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    Post  crang on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:12 pm

    I am drunk drunken drunken drunken

    And off to India!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

    Peace Very Happy Very Happy I love you
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    Post  Sherrers on Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:46 pm

    Full reports please Crraangg!

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    Post  wookie on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:16 pm

    latest update from mund

    Hello all!

    Most importantly....HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM!! Xx

    Well, we have been in La Paz, Isla Del Sol and now Peru since the last
    email. A quick catch up...

    La Paz – This is really just another city, not that much to look at
    other than the amazing view as you enter or leave the city. You drive
    into the city from a non-distinct plateau, then all of a sudden you
    arrive at what looks like a cliff face covered in buildings, all
    falling down into the valley. The valley is full of the main La Paz
    area which is mainly really steep with narrow streets. It is a really
    good place to go and get really really drunk all the time, but not
    good if you want to visit lots of cultural sites and stuff. There are
    some museums around, but I would say that it is best to be used as a
    bar / launching pad for other trips to the Amazon, Peru, Salt flats,
    etc. You can also get lots of souvenirs here for a lot cheaper than
    the other places...not good news for me who likes to avoid
    shopping...but great for Laura who wanted to buy all of Bolivia. We
    did stay for a week in La Paz...I know there is nothing to do other
    than drink...which is kind of why we stayed! We met up with a load of
    other mates we have made while travelling and just enjoyed ourselves.

    While here we did cycle down the death road, which is known as the
    world’s most dangerous road due to the number of people who have died
    by falling off the cliff edge. It was a main road until 2007 when the
    bypass was opened. The road is really a 1 lane rocky passage that is
    mostly only just wide enough for a coach to pass. If you fall off the
    edge you fall hundreds of feet to a certain death, so of course we had
    to cycle down it at speeds up to 40km per hour round blind corners
    into oncoming buses...basically scaring the hell out of ourselves! It
    was really good fun, even when my bike managed to explode (the
    description used by the guys behind me) as I turned a blind corner,
    rendering me without a gears or a back brake at some stupid speed.
    Somehow I managed to stop safely using just my front brake and a foot,
    but the fact that I was about 2 feet away from a sheer drop was a
    little unnerving! We all managed to get down in one piece though,
    Laura made it down with us in the stupidly fast group too which was
    really good! That was one of the best bits of the holiday so far
    though, major adrenaline rush and some heavy exercise!

    We also went to the cinema to watch the Hurt Locker (in English) which
    was pretty good...plus we went to see the Cholitas wrestling show.
    This was advertised as women wrestling all night, but there were only
    3 female wrestlers. It was good for the first hour, but as it was so
    bad and fake (it turned out to be a kids show really) we got pretty
    bored and were very glad when the 4 hours was up!! The best bit about
    the wrestling was an old lady in the crowd getting soaked by a
    wrestler throwing lemonade around, then trying to kick the crap out of
    the wrestler. She then tried to get around the back of the arena to
    the changing rooms to carry on but the 2 security guys managed to stop
    here. The rest of the 2 hours she sat there fuming and complaining to
    the organisers...but that is all I have to say about La Paz really!

    We obviously needed a little culture and regain some brain cells (or
    find my one brain cell in my case) so we decided to head on to Lake
    Titicaca for some Inca goodness. The bus ride there was the best in
    Bolivia....they had a paved road!!! It was also the shortest so that’s
    probably why it was so good! We got to Copacobana on the lake and
    jumped straight onto a boat to Isla Del Sol. This is the island of the
    sun, the birthplace of the Inca religion. Their versions of Adam and
    Eve were created on this island and they spread from here to the
    Andean regions all around. The lake and the island are really
    picturesque, we were lucky as it really hot and sunny while we were
    there, which was unexpected as we were so high up. The worst part
    about it is that it is a walking only island plus is very hilly. When
    you get off the boat you have to walk up the Inca steps to the
    hostels...with your bag. Now the Inca steps may sound nice, but when
    you are carrying a ton of (Laura’s) stuff up a very long and steep set
    of stairs, it is more like hell! We also went on a full day trek from
    one end of the island and back again, saw some really good Inca ruins
    and really knackered ourselves out! Then we feasted on fresh trout
    from the lake and went to bed very tired. The trout was one of the
    best bits about the Lake trip...everywhere sold fresh trout for next
    to nothing, so we gorged ourselves on it while we could! We only
    stayed a couple of nights on the island, you could do it all over one
    night but we wanted to relax and get some sleep after a hectic La Paz.
    From here we moved on to Peru...which we had not planned to do
    originally, but is full of lots of historical brain feed.

