Category Travelling

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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Angkor, Cambodia

11. Another New Year

Hello. Observant readers will have noticed that there wasn't a May issue so we intend to have two June issues this month to make up for it. We've been back in the UK a couple of days, recovering from the shock of receiving nearly two months email in one shot, and are trying to find a home and get back to reality.Read More
Tea plantations, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

10. Cheesecake & Whiskey

Hello. This will probably be the last issue of JAB produced on the move. We bring this issue to you not long after the last one because, as mentioned above, we intend to tuck away Mr Benn while we toddle off to Laos, China, Vietnam and Cambodia.Read More
Scooter ride around Koh Samui

9. Islands

Hello. After a longer pause than usual here is this issue of JAB. Our recent travels have reminded us that travelling and working are not always compatible; we've either been without power sockets to plug in Mr Benn (the name for our laptop) or Internet access has been a boat and bus ride away from our accommodation.Read More
Reclining Buddha, Bangkok

8. Thieving Monkey

Hello. After finishing the Australia and New Zealand Supplement and Tramp News last month, we treated ourselves to seeing something of Bali. Dragging ourselves away from the coast, for the first time since Rotorua in New Zealand, we headed inland to Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali.Read More
Crocodile sign, Nhulunbuy, Australia

7. Christmas Dinner & Bombs in Bali

Hello. We haven't done a great deal this month. Mostly, we've loafed around our friends, Helen and Peter's house in Nhulunbuy, in the Northern Territory of Australia, enjoying the comforts of home.Read More