Life in a day

9th August - Goodbye grey, rainy England! Hello Aerosvit Airlines
10th August 2012 - Bishkek and random statue of Kyrgyz important dude
11th August 2012 - Lake Issyk Kul (Tamchi - Kyrgyzstan)
12th August - Blowing off some air in Karakol (Kyrgyzstan)

13th August 2012 - Hike to Altyn Arashan
13th August 2012 - Slave boy carrying luggage

14th August - We're in a tent! (Kyrgystan)
15th August - Chilling in Karakol (Kyrgyzstan)
16th August - Egyptian Yurt Art (Kyrgyzstan)

17th August - Bed in a Yurt (Kyrgyzstan)
18th August - Leaving Lake Song Kol (Kyrgyzstan)

19th August - 6am in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
20th August - Scary Soviet Hotel in Osh (Kyrgyzstan)
21st August - Dinner! (Kyrgyzstan)
22nd August - Finally made it to Tajikistan!
23rd August - Random kid in Istaravshan (Tajikistan)
24th August - Random mosque - Istaravshan (Tajikistan)
25th August - Village of Veshab in Zarafshon Mountains (Tajikistan)
26th August - Invited to dinner / meet some guy's mum near Veshab (Tajikistan)
27th August - Welcome to Dushanbe, yet another democratic Central Asian capital (Tajikistan)
28th August - At the 10am (kiddie) opera in Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
29th August - The Greatest Agency Name in History - Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
30th August - Light and water show in Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
31st August - We've arrived in Uzbekistan!
1st September - Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
2nd September - More Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
3rd September - Invited for dinner (Uzbekistan)
4th September - Train to Bukara (Uzbekistan)
5th September - Bukara (Uzbekistan)
6th September - Ill in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
7th September - Shymkent (Kazakhstan)
8th September - Avon Fayre in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
9th September - Almaty Metro (Kazakhstan)
10th September - Train to Astana (Kazakhstan)
11th September - Daleks (Kazakhstan)
11th September - Astana (Kazakhstan)

12th September - Outside President's Palace in Astana (Kazakhstan)
13th September - Angry Birds on a Bus (Kazakhstan)
14th September - Grudge Match! Uzbekistan vs Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup (Kazakhstan)
15th September - Semey (Kazakhstan)

16th September - Lenin Statue Graveyard (Semey, Kazakhstan)
17th September - Dostoevsky's home (Semey, Kazakhstan) 
18th September - Last day in Kazakhstan (Semey, Kazakhstan)
19th September - 30 hour bus to China (Kazakhstan / China)
20th September - First meail in China (China)
21st September - Street food in Urumqi (China)
22nd September - Lunch with our couchsurfing host Pierre (China)
23rd September - Ancient city of Jiohe (Turpan, China)
24th September - Food Market (Turpan, China)
25th September - Banana Gun (Turpan, China)
26th September - Bus Ride (Dunhuang, China)
27th September - Cave Temples (Dunhuang, China)
28th September - Walk by the River (Dunhuang, China)
29th September - Beautiful Scenery (Mati Si, China)
30th September - Tibetan Cave Temple (Mati Si, China)
30th September - Scary (Mati Si, China)
1st October - Not-so-Great Wall near Zhangye (Zhangye, China)
2nd October - Bus to Tibet (Qinghai, China)
3rd October - Noodles (Xining, China)
4th October - Paranormal (Xining, China)
5th October - Kunbun Monastery (Xining, China)
6th October - Yoghurt! (Xining, China)
7th October - Labrang Monastery (Xiahe, China)
8th October - Terracotta Warriors (Xi'an, China)
9th October - Start of the old Silk Road (Xi'an, China)
10th October - Random Chinese friends (Yan'an, China)
11th October - Train to Beijing (Yan'an, China)
12th October - Cellphone Danger! (Beijing, China)
13th October - Forbidden City (Beijing, China)
14th October - Summer Palace (Beijing, China)
15th October - Great Wall (north of Beijing, China)
16th October - Park Life (Beijing)
17th October - Art District (Beijing)
18th October - Train to Nanjing (Nanjing, China)
19th October - Dancing Park (Shanghai, China)
20th October - Downtown (Shanghai)
21st October - Drinks by the River (Shanghai, China)
22nd October - Shopping (Abs went home soon after picture was taken :) (Shanghai, China)
23rd October - Typhoon Safety Testing (Takamatsu, Japan)
24th October - Shrine at the top of lots of steps (Takamatsu, Japan)
25th October - Takoyaki aka Octopus Balls  (Kyoto, Japan) 
26th October - Fushimi Iinari Temple (Kyoto, Japan)
27th October - Temple by night (Kyoto, Japan)
28th October - Dinner with the Ishimoto family (Osaka, Japan)
29th October - Sneaking into Japanese temples (Kyoto, Japan)
30th October - Getting addicted to Japanese arcades! (Kyoto, Japan)
31st October - At Katie's house (Makurazaki, Japan)
1st November - Trying tofu ice cream (Chiran, Japan)
2nd November - Abs the warm blooded individual (Makurazaki, Japan)
3rd November - Lunch with Colonel Kawatoko (Chiran, Japan)
4th November - Dinner with the Nishino's (Chiran, Japan)
5th November - Light festival (Makurazaki, Japan)
6th November - Kagoshima volcano in the background (Kagoshima, Japan)
7th November - On a suspension bridge (Miyakonojo, Japan)
8th November - Washing boards (Miyazaki, Japan)
9th November - Karaoke!! (Miyakonojo, Japan)
10th November - Saying goodbye to Yoshi's parents (Miyakonojo, Japan)
11th November - Madoka, Ken and delicious tempura (Kagoshima, Japan)
12th November - Baking a birthday carrot cake for Wendy (Kagoshima, Japan)
13th November - Browsing Manila's open air library (Manila, Philippines)
14th November - Hostel in the jungle (Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines)
15th November - Jungle bus (Puerto Princesa to Port Barton, Palawan, Philippines)
16th November - Sedated with a dislocated thumb (Abs should seriously look less happy in this picture!) (Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines)
16th November - Skeletal evidence
17th November - Lobster dinner (Port Barton, Palawan, Philippines)
18th November - Recovery by the sea (Port Barton, Palawan, Philippines)
19th November - Resting with coconuts (Port Barton, Palawan, Philippines)
20th November - Island hopping (off the coast of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines)
21st November - Transport by Bangka (El Nido to Coron, Palawan, Philippines)
22nd November - Sipping coconuts (Coron, Palawan, Philippines)
23rd November - Abs's immovable hair (Coron, Palawan, Philippines)
24th November - Moving islands (Coron to Sablayan, Mindoro, Philippines)
25th November - Surfing with the turtles (Pandan Island, Mindoro, Philippines)
26th November - Another hard day in the office (Sablayan, Mindoro, Philippines)
27th November - Tricycle cruising (Sablayan, Mindoro, Philippines)
28th November - Penal Colony prisoners and us (Sablayan, Mindoro, Philippines)
29th November - Filming Yakult ad in Manila (Manila, Philippines)
30th November - Airport food (Clark Airport, Philippines)
1st December - Early Christmas wishes (Macau, China)
2nd December - At the Venetian Casino Hotel Complex (Macau, China)
3rd December - Back in China smelling snails (Yangshuo, China)
4th December - Cycling the karsts (Yangshuo, China)
5th December - Lazy sunny day (Yangshuo, China)
6th December - Chinese cooking class (Yangshuo, China)
7th December - Night time roof terrace (Yangshuo, China)
8th December - Ping'an hiking (Ping'an, China)
9th December - Freezing in the rice terraces (Dazhai, Lonji rice terraces, China)
9th December - Carb loading to fight the cold (Dazhai, China)
10th December - Abs courageously ventured the cold and went hiking (Lonji rice terraces, China)
11th December - On the way to Nanning (China)
12th December - Nanning city life (Nanning, China)
13th December - Nanning night market (Nanning, China)
14th December - Carrefour Shopping with Santa (Nanning, China)
15th December - Extremely tired (Hanoi, Vietnam)
16th December - Watching the World Pass by (Hanoi, Vietnam)
16th December - Watching the World Pass by (Hanoi, Vietnam)
17th December - Tortoise Cookie in the Train Station (Hanoi, Vietnam)
18th December - Chocolate Love (Hanoi, Vietnam)
19th December - Ho Chi Minh Memorial (Hanoi, Vietnam)
20th December - Train (Dong Hoi, Vietnam)
21st December - Beach + Fruit = Happy (Dong Hoi, Vietnam)
22nd December - Paradise Caves (Dong Hoi, Vietnam)
23rd December - Vinh Moc Tunnels (near Dong Hoi, Vietnam)
24th December - Waiting to Santa (Hue, Vietnam)
25th December - Fancy Christmas Breakfast (Hue, Vietnam)
26th December - Citadel (Hue, Vietnam)
27th December - Greeted by Benny at HCM Airport (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
28th December - City Life (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
29th December - Duck Hot Pot (Cat Tho, Vietnam)
30th December - Cruise on the Mekong (Cat Tho, Vietnam)
31st December - Tucking in for the New Year (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
1st January - Street Life (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
2nd January - Killing Fields (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
3rd January - Long bus to Siem Reap (somewhere on the way to Siem Reap, Cambodia)
4th January - Cafe + Us + Fan (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
5th January - One of the many Angkor Temples (Angkor, Cambodia)
6th January - Another Temple (Angkor, Cambodia)
7th January - Khmer Pizza (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
8th January - Temple in the Countryside (Siem Reap)
9th January - Our Apartment in Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand)
10th January - Skytrain (Bangkok, Thailand)
11th January - Fans who adore the Hair (Bangkok, Thailand)
12th January - Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
13th January - Market (Bangkok, Thailand)
14th January - Chris de Burgh hating Irishman + family (Bangkok, Thailand)
15th January - Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
16th January - Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
17th January - Vegetarian Market (Bangkok, Thailand)
18th January - Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
19th January - If you like this please let us know (Bangkok, Thailand)
20th January - Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
21st January - Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
22nd January - Train to Malaysia
23rd January - Off to Melaka (Malaysia)
24th January - Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant (Melaka, Malaysia)
25th January - Mr Asia (Melaka, Malaysia)
26th January - Post! (Melaka, Malaysia)
27th January - Clarks Quay (Singapore)
28th January - Bastos is Hungry (Singapore)
29th January - Back to Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
30th January - Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
31st January - Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
1st February - Yes, Another Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
2nd February - Last Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
3rd February - Birthday Fry Up (Bangkok, Thailand)
4th February - Sorry, Another Pool Day (Bangkok, Thailand)
5th February - (Bangkok, Thailand)
6th February - Thailand vs Kuwait (Bangkok, Thailand)
7th February - Cruising at Madame Tussauds Promotional Stand (Bangkok, Thailand)
8th February - Wat Pho (Bangkok, Thailand)
9th February - Villa Life (Phuket, Thailand)
10th February - Beach Life (Phuket, Thailand)
11th February - Villa Pool (Phuket, Thailand)
12th February - Drive by the Sea (Phuket, Thailand)
13th February - Proof that Abs is much taller than Diana (Phuket, Thailand)
14th February - Night Swimming (Phuket, Thailand)
15th February - Waiting for the Bus (Phuket, Thailand)
16th February - Dinner (Koh Lanta, Thailand) 
17th February - Beach Feet (Koh Lanta, Thailand)
18th February - Learning to Ride A Scooter (Koh Lanta, Thailand)
19th February - Able to Ride a Scooter (Koh Lanta, Thailand)
20th February -Minivan to Hat Yai (Thailand)
21st February - How to use toilets on the train (Thai-Malaysia Border)
22nd February - Graffiti (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
23rd February - Borobudur (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
24th February - The Kraton (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
25th February - Cooking Class (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
25th February - Cooking Class (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
26th February - Bali Airport (Bali, Indonesia)
27th February - Padawan Beach (Bali, Indonesia)
28th February - Our Car (Bali, Indonesia)
1st March - Chilling Out (Bali, Indonesia)
2nd March - Snorkelling a Japanese Wreck (Amed, Indonesia)
3rd March - Rice Terraces in the Mountains (Amed, Indonesia)
4th March - Eating Out (Bali, Indonesia)
5th March - Waiting for the Orangutans (Borneo, Malaysia)
6th March - Cafe Chill-out (Kuching, Malaysia)
7th March - Vegetarian Restaurant (Kuching, Malaysia) 
8th March - Sabah vs Sarawak Football Match (Kuching, Malaysia)
9th March - Night Coffee (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
10th March - Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
11th March - Spending 5 Worrying Minutes Getting Australian Visa Online At Airport (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
12th March - Mike's Flat & The City (Melbourne, Australia)
13th March - Lunch With Mario (Melbourne, Australia)
14th March - Opera House (Sydney, Australia)
15th March - Shopping (Sydney, Australia)
16th March - Family Gathering (Sydney, Australia)
17th March - Dee Why Beach (Sydney, Australia)
18th March - Coffee in Town (Sydney, Australia)
19th March - Bingo Fun (Sydney, Australia)
20th March - Lunch With Gran (Sydney, Australia)
21st March - Bahaii Temple (Sydney, Australia)
21st March - Palm Beach (Home & Away Beach) (Sydney, Australia)
22nd March - Frozen Yoghurt Escape (Sydney, Australia)
23rd March - PLC Softball Match (Sydney, Australia)
24th March - Bondi Beach (Sydney, Australia)
25th March - Dr. Evil...and Milly (Sydney, Australia)
26th March - Opera House + Bridge (Sydney, Australia)
27th March - Abs Feel Self-Conscious (Sydney, Australia)
28th March - More Bingo. Diana Won (Sydney, Australia)
29th March - Anish Exhibition (Sydney, Australia)
29th March - Anish Exhibition (Sydney, Australia)
30th March - Manly Beach (Sydney, Australia)
31st March - Relaxing (Singapore)
1st April -Singapore Airport (Singapore)
2nd April - Goodbye World, Hello Saudi Airlines (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)


  1. OMG you really left. It looks sunny which is a reason enough to currently be away from UK (even if it's in an obscure country with which even Borat didn't want to mess up). Write smth! I wanna know cockroach situation in Kyrgyzstan.


    1. Yep we really left and are already on our second country. Tajikistan is equally sunny but is nightmarishly hot! We'll write about the cockroach situation soon, once we have a less patchy wifi connection!

  2. Your beard in the first photo makes you look evil

    1. Yeah Charlie Manson eat your heart out

  3. From one pair of travellers to another, keep up the good work! May our paths cross somewhere in Australasia ^^

  4. This blog has just made me insanely jealous. I will have to live vicariously through you two for a few months yet, so keep the updates coming thick and fast. Amazing photos and I hope you're having a most wonderful time!


  5. 16th August - nice pic - very arty indeed.

    18th August - Bastos looks freezing in this pic!

    looks like you're having an amazing time guys! tres jealous!

  6. Guys, I am so proud (and jealous) of you two!

    It looks like you are both having a lot of fun.

    Keep posting pictures here so we know how are you.



  7. OK, I won't be original, but I have to say it anyway - I am freaking jealous of you two.

    Pictures of places you've visited are beautiful. Keep posting!

  8. Loving all the close up pictures of Abs.... a real treat!!

    Keep growing that hair please

    Silk x x x

  9. Hi both, how are you getting on? Been enjoying reading your blog posts and you both look so happy in your photos (except when you were ill!)

    Have a wicked time, Sam x

  10. Abs wearing sandals with socks! He's turned into a German. Hahaha.

    D, have you lost weight?!

    Anyway, you both look great! That beach in the Philippines looks just awesome.


    1. That was Abs's style on a good day! on a normal day his socks are bright pink or yellow.

      Gained weight in China, lost in the Philippines... it fluctuates depending how good the food is :)

      You should come and visit!

  11. They don't have hairdressers in China, Abs?

    1. Just joking. I quite like it.

    2. They liked my hair too much and refused to cut it :)

  12. No way they have built a path in Ta Phrom!! I can't believe it! Looks awesome Abs!

    1. Yeah, sad I know; still an awesome place though. One of our favourite temples

  13. Hi guys,
    nice to see your lovely faces, and you were right to hire a car in Bali! So jealous that you went snorkeling the wreck! We have missed you after our long talks in Yogya. Enjoy the rest of your travels, we are sure you will.
    @ Diana: I controlled my fears and did the advanced dive course, and it was awesome!
    @ Abs: Beautiful Japanese movie seen on China Airlines flight: Chorus of Angels
    We wish you all the best and hope to see you again someday, somewhere...
    Eva & Eric