Category Househunting Travels

Our street, Didim, Turkey

9. Homeowners

Hello. We were unable to bring you an issue of JAB last month (our apologies) so we have combined two issues into one. The reason: we’ve been busy buying an apartment in Turkey and today we got the keys.Read More
St Jovan, Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

8. The Family

Hello. As usual JAB always seems to fall on the day or day before we are moving but today Deirdre is unwell – our unwritten rule when one of us is sick is not to travel unless we absolutely have to. Otherwise we would be heading to Skopje today.Read More
Gjirokastra, Albania

7. The Albanians

Hello, we finally left beautiful Corfu Town and headed north to explore other parts of the island and then it was back to the roughty, toughty backpacker life, travelling to Albania.Read More
The Liston, Corfu Town, Greece

6. Working Again

Hello, we started working again and relaunched the Jobs Abroad Bulletin, our monthly newsletter of job vacancies around the globe. A number of events - including family illness and bereavement, homelessness, and some serious computer, server and connection problems - knocked us a little bit wobbly and it took some time to get reorganised.Read More
Veliko Tarnovo

5. Trial Run

Hello, we came so close to finding a home. Done and dusted, we thought, so easy. After the mandatory row with the taxi driver we briefly explored Sofia, noting the plethora of porn shops, and headed into the mountains to the ski resort of Bansko.Read More
Sphinx in Giza, Egypt

4. Before the Bombs

Hello. We left the stress of Aswan and Luxor behind for the far more relaxed Dahab. Read More
Nile cruise ship games

3. Up the Nile with Norwegians

Hello. Unable to hear the word 'felluca' without flinching we decided to take one of the small cruise ships that journey up and down the Nile between Aswan and Luxor.Read More
Karnak, Luxor, Egypt

2. Dancing with the Touts

Hello. It didn't take long after landing in Cairo to realize we weren't going to get much relaxation. This is the most hasslesom country we've ever been to. Almost the whole of Egypt seems to be involved in the hassle industry: taxi drivers, hotel touts, shop touts, restaurant touts, caleche touts, felucca touts, even toilet touts.Read More
We are house hunting

1. Homeless

December 2005 to January 2006 – UK to Egypt

Hello. We’re off travelling again and, this time, we are looking for a home. On our return from our travels around the world a few years previously we were lucky to find somewhere to live in Wales, in my Dad’s newly bought two bedroom cottage. He needed a tenant and we needed a home without having to pay an expensive deposit so things worked out well for all of us. But, though he still worked and lived in Essex, we knew eventually he would want his home for himself.

We had been planning a trip to Central America but thought we had better find somewhere to live first – if only for somewhere to shove all our crap, as we call our furniture and belongings...

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