    Cuzco is a city in Peru, close to the Bolivian border, which also
    happens to be where we are right now. We got a bus from Isla Del Sol
    and came straight here to a hostel called Loki. Cuzco is a really nice
    town, very picturesque too, lots of old colonial style buildings and
    15 churches in the city. It is also the launch pad for tons of good
    Inca ruins as it is next to the Sacred Valley. This is a section of
    Peru that contains loads of past Inca cities and temples. We decided
    to buy a 10 day pass to all the main ones and book individual tours to
    see them. This was not recommended by the guide books so none of the
    other ‘young people’ in the city seemed to do them. This meant that
    Laura and I were the youngest people on these tours by a long shot! We
    did see and learn lots about the Inca ways though, especially as our
    guides consisted of a local historian (who worked on Inca history for
    the local TV stations) and an honorary professor of Incan history in
    Virginia University. It was very interesting and for some reason all
    the golden oldies on the tours loved Laura and I. So much so that when
    we were spotted by a few of them in the town the next day, they called
    us over and gave us their contact details in Australia...offering us
    free boat trips in Sydney and free accommodation in Perth if we get
    there! The old Inca ruins themselves were really impressive. I was a
    little unsure of how much you would be able to see due to erosion,
    things being roped off, etc. You could pretty much climb on stuff if
    you wanted too (we didn’t of course) but the freedom was there to roam
    about almost as much as you wanted too. Plus a lot of the buildings
    were very intact, bar having any form of a roof, so you could really
    see what the towns would have looked like. We did a couple of days of
    tours which were actually really goods and worth every penny, so
    ignore any guide book saying leave them if you come here! Also, the
    nightlife is pretty hectic over here, so we have had little sleep due
    to being in a dorm room with lots of annoying / loud / childish girls
    coming in at 4am talking about the night’s drama with random boys.

    Since being here, our plans have changed a few times! We were going to
    head back to La Paz to go on a 3 day jungle tour, but we have since
    learnt that we could go on a 4 day jungle trek to Machu Picchu as it
    is due to re-open on the 29th March! So we have booked ourselves on
    that for next week (setting off on Monday) which means were are sort
    of stuck here for a while. We have now decided to go to Nazca to fly
    over the Nazca lines, another thing I thought we would miss, so I am
    really glad that we can do that now! This could end up being an 14hr
    overnight bus there, a flight over the lines, then another overnight
    bus back on the same day!! Hectic! This leaves a day here to fill up,
    so tomorrow (Tuesday), we are going to do some volunteer work helping
    people who have had their homes destroyed by the recent flooding. We
    will be digging out their old homes which are up to a meter deep in
    mud, as well pulling down old houses that are not redeemable. It will
    be very hard work but rewarding I’m sure. I also have to find out if I
    have a gig in a club over here on Friday night, called Zazu. The
    manager of the club said he was up for me doing a two hour set and
    they are going to promote it with the hostel we are staying at...a
    joint venture with its manager who I was also chatting with. Of
    course, this is South America and I have already had one gig fall
    through on the night, so I am not holding my breath yet! If it is not
    going ahead, then we will stay a night or two in Nazca to break up the
    week a little!

    Well, the next update will probably be after Machu Picchu...IF it
    actually opens when said! If I have time I will stick up pics from
    Isla Del Sol plus the ruins seen so far.

    Hope all is well with you all,

    Mund / Laura
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    Post  T.B on Tue May 25, 2010 4:23 am

    Have these two died or something?

    Mark we'd like to hear from your travels on here too...
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    Post  wookie on Tue May 25, 2010 6:48 am

    There in thailand somewhere haven't heard from mund in a couple of weeks
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Tue May 25, 2010 5:13 pm

    Okay, here goes.

    Friday afternoon we left Durban and headed north to Matumbatumba which is about 40km away from the game reserve we were visting. The drive in itself was an adventure. These guys over here take no vistors once they hit the road. I've done plenty of driving ince I got here but this journey was another level. Managed to make it to the lodge alive and in once piece. We stayed at a really nice little game lodge run by a couple. I'm not big on the whole b&b scene but this place was really nice, all the rooms were en suite and the guys who owned it were very welcoming. The self service bar helped with a bottle of peroni citsing R15 (about £1.40).

    On Saturday we went on Safari in Umfolozi game reserve about 3 hours north of Durban. Got to the reserve gates about 6am, just before sun rise. On entering the park we encountered a pack of wild dog out on a hunt. Followed these guys for about 45 minutes until they disappeared into the bush. Watching how the group worked together and interacted during the hunt was facinating. Would have been great to see them actually take something down.

    In the next couple of hours we saw impala, kudu, waterbuck, warthog and huge monitor lizard. All of these animals were literally at the side of the road, most in touchig distance. The thing I found amazing is that they just act as if you're not there.

    We stopped off for coffee at a picnic spot and were treat the the sight of a Cheetah out on the prowl. At this point, as you can imagine, we retreated to the safety of our jeep. The cheetah stopped short of us and decided to have a chill out and we hit the road again. Drove round until lunchtime, on the way saw some zebra having a munch on some grass. Again they went about their business like we weren't there. Also saw some wildebeest. Probably the dumbest lookig animal I have ever seen. No wonder they get taken down by the lions.

    Stopped for lunch at an amazing picnic spot by a bend in one of the rivers that runs through the reserve. This was amazing. Saw a herd of buffalo come through the bush at one side of the river, stop for a drink and then cross the river. These things are huge and there were loads of them, an amazing sight. Next to come along were two white rhino, this was what I had come to see and I wasn't disappointed. 2 tonnes of rhino is a very ipressive sight.

    After lunch we drove again and saw giraffe, mindblowing animals at over 7 metres tall. Saw a fang of baboons and then saw the cheetah again chilling out under a tree and some black rhino. After all this we hadn't seen any elephant, which was a bit disappointing as many of the group really wanted to see them. Our guide took us to every spot he knew but no elephant so we set off back for the park gates. 500m before the entrance there were a hrd of elephant. We stopped and watched them feeding and a few actually passed right by out vehicle, at one point actually brushing up against us. It was an amazing end to an amazing day.

    Sunday we went on a river safari to see hippo and crocodile. Saw lots of both and had a very relaxing morning cruising down the river. Then went to the beach in St Lucia. One of the most beautiful places I've visted.

    If any of you have ever considered safari I can't recommend it above. It is difficult to put into words the vastness of the game parks and how different the animals look in their own environment. Can't wait to go again when my girls come to visit in August.

    Pics will follow when I get them on to my laptop.


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    Post  Sherrers on Tue May 25, 2010 11:17 pm

    Ay ! good work fella sunny
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    Post  T.B on Tue May 25, 2010 11:48 pm

    Top read Mark!
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    Post  RvZ on Tue May 25, 2010 11:56 pm

    Good work mate looking forward to the pics.
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    Post  jim_kezzle on Wed May 26, 2010 3:59 am

    I'm well jealous especially you getting to see Cheetahs, if you see any leopards please get some pics for me!
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Wed May 26, 2010 4:58 pm

    Leopards in this reserve are very rare. Our guide had been doing the park for 7 years and had only seen them on 5 occasions. You have a better chance in Kruger.
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:30 pm

    Here's a couple of pics, more to follow once I've finished filtering through them all

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    Post  jim_kezzle on Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:35 pm

    amazing pics mate! Cool
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    Post  Jnr DJ on Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:26 pm

    sunny

    wow I m well jealous
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    Post  wookie on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:27 pm

    a new update from mund

    Thanks to a nice Thai hostel that does not put passwords onto their
    WIFI, we have been able to download some new TV programs to keep us
    occupied when it rains out here! It has also given me the chance to
    add the pics I sent to you guys 2 days ago, plus send this write up of
    the Thai Islands we visited.

