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So here I am, after 4 months, 11 countries, too many places and too many forms of transport (sorry Andreas, I didn't count like you). It was an awesome trip. My travel map started like this, and now looks like this:

I had so much fun, and I met so many amazing people who made it so much better:

- my British tour group for taking care of me, and Aung, and especially Shelagh for the chocolate and hugs and Sian for many laughs
- the German girl who looked after me when I was sick
- my trishaw driver in Bago who 'took me to the Buddhas'
- Amanda for making my first day away bearable
- the others at the only hostel in Yangon
- the lovely people who gave us tea in Mandalay market
- the Moustache Brothers for a fun evening and keeping up the cause
- the monk in Kalaw who used to work for the railway and whose friend went to Aberdeen

Cambodia and Laos
- the water-chicken and rule no 7 crew, Matt, the drinking buddies (Steve, Andreas, Ute), the bakery tour of SE Asia (Erin, Andreas), Claudia for a good chat in Bali, and the Danish boy for Lao-Lao (why?) and cake and good company at Christmas in Vietnam and lots of emails regaling me with his travels
- the French girls and the other mad people who I spent New Year with on an almost deserted beach on Koh Rong, Cambodia
- my homestay family in Laos, and their adorable daughter
- our awesome guide at Angkor

- being drowned rats on the back of motorbikes in Hue with Alba
- tiramisu coffee and pho with Cynthia in Hanoi
- buckets of gin and lemon juice with Ida in Ho Chi Minh
- my Halong Bay buddies
- my Melbourne girls at the Hanoi Backpackers
- Maureen in the Mekong Delta and my British buddy in Hanoi

- the amazing Born Free hostel in Bangkok for being a fountain of knowledge, good fun and being lovely when I was sick
- the boys with the scorpion
- Sherry, Tony and Ciara for markets, temples and drinking
- Victoria for cheering me up in Railay
- Midian, Shellie, Steph and Cat for making Phi Phi a good laugh
- the Lipe collective
- Laura and Nina for fun in Ko Lanta, and Anna for her many gifts and a good chat, and my snorkelling buddies

- Mark for food in Penang
- the amazing Elin from Penang to Bali - all the temples, Indian food, orang-utans and reggae - many adventures shared
- Susie for joining me in history and food exploration in Melaka
- the lovely girls in KL

- the fabulous Gerald for his list of where we should eat

- the boys in Bukit Lawang (I can still sing the song)
- the paparazzi of Borobodur
- the people in the reggae bars of Yogya and Gili T

Papua New Guinea
- Eve the amazing Houghton in Kimbe for being Eve
- Asi (and Gaby) for letting me stay, Anne and Ifor for much dinner, Nils for laughs and music, Chris for the lifts and looking like a smurf in the hot river, Nicky for taking us shopping PNG style
- Arnold and Maureen for making Kavieng so welcoming
- Stephen and Cecilia for looking after me at their lovely guesthouse
- the surf dudes at Nusa

- Phil and Rora for putting me up, spoiling me, feeding me lots and taking me to lots of fun places and being such great friends
- Annette for scones, jam and cream and a BBQ
- Dinah and Rob for letting me stay, and lifts, and a beach trip and roast dinner
- Jono for drinks and kangaroos and music and lots of fun

Hong Kong
- the Swiss girls for a fun last night abroad
- Melissa for making a wet Hong Kong amusing

I must have forgotten someone, but you all made my trip unforgettable.

And finally, Will, for pubcrawling and Dojo's to make me remember how much I love my home too (and encouraging me to travel even more).

Posted by GoonishPython 09:51 Archived in United Kingdom

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