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Name: david
Hometown: Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Location: Puerto Princesa City, Philippines
Join Date: January 21, 2017
Contributions: davejo has written about 290 places, shared 2,350 photos, left 466 comments, and smiled 545 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
Sri Lanka
Feb 18, 2018 – Mar 12, 2018
South Korea
Jun 18, 2018 – Jul 2, 2018
dream destination
Sept 22 - Oct 2
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, basic in Thai, Spanish, Indonesian and Tagalog
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
trek to Everest---twice---tears in my eyes when i realised my dream
I got the travel bug when i was 19 years old when i traveled by train throughout Europe. In '73 i hitch-hiked around Europe for 8 months, getting as far as Damascus, arriving there at lunchtime on 6th October, almost exactly at the time the Middle East war began. In '74 i returned for 6 more months hitch-hiking around Europe again. Then i settled down for 3 years before leaving in April '77, with the intention of heading overland to Australia, but i was picked up by an American and ended up becoming the Logistics Manager for an American communication company in Jordan. I quit the day John Lennon died in December '81 and headed off for a 6 month trip to S America visiting all the major countries except for Uruguay. Highlights were the carnival in Rio, Iguazu Falls, trekking to Machu Picchu, spending a week on the Amazon river, enjoying my birthday on Lake Titicaca with the Uros Indians. At the end of the trip i went to live in Baguio, Philippines for 18 months.I left the Philippines and flew to Vancouver, spending about 3 months in BC before crossing to Washington DC on the Greyhound Bus. