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Name: James
Hometown: Brixham, England, UK
Location: Brixham, England, UK
Join Date: July 6, 2007
Contributions: James1985 has written about 228 places, shared 6,698 photos, left 1,370 comments, and smiled 1,970 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, I can get by with Mandarin and spanish.......just!
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
-Diving Sipidan and Mabul island, Borneo
-trekking through gunung leuser national park and seeing wild orang utans.
-Relaxing at Lake Toba, sumatra
-Watching sunrise at Mount Bromo, java
-The Temples of Prambanam and Borodobur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
-Getting attacked by triggerfish while snorkelling on Pulau Weh
-Tokyo at night, simply mesmerizing.
-Setsubun festival in Kyoto,absolutely mental
-The Dalmation coast in Croatia, possibly my favourite place in the world.
-Seeing the Icaruses of Mostar in Bosnia, mentalists!
-Getting ridiculously drunk in Prague and almost going into a midget strip club
-Relaxing and Diving on the Perhentian islands, malaysia
-Chang Mai and Mrs Wan, the best host you could hope for.
- Riding a motorbike around the stunning scenery Pai, thailand has to offer.
-Halong bay, Vietnam .... beautiful
-Exploring Angkors temples, Cambodia
-Wrestling with tigers, Chang Mai, Thailand
-Cycling round the countryside of Yangshou, stunning.
-Hong kong, people we met and the food was good,really good!
-Pingyao, China and all its small town feel!
-Sleeping on the great wall of china at Huang Ha!
-Sunset at the Golden temple in Amritsar, India.
-India/Pakistan border closing ceremony!
-Sitting in on the Dalai Lamas teaching in Mcleod Ganj
-Jinzhangan grasslands, Inner Mongolia was absolutely beautiful
-Harbin snow and Ice Festival
-Lantern festival in China, the explosive and pretty much life threatening end to New Year
-Swimming with Turtles in Akumal,Mexico
-Palenque and Tikal Ruins, Mexico and Guatemala
-Swimming with Manatees in Belize
-Visiting Maximon in Santiago Atitlan,Guatemala
-seeing Sloths in Monteverde,Costa Rica
-Cruising through the San Blas islands,Panama
-Hiking,Biking and Kayaking in Guatape,Colombia
-Cuyabeno reserve in the Amazon basin,Ecuador
-Inca jungle trail culminating in sunrise at Macchu Picchu
-Death Road,Bolivia
-Salt flats tour,Bolivia
-Iguazu falls,Argentina
I have spent a year backpacking through Asia aswell as a year travelling through Latin America. I have also lived in China for 3 years. Since having a child i have had to stay still for a while, but we have managed to take him on a few trips already.
stefaniegreen says:
Happy Birthday!
Posted on: Oct 15, 2016
spocklogic says:
Posted on: Oct 15, 2015
sylviandavid says:
How exciting! So happy for you. Stacey didn't want to have the birth in China? ;) So glad you saw Phil and Julia. They must have been so happy for you two. Happy Engagement! It appears it will be a good year indeed. Hugs. sylvia
Posted on: Oct 21, 2014
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James1985's Travel Blogs

Sep 08, 2011 – Mar 19, 2012
Parental advisory:Explicit content. A completely unsantised documentation of the trials and tribulations of backpacking through…
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This blog was featured on Monday November 7th, 2011
Escaping Siberia for the Tropics
Jan 29, 2011 – Feb 08, 2011
Brief holiday to Thailand while its Chinese new year!
Overview 7 words 165 3 17
Experiencing the steppes of Inner mongolia
Sep 30, 2010 – Oct 06, 2010
Brief national holiday trip to the mongolian and russian border lands
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James1985's Travel Reviews

Ridiculously Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Harbin, China
OK, so we all know what Harbin is famous for, its the world famous Snow and Ice festival. See…
Cheap "Hostels" in Berlin, Germany
Well its cheap, so you cant expect much. But you can expect the people working there to cheer th…
Cheap "Hostels" in Lake Toba, Indonesia
After a gruelling journey to get there and a nights stay on the mainland, we finally arrived on …