Mt.Batur Volcano Trek!

Having never trekked a volcano before I was really looking forward to this. We were picked up from our accommodation in Ubud at 2:30am Saturday morning and we drove for a little over 80 minutes at a constant uphill incline the whole way until we reached the foot of...

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First few days here in Indonesia!

The land of 17,000 islands as Indonesia is also know as is definitely worth a trip in itself. It’s a vast humongous country that sprawls between Malaysia and Australia, with the equator as its spine. We landed in Bali late Sunday night with after a short 2.5 hour...

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Singapore

Wow wow, weeeee wow! That pretty much sums up our 3 days here in Singapore. We arrived on Thursday and got settled into our hostel which was called the Betelbox packpackers hostel. Very cool hostel with easy access to all the cities main attractions. My original...

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We arrived – Bangkok!

Well we finally made it over to Asia, arriving in Bangkok Tuesday afternoon local time. It was a long haul to get here especially with the 6 hour lay over in Istanbul to add to the 13 hours of flying time. The flight from Istanbul to Bangkok was an overnight one and...

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Setting off tomorrow!

The time has finally arrived! After an almost unbearable last few months of waiting, researching and what not, the trip starts tomorrow. I’ve already described the bones of the trip in a recent post so I won’t start repeating myself. Nothing has changed in the...

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The Bucket List

  A bucket list is best described as a list of all the things you want to do, places to see, experience or accomplish before you expire from this earth. It gets its name from a deviation of the term “kick the bucket” and can also be called a “life to-do list”....

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Asia 2011: 27 weeks, 7 countries, 2 pairs of jocks!

  Its been a year to the day since I made my last post here and with good reason. As I've not done much travel in 2010 there was no need for any update. I did get to Berlin(stag weekend), Manchester(godfather duties),Vilamoura(a wedding) and to visit my Dads...

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Person of the Year 2009 award!

I was absolutely chuffed to bits to find out that I got voted as Boyle Person of the year 2009! It's a great honour to have won this local award which has been in existence for the past seventeen years. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the ceremony, which was...

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Haiti Poker Fundraiser

Four of A Kind Poker(myself), in association with the Haven trust NGO and three other poker companies, namely Mayo Poker Tour, Shamrock Poker Tour and Shuffle up and deal Poker, are co-hosting a massive poker night fundraiser on Feb 5th in Yeats County Inn, Curry,...

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Sleepout Result and thank you!

I would like to extend a sincere word of thanks both from me and from the thirteen others who took part in the sleep out, to everyone who donated to this project. It was a very worthwhile event. I am delighted to report, now that all the money has been received and...

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