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Name: Philip Deaton
Hometown: Harrogate, England, UK
Location: Dongguan, China
Join Date: August 16, 2006
Contributions: Deats has written about 505 places, shared 25,426 photos, left 5,689 comments, and smiled 4,604 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Dongguan, China
Mar 24, 2018 – Aug 6, 2019
Going to live in China again :/
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese all to a basic level - including English ;)
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience

Swimming with alligators and piranhas in the Pantanal, Brasil.

Sunrise and a full moon at Nemrut Dagi in knee deep snow and with only me to see it - magic!

Visiting a shaman in the Amazon basin in Ecuador and doing Ayhuasca... trippy

6 day trek to the table top tepuy of Roraima in Venezuala.

Sky diving (Lake Taupo) and doing the 'thrillogy' bungee jumps (Queenstown) in New Zealand.

Getting chased by Komodo Dragons on Rinca Island, Indonesia

4 day Salar de Uyuni trip from Tupiza to Uyuni, Bolivia

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Donsol, Philippines

Diving with Manta Rays in Malapascua, Philippines

8 days on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Scuba diving in Sipadan and Mabul, Malaysia

Angkor Temples in Cambodia

Ciudad Perdida, on a 6 day trek, Colombia

4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru

Kazakhstans sky

Wakhan Valley in Tajikistan

Iran - the best people in the World

Toroko Gorge in Taiwan, simply stunning

Whale watching in Patagonia, Argentina

Potosi Silver mines in Bolivia, heart wrenching

China - just wow, 3 months wasnt enough!

St Petersburg: Incredible city both day and night, oh and meeting Julia ;)

Football: Becoming a member of the 92 club (you must visit all 92 football grounds in the top 4 divisions and watch a competitive game at each).

Watching every home and away game of Leeds United in the 2005/6 season. That was commitment!
Been on the move for the past 10 years, including 4 years teaching in China, 39 months backpacking on one trip and 18 months on another. Currently living in Saint Petersburg, Russia. to see my travel photos from my first trip around the globe, which lasted 18 months!

Looking to meet any travbuddies along the way and share the experiences with them.
S-Jay says:
How are you doing? Long time no chat x
Posted on: May 16, 2017
X_Drive says:
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your chocolate cake!! :D
Posted on: Mar 14, 2017
AvelinoL says:
Happy birthday, from Portugal
Posted on: Mar 14, 2017
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Deats's Travel Blogs

Apr 04, 2015 – Dec 02, 2015
Watching Sophie grow up
Overview 15 words 410 38 260
Living in Russia 2013...
Sep 01, 2013 – Jul 04, 2014
Photos from my new life in Mother Russia
Overview 45 words 484 44 300
Jan 08, 2010 – Jun 30, 2013
China, Macau, Philippines, Mongolia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India. A blog detailing holidays i've taken whilst an EFL teacher in …
Overview 732 words 2,283 151 1,139
This blog was featured on Saturday May 11th, 2013
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Deats's Travel Reviews

Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
A story of how we came to the train station hotel... Gulnara GH... Rang several times to rese…
Ridiculously Expensive "Hostels" in Beijing, China
I must strongly advise that anyone thinking of going to Beijing, should stay well clear of Join …
Expensive "General Tips & Advice" in Seoul, South Korea
I came to Korea knowing one thing for sure, i just had to go and do the DMZ Panmunjom tour to th…
This review was featured on Sunday April 20th, 2008