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 Guestbook messages...
Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 05:29 PM (GMT)


There's been a slight problem with the guestbook recently, were you were unable to post messages.

The problem has been fixed now and sorry to those who were unable to add messages.

If you would like to leave a message for us on the guestbook, which we do appreciate, you can do it here.

Thanks, Lee and Julie xxx

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 Web site stats...
Monday, March 14, 2005 - 03:59 AM (GMT)


Over 30,000 visitors since we left, averaging about 100 visitors a day. Our busiest day was February 16th with over 360 visitors.
Our busiest month was January 2005, with a staggering 5100 visitors who viewed almost 15,000 pages on the site.

Most of you visit the website on a Wednesday at 09:00, which shows you must all be busy at work then!
01:00 is our quietest hour, so it looks like you all still need your beauty sleep!

From the server stats, we get most of the hits from the following places :-

  1. (nurses are busy then!)

  2. (my former workmates are still grafting it seems...)

  3. (staff at the council are still working hard then?!)

  4. (lazy students!)

Thanks to everyone who's visited the site whilst we've been away and indeed, emailed us throughout the trip.

We hope you've enjoyed the stories and pictures as much we've enjoyed doing all the things we've done.

There's plenty more stories and pictures to go on from South East Asia, so keep checking.

Seeya all soon,

Lee and Julie

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 Next 6 weeks...
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 03:43 AM (GMT)


We leave Kuala Lumpur today and fly to Kuching in Borneo, where we'll spend 3 nights. After that it's back to KL and then up to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia.

We then head back to KL for our flight into Thailand. We're staying on the islands of Ko Samui and Ko Pha-Ngan for a week or so around the middle of Feb.
From there we head to Bangkok, for a flight up to Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand.
Using Chiang Mai as a base, we'll be exploring the local hill tribes and do a bit of trekking.

We're then off into Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam and then fly back into Bangkok around the start of March.
We'll have about 10 days in Bangkok and from there we fly to Hong Kong on the 15th of March.
5 nights in Hong Kong and then we fly home on the Saturday night and arrive in the UK at Heathrow early Sunday morning.

A couple of hours at Heathrow and then we board our flight up to Manchester arriving at 09:50 on Sunday morning.

Take care,

Lee and Julie xxx

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 We're in Bali.... woo hoo!
Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 03:22 AM (GMT)


We were told by Qantas last Thursday (6th) that we had an extra stop on our ticket and where we would like to go!
We've basically got 7 stops or 29,000 miles with our ticket and because we'd not flown to Darwin from Sydney, which were are original plans 4 months ago, that counted as an extra stop we could take. Bonus!!!

We decided on Bali, as it was on our way to Singapore. We've got a week here and we're at the Hard Rock Hotel on their honeymoon package!
We're getting really spoilt - chocolates, wine, cakes and we've got a romantic dinner tonight.

We've got a private poolside cabana today, so we'll be in there with a good book and take the occasional dip in the pool!

We'll be coming back down to earth on Monday, when we head up into the hills of Bali to a village called Ubud.

Bali is beautiful and the people are so friendly. The temp has been 30 everyday but with the humidity at over 80%, it's the stickiness that really gets you. Good job we've got air conditioning.

We fly out of Bali on Friday (14th Jan) to Singapore and we're there for a week. After that, it's into Malaysia, Borneo, Brunei and onto Thailand.

Our thoughts and feelings go out to all those affected by the tsunami. We're still travelling through Thailand but only to the areas unaffected by the tsunami.

We've got just over 2 months left and we'll be back in the UK on Sunday 20th March.

The rest of the pictures from Australia, including Christmas Day at Bondi and NYE in Sydney Harbour, will be on the website next week when we get to Singapore.

Take care everyone.

Love, Lee and Julie x

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 Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 24, 2004 - 02:20 AM (GMT)


Thanks to those who sent us a card, we were well chuffed!

We're having an all day BBQ at Bondi tomorrow, so we'll have a beer and a burger for you all.

Have a great Christmas everyone and wrap up warm .

Lee and Julie xxx

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 Update - 14/12/04
Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 04:54 AM (GMT)


Hello everyone.

Stories and pictures from our travels around Australia will appear on the website each day this week. I've set it to add a few stories to the site each day and hopefully we'll bang up to date real soon.

We're currently in Melbourne at the mo. Great place but the weather has been quite strange. Thunderstorms and torrential rain some days - don't laugh!

Neighbours is filmed in Melbourne, so we headed over to Ramsey Street yesterday to see all the houses and to at Erinsborough High.

Following that we went to the 'Meet The Stars' night at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow pub. Lyn Scully, Boyd Hoyland and Stuart Parker were there and it was a great, if messy night. Harold and Toady are usually there, but they've been quite busy lately apparently.

We plan to be in Melbourne until the end of the week and then make our way back to Sydney around the 20th of December.

Have a great Christmas everyone!!

Take care, Lee and Joo xxx

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 Article from the Rochdale Observer
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 06:30 AM (GMT)


Here's a copy of the article that featured in the Rochdale Observer.

ADVENTURE-loving couple, Lee and Julie Bradshaw, are enjoying the trip of a lifetime which will take them sightseeing around the world.

But they just couldn’t bear to be without their Rochdale Observer, even while visiting a remote area in America believed to have been visited by aliens.

The Bradshaws of Whitworth travelled along ‘Extra Terrestrial Highway’ – a lonely stretch of highway officially named in 1996 because of many supposed UFO sightings. And they took the Observer with them for the ride.

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 Stats so far...
Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 04:17 AM (GMT)


Here's some stats from our journey so far, as at 15/08/04 :-

Total Miles travelled - 25051 as at Auckland (15/08/04).

Miles in our van in the US = 7589 miles

Average Miles in a day - 212
Average Miles per hour - 9 (as opposed to 16 MPH on 18/05/04)

American States visited = 17

Countries visited = 4

Pictures taken = 3829 (Average of 32 per day)

Miles away from home (Auckland - Rochdale )= 11296 miles

Money spent = shedloads!!

How much fun we've had = loads and loads!!

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 Update - July 13th.....
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 06:34 AM (GMT)


We're having a great time in San Francisco. We've just booked a trip to Alcatraz and a sightseeing coach tour round the city.

I've been gutted about not bringing my laptop with me, ever since we started out. So.... I've just gone and bought one! It's a beauty and cost half the price of the one I have at home!
There's free WiFi at the hostel, which means I can update the site all day long for free. Winner!!

I'm just going through all the pictures now and will be adding a load on each day.
I'll try and keep them in consectutive order. I was gonna add little captions to each of them, but there's millions of em. You'll be able to tell what they are.... make summat up if you don't!

Take it easy,

Lee and Julie xxx

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 Latest Update...
Friday, July 09, 2004 - 01:18 AM (GMT)


Well, we're still in the van and on the road. Driven almost 2000 miles already!

We're in Las Vegas at the moment and are having a great time. We were in Flagstaff and Lake Havasu City before here.
We spent July 4th in Lake Havasu and had a great time there. We met some of the locals and the night turned into an all night party back at someone's house. We also met some peeps from Long Beach and San Diego, so we're gonna pop and see them on our travels.

We leave Vegas tomorrow and are going to Hoover Dam and then to Area 51 - a tiny place called Rachel.
We're then heading over to San Francisco for about a week and then down to LA and San Diego.
Leaving LAX for Fiji at the start of August.

We've got shedloads of pix for the website, just need to find the time to sit through and get them onto the site.

Thanks for all the emails! We're slowly replying to all of them.

Take it easy y'all,

Lee and julie xx

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