel safe.. love you longtime.. xx

3 02 2012
kirib30

you did it Shaz! well done! K 🙂

3 02 2012
Cathy

Travel safe Kiri 🙂 Miss you already xxx

3 02 2012
Carolyn

Happy travels. next chapter please.

3 02 2012
Amie

Can’t wait to see you both!!! xxxx

4 02 2012
patricia and maurizio

Its okay Roger will simply lose weight again. LOL

5 02 2012
kirib30

I don’t think so, he just ate three bags of sweets on the NZ to Singapore leg!!

4 02 2012
Aunty Di

Take care out there ……And have fun xxx

5 02 2012
Sharni

Missing my concert going, movie going side kick already! Now Rog, my mum always told me (well at least I think it was my mum), to hold my nose while I was eating the things I didn’t like, then I wouldn’t be able to taste it! Just remember, not to let go of your nose too soon or you get the nasty after taste!!! Anyway, safe travels you gorgeous people xxxx

5 02 2012
Sharni

P.S. Thanks for all the music, I forgot about it until we got back today!!! Just been listening to it all, takes me back to my youth!!!!!!

8 03 2012
kirib30

Ah yes, youth. The days when my spine didn’t crack when I heaved my body out of bed in the morning, and break=dancing was still a possibility. 🙂

6 02 2012
eric

good luck guy’s and enjoy yourselves, Kiri why dont you feed Rog while he’s asleep snoring, that way he won’t know what he’s eaten.

8 03 2012
kirib30

You know Eric, that’s not a bad idea….

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