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    Tuesday, 17 February 2009

    Useful Links

    These are the references used for planning the trip so far, how useful they are is still to be seen. I'll add more as and when.

    Gap year for grown ups by Susan Griffith for good advise on getting started

    Travel Sites:
    Oneworld for round the world journey planner and tickets
    Traillfinders for friendly advice and tickets

    Flickr to store all you travel pictures and get inspiration

    Thursday, 12 February 2009

    Career Break

    Swindon [Enlarge & More]
    Today I had a 12 month Career Break agreed from work. This means I can go travelling and when I get back I can go back to work at my current terms and conditions - as long as there is a suitable job of course. I'm going to start telling my Colleagues from tomorrow, I'm a little nervous but hugely excited at getting it agreed.

    Career Break Policies are offered by many Employers it's a chance for you to take some time off unpaid, without in my case impacting the benefits I've gained over my 12 years working there and for them to retain good employees when they are ready to return. My work offers breaks form 1 to 5 years, others I'm sure do the same.

    Tuesday, 10 February 2009

    About Us

    Mahmoud [Enlarge & More]
    Hi, I'm Mahmoud. I've taken a 12 month sabbatical from Project Management to travel. I've always wanted to do it and now that it's become a reality I'm relishing every minute. I'm from England, most recently living in Wiltshire.

    Leave a comment below as I'd love to hear from you.

    I'm Jonathan and I currently live in Swindon, UK and work in IT. I'm taking a year out to travel the world, and to spend time at home in New Zealand - both to visit my family and to travel to the parts of New Zealand that I've never been to before.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the many places that we'll be going to, and gaining some experiences that I will keep forever.

    Saturday, 7 February 2009

    Itinerary and Map

    Last Updated: 30/05/2009

    It's the 7th of Feb 2009 and I'm sitting here in the comfort of my flat while outside we have had the most snow for about 20 years. So far this is the latest itinerary, I'm so excited about our year long trip and as it develops I'll update it here:

    The Planned Route [Enlarge & More]

    London to Mumbai
    Monday 8 June 2009
    London, United Kingdom - Heathrow
    Mumbai (Bombay), India - Chhatrapati Shivaji

    Overland to Chennai via:

    Chennai (Madras) to Hong Kong
    Thursday 9 July 2009
    Chennai (Madras), India - Chennai (Madras)
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Hong Kong International

    Hong Kong to Phnom Penh
    Monday 13 July 2009
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Hong Kong International
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Pochentong

    Overland to Singapore via:
    Laos - August
    Thailand -September
    Malaysia - October
    Borneo - 10th October to 2nd November

    Singapore to Perth
    Tuesday 10 November 2009
    Singapore, Singapore - Changi
    Perth, Australia - Perth

    Overland to Sydney via:
    Alice Springs

    Sydney to Auckland
    Wednesday 16 December 2009
    Sydney, Australia - Kingsford Smith
    Auckland, New Zealand - Auckland

    Auckland to Santiago
    11 April 2010

    Santiago to Easter Island
    11 April 2010

    Easter Island to Santiago
    19 April 2010

    Overland to Boliva

    La Paz to Lima
    5 June 2010

    Lima to London and Home.
    8 June 2010

    Latest Pictures

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    You'll always find the latest pictures on my Flickr site, here are the last 10 I've posted. Hover your cursor over them and you'll get more information or click on one and you'll be taken to more pictures.

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