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__NOTOC__I don't know, I go away for a few months and all hell breaks loose!
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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. 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== <!-- Start of 1st-column -->{|style="border-spacing:8px;margin:0px -8px" |class="MainPageBG" style="width:33%;border:1px solid #cef2e0;background-colorByeee :#f5fffa;vertical-align:top;color:#000"|{|width="100%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="5" style="vertical-align:top;background-color:#f5fffa"! <h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#cef2e0;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">My favourite places</h2>|-|style="color:#000"| *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]] |-|}<!-- Start of 2nd-column -->|class="MainPageBG" style="width:33%;border:1px solid #cedff2;background-color:#f5faff;vertical-align:top"|{| width="100%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="5" style="vertical-align:top;background-color:#f5faff"! <h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#cedff2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3b0bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Places I want to go</h2>|-|style="color:#000"| *[[Cairo]] and [[Jerusalem]] - planned for March 2010*[[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]] |}|} ==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 :-(
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