    Koh Tao, which means turtle island, is a small island in the Thai
    gulf, close to the famous full moon party island of Koh Phangan. We
    arrived here to have a bit of a chilled, money saving time, but upon
    seeing just how beautiful it was we wanted to stay longer than a
    couple of days. The first couple of nights we stayed in a horrible
    room that was like a furnace. The electricity kept on cutting out so
    the fans would not work for long periods of time, plus the water
    stopped working preventing any type of washing for hours. At night we
    were right next to a bar so we had to move as we were not getting any
    sleep. We luckily found a really nice little place with a few
    bungalows by the beach that happily took us in. It was just as warm
    but at least it was quiet and we had our own veranda to chill out on.
    We spent a couple of days there just relaxing and checking out the
    beach, then decided to go on a night out at the local big club. After
    just having a very quick chat with a flyer girl, we were introduced to
    the promoter of the club who said he was interested in having me play.
    He then proceeded to become Laura and my best friend and provided us
    free drinks all night, before telling the DJ to let me play with his
    tunes for the last 45 mins of the night. The short set went well and
    one of the people listening owns a bar in the town, so he decided that
    he would like me to play at the opening night for his bar. The
    promoter was also happy and asked me to play at the club before their
    next international guest.

    As we had a around 2 weeks to fill before the next gigs, we decided on
    a period of relaxation and island visits. We spent a couple of days on
    Koh Tao exploring the whole Island on a Quad bike, which was great
    fun, plus jumping on a boat for a snorkelling tour around the whole
    island. After that we decided to head over to the nearby island of Koh
    Phangan, which is known for having one of the biggest monthly full
    moon party in Thailand, if not the world. We arrived after full moon
    so we chose to stay in the chilled resort of Baan Tai where the half
    moon and black moon parties are. It turned out to not be the best
    decision as it was really quiet and there was no cheap restaurants /
    street food around. The place where the main parties are is called
    Haad Rin Nok, which is where all the bars, street food and actual
    people are. The place we were staying in was really nice though, we
    actually had aircon which was a nice change after some heavy heat that
    stopped all sleep at night, a swimming pool, plus a shower that did
    not pump out brown water. We hung around here for 10 days, spending
    our time doing nothing, sitting by the pool, watching ‘Law and Order’
    or ‘House’ on TV or sweating. We were good at sweating.

    We headed to the Black moon party which was on the beach close to our
    place. Unfortunately the entry cost was £10 per person, which was just
    ridiculous for the season and the fact that we were used to seeing
    Thai prices for all events (95% free but up to £4 entry MAX). We
    decided to buy a couple of bottles of Thai whiskey and get completely
    wrecked on the beach next to the party with some randoms we met up
    with. It was good fun, we didn’t need to go in as the music was so
    loud and covered the whole surrounding area with entertainment. The
    next day was a complete write off of course! We found a small bar on
    the beach which was run by an English guy called Lee. It turned out
    that he used to live in Leeds and was an ex police man turned hippy!
    We sat with him drinking beer and chatting about Yorkshire, festivals,
    Thai business practices and how to pay off Thai police who try to
    arrest you for doing nothing wrong! After a night of chatting and
    getting on well with him, he offered us a card that allowed us cheap
    entry to the Half Moon party that was also supposed to be £10 each.
    The Half Moon party is set in the jungle on the island, in a natural
    amphitheatre location. The music was not too bad, starting off like
    the hardest stuff I would listen to, but it slowly got harder and
    faster and began to feel a little bit like a drill outside your window
    at 7am. We did enjoy ourselves but that was mainly due to way too much
    drink before we arrived as a cost saving option!

    From Koh Phangan we headed back to Koh Tao in time to do some
    promotion work for the gig at the Castle club. We spent the next two
    days handing out flyers in between hanging around the beach, or being
    taken on bar crawls to ‘introduce me to the other bar owners’. The
    actual night that the party was due on started off promising. We set
    the pre-party bar up and got ready for the first punters…then for the
    first time on 4 months the heavens opened providing the outdoor bar
    with 3 new streams and 2 meter visibility. Laura was out flyering when
    this happened and had to sun into a local hotel lobby. We thought it
    would last about half an hour to an hour max. 1 hour later the
    lightening and thunder claps surrounded us and exploded with furious
    abandon, which helped us deduce that it was not going anywhere. I was
    lucky to be sat in the bar where I was due to be playing anyway, so I
    was getting free drinks thrust down my neck for the whole time. Laura
    was rescued by the promoter after about an hour sat in the hotel
    lobby. He took her to the rest of the promotions team where he then
    bought them all a load of cocktails and they sat around getting merry.
    Basically the evening was washed out. The rain sort of cleared up at
    around 12:30am which was way to late for the club to bother opening up
    for. About 30 people turned up for the club and they got brought over
    to the pre-party bar where we still were, along with Laura and the
    flyer team, so we carried on drinking until around 4am.

    The next night we had to try to promote the whole thing all over
    again, re-convince the punters that they should try to come on this
    night instead and that it was definitely going ahead this time! The
    rain came on at 4pm and pretty much stopped at about 5:30, meaning
    that we could go ahead as planned. The only problem was that lots of
    people had left the island for Koh Phangan as the full moon party was
    coming up in a few days. I played at the club from 10pm to 1:30am,
    which I fully enjoyed. The crowd actually came and the party was
    really good. I got truly drunk and got paid for it too, which was a
    great help! After finishing the party at 8am, we then went back to our
    bungalow, packed our bags and relocated to an air-conditioned house
    that we had been provided for free by the promoter!

    Later still that night, at 11pm, Laura and I proceeded on our
    necessary visa run to Burma. As the party had gone on a night later,
    we had overstayed our visa by one day, meaning a 500 Bhat fine each
    for the day. We got the overnight boat to the mainland, then a bus to
    the Burmese border. From there we went by Boat to the Burmese
    immigration office and hung around there for a while getting the
    stamps that we needed. Then we had to do the journey in reverse back
    to the island! It was basically 17/18 hours of non stop running around
    to ensure that we could stay in the country for longer! We got back to
    the island and then had to decide on how we were to get to the full
    moon party. We decided to get a boat over the next day at 5pm, go to
    the party, then get a boat back at 8:30am. We relied on our drinking
    power and the copious amount of redbull they put in the drinks. It
    does also help that the red bull still contains amphetamines over
    here….

    Full moon was actually a brilliant night out. I was not expecting to
    enjoy it that much, mainly due to its usual music policy of cheesy R&B
    or progressive trance. Laura had been to 2 before so she knew what to
    expect and was preparing me for the worst. There is also a charge to
    get onto the beach for the party, so we arrived a little bit early and
    had dinner there, meaning we didn’t have to pay. We were on a really
    tight budget so we sent the girls to the shop to buy a big bottle of
    booze, then sent them to the bucket bars to get discounts on any other
    drinks we needed. It worked wonders! After some good searching around
    the beach we found a bar that I had heard about that had a no trance
    music policy. It was playing loads of great music so we hung around
    there for most of the night. The beach was set out really well, lots
    of stalls providing the booze, people painted in UV paint running
    around, enormous sound systems on the beach that must have destroyed
    the eardrums of the Thai guys working 2 meters in front of them. As it
    was low season there was only about 13,000 people there…but that was
    enough for me as they were all put onto the one strip of sand! At the
    end of the night we climbed up to the mountain bar overlooking the
    beach, chilled with a happy shake and reflected on the night. Come 8am
    we didn’t want to leave but the boat was calling us. We got a taxi to
    the pier which is about 10km away from the party beach and seemed to
    acquire a new Australian passenger. He was alone, lived in ‘some
    bungalows’ and was so trollied he didn’t know where we were going. He
    insisted that we were all smashed and that he wanted the taxi to stop
    for a beer. He once tried to climb out of the back of the taxi as it
    was going, as he didn’t realise that we were moving. Of course, as we
    were in a hurry we were not going to let the car stop, so when we got
    the pier he slowly realised that he was 10km away from where he lived
    and that he had no cash! He then complained to us that we brought him
    all this way and would not have a beer with him!! It was the perfect
    close to the full moon party, a smashed aussie complaining that we
    were too drunk and would not have a beer with him! When we got back to
    Koh Tao, we chilled for one last day then headed off to Chiang Mai in
    northern Thailand.

    Well, that was the islands, maybe we will head back there when we come
    back to Thailand to fly out to Hong Kong...or maybe we will check out
    some other zones instead. Right now I am sat waiting for a bus to take
    us to Laos from Pai. This is the area that the could get more
    interesting for us as there are bandits on the roads (in one
    province), electricity for 4 hours a day (in the smaller villages) and
    the money is 12,000 Kip to the pound! Hopefully we will be living on
    £5 a day between us though....

    Hope all is well back home...send us any news you have!

    Love,
    Mund / Laura
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    Post  Jonny Boy on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:05 pm

    jealous Embarassed Embarassed


    another good report
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:50 pm

    Howdy spamily!

    I trust you are all well?

    We are now well into the Devaney grand tour of the western United States. Currently sipping a cold beer on 104 degree heat at Lake Havasu.

    Spent the previous few days in LA doing the whole tourist thing and loving it. Stayed in Santa Monica which was very nice but just as bland as I remember. Had a day in Hollywood doing the walk of stars, Chinese Theatre, Sunset Strip (including a trip to Carney's for a hotdog!), Chateau Marmont etc etc For a film buff like many on here it has to be one of the greatest places on earth. It's just like walking round a massive film set.

    Chilled around Venice for a bit, watching crazies and eating mexican food at pavement cafe's. Saw a skateboarding bulldog (pic attached) which made the holiday so far.

    Took a good part of a day to drive up to Lake Havasu from LA through some of the most amazing desert scenery. You basically climb up 2500ft into the mountains after leaving LA and drive at that height for about 3 hours until you get to Needles where you drop down into a valley. Absolutely stunning.

    Well, that is my brief report for now. Driving to the Grand Canyon tomorrow. Got a trek into the canyon booked with a guide from national geographic for Friday which I am extremely excited about.

    Stay cool my friends, more to come later.



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    Post  Broadhead on Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:24 pm

    Nice report, you lucky bugger.

    And i genuinely laughed out loud. At a dog. On a skateboard. Humour in its most basic form.
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    Post  Bishop on Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:40 pm

    Aye great report.

    Loving the bulldog. Did he do a kick flip?
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    Post  Broadhead on Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:46 pm

    It was taken shortly before he attempted a reverse 360 to grind.
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    Post  Bishop on Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:52 pm

    Narly man.

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    Post  RvZ on Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:46 pm

    he gets about!

    glad to have you back Mark


    more reports please!
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    Post  Sherrers on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:39 am

    MarkD77 wrote:Howdy spamily!

    I trust you are all well?

    We are now well into the Devaney grand tour of the western United States. Currently sipping a cold beer on 104 degree heat at Lake Havasu.

    Spent the previous few days in LA doing the whole tourist thing and loving it.

    Nice report mate.

    I trust you ponced about telling all the septics how shit at 'soccer' they are ?

    Should have told us you were going. Mr C was doing the launchof his new night in LA when you were there. Could have sorted you all out.

    Next time Wink
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    Post  T.B on Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:38 am

    I though Mark was going to South Africa?


    and Al?


    where are the vvwi boots on the ground for the world cup?
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    Post  Broadhead on Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:41 am

    He has been to South Africa, come home then gone to the U.S for a holiday, and i believe he is then going back to South Africa.

    Alan Whicker eat your heart out. Literally if possible.
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:32 pm

    I'm back! Well for a few hours.

    Broadhead was spot on the money. The US was a holiday with the family, I head back to my temporary home of SA today (10000 miles in 3 days with a 9 hour time difference, I'm in a mess).

    The US was great, but a damn site more expensive than the last time I was there.

    Highlights were the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. Lowlights were having the septics mock me about our 'soccer' team. They got it back in spades when they got knocked out by Ghana.

    I will do a more in depth report with further pics when I get them all off the camera.
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    Post  T.B on Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:33 pm

    please do!
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    Post  Sherrers on Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:40 pm

    Good to have you back safe Mark
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:55 pm

    Good to be back. Even better to see how busy the board has been. Good work!
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    Post  Jonny Boy on Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:16 pm

    Nice to have you back Mark

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