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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 :-)
 
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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.
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I know the [[Lake District National Park|Lake District]] and [[Scotland]] well. Post any questions at my '''[[User talk:Andyfarrell|talk page]]'''.
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'''Lakeland Top Ten''': stroll by the lake at sunset at [[Keswick]], climb Great Gable on Remembrance Sunday, enter the Cathedral Cave at Little Langdale, ride the lake steamer on Ullswater, walk round Crummock Water for lunch at the Fish Hotel in Buttermere, walk the sculpture trails in Grisedale Forest, explore industrial architecture in the [[Coniston]] Coppermines, walk up a thirst and enjoy a lunchtime drink in the Britannia at Elterwater, enjoy the leaf-dappled light along the River Derwent in summertime, get a Wainwright book and walk a ridge-walk for that "on top of the world" feeling.
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'''Scotland Top Ten''': take a boat trip to Staffa, drive through [[Glencoe]], walk the [[West Highland Way]], ride the Corryvreckan Whirlpool, climb the Sgurr of [[Eigg]], tour the [[Speyside]] distilleries, visit Kinloch Castle on the Isle of [[Rum]], tour Balmoral Castle, see the eco-architecture at the Findhorn Foundation, and ride the scenic [[West Highland Railway]].
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==My Travels==
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*The English [[Lake District National Park|Lake District]]
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*[[Scotland]]
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*[[New Zealand]]
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*[[Iceland]]
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*[[Saint Petersburg (Russia)|St Petersburg]]
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*[[Portmeirion]]
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*[[Venice]]
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*[[Scarborough]]
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*[[Norway]]
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*[[Hong Kong]]
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*The [[Isle of Man]]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya Sigiriya], [[Sri Lanka]]
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*[[Taiwan]] - Xmas 2010
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*[[Rio de Janeiro]]
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*[[Moscow]], and [[Nizhny Novgorod]], [[Novosibirsk]], [[Irkutsk]] on the [[Trans-Siberian Railway]]
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*[[Dubai]]
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*[[Borobudur]]
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*[[Buenos Aires]]
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*[[Machu Picchu]]
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*[[Stromboli]] volcano in the [[Aeolian Islands]] near [[Sicily]]
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*Piz Gloria in the [[Alps]]
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==Wishlist for a RTW trip==
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My working plan for a possible future trip
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*[[Russia]]: [[Minsk]] - [[Trans-Siberian Railway]] - [[Lake Baikal]] - [[Vladivostok]] - [[Kamchatka]] - [[Kuril Islands]]
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*[[Japan]]: onsen hot springs
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*[[Philippines]]
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*[[Malaysia]]:
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*[[Brunei]]
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*[[Singapore]]
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*[[Indonesia]]: [[Borobudur]] - [[Bali]]
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*[[Australia]]
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*[[New Zealand]]: fill in some gaps: Dunedin - Invercargill - Mount Aspiring - Routeburn Track - Mount Egmont - Tongariro crossing - White island
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*[[Fiji]]
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*[[Chile]]: [[Atacama]], El Tatio geysers
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*[[Peru]]: [[Nazca]], [[Colca]], [[Cuzco]]
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*[[Ecuador]]
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*[[Bolivia]]
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*[[Brazil]]: [[Caldas Novas]] - [[Rio de Janeiro]]
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*[[Paraguay]]: Iguacu Falls
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*[[Argentina]]: Torres del Paine
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*[[Uruguay]]
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*[[Falkland Islands]]
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*RMS Saint Helena: [[Ascension Island]] - [[Saint Helena]] - [[England]] - just heard the RMS is going to be phased out when an airstrip is built :-(
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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 :-)

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