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I don't know, I go away for a few months and all hell breaks loose!
  
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I'm leaving for another popular travel guide; after five minutes of reading it became apparent that all regular contributors and admins have migrated. The clincher was when I realised an IB admin had deleted an invitation [http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=User_talk%3AAndyfarrell&action=historysubmit&diff=1921652&oldid=1912064| from another user to take a look at what was happening]. So that's the trust gone.
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I live near [[Nottingham]] and travel extensively in the UK (both work and leisure). My first love has always been the [[Lake District]]. I'm a hillwalker and love the Lakeland fells as well as the Scottish hills. My passion is for grand glaciated scenery - after these sort of mountains a lot of landscapes seem lacking in wow factor.
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Byeee :-)
 
 
As well as enjoying independent travel I like (informal, budget) cruises and think they're a good way to see a lot of places with a minimum of exhaustion. Don't necessarily dismiss cruises - there's a certain appeal to waking up in a new place without having to pack or sit on a plane/bus/train for hours. Admittedly you don't get to immerse yourself in the local culture, but there are some parts of the world where a quick look is enough and you'd be happy to return to a decent bed and safe food. ...But I wouldn't want to see the whole world that way.
 
 
 
==[[Docent]]==
 
 
 
I know the [[Lake District National Park|Lake District]] and [[Scotland]] well. Post any questions at my '''[[User talk:Andyfarrell|talk page]]'''.
 
 
 
==My Travels==
 
 
 
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*The English [[Lake District National Park|Lake District]]
 
*[[Scotland]]
 
*[[New Zealand]]
 
*[[Iceland]]
 
*[[Saint Petersburg (Russia)|St Petersburg]]
 
*[[Portmeirion]]
 
*[[Scarborough]]
 
*[[Norway]]
 
*[[Hong Kong]]
 
*The [[Isle of Man]]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya Sigiriya], [[Sri Lanka]]
 
 
 
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*[[Taiwan]] - hopefully Xmas 2010
 
*[[Rio de Janeiro]]
 
*[[Moscow]], and [[Nizhny Novgorod]], [[Novosibirsk]], [[Irkutsk]] on the [[Trans-Siberian Railway]]
 
*[[Dubai]]
 
*[[Borobudur]]
 
*[[Buenos Aires]]
 
*[[Machu Picchu]]
 
*[[Stromboli]] volcano in the [[Aeolian Islands]] near [[Sicily]]
 
*Piz Gloria in the [[Alps]]
 
 
 
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==Wishlist for a RTW trip==
 
 
 
My working plan for a possible future trip
 
 
 
*[[Russia]]: [[Minsk]] - [[Trans-Siberian Railway]] - [[Lake Baikal]] - [[Vladivostok]] - [[Kamchatka]] - [[Kuril Islands]]
 
*[[Japan]]: onsen hot springs
 
*[[Philippines]]
 
*[[Malaysia]]:
 
*[[Brunei]]
 
*[[Singapore]]
 
*[[Indonesia]]: [[Borobudur]] - [[Bali]]
 
*[[Australia]]
 
*[[New Zealand]]: fill in some gaps: Dunedin - Invercargill - Mount Aspiring - Routeburn Track - Mount Egmont - Tongariro crossing - White island
 
*[[Fiji]]
 
*[[Chile]]: [[Atacama]], El Tatio geysers
 
*[[Peru]]: [[Nazca]], [[Colca]], [[Cuzco]]
 
*[[Ecuador]]
 
*[[Bolivia]]
 
*[[Brazil]]: [[Caldas Novas]] - [[Rio de Janeiro]]
 
*[[Paraguay]]: Iguacu Falls
 
*[[Argentina]]: Torres del Paine
 
*[[Uruguay]]
 
*[[Falkland Islands]]
 
*RMS Saint Helena: [[Ascension Island]] - [[Saint Helena]] - [[England]] - just heard the RMS is going to be phased out when an airstrip is built :-(
 

Latest revision as of 21:34, 19 January 2013

I don't know, I go away for a few months and all hell breaks loose!

I'm leaving for another popular travel guide; after five minutes of reading it became apparent that all regular contributors and admins have migrated. The clincher was when I realised an IB admin had deleted an invitation from another user to take a look at what was happening. So that's the trust gone.

Byeee :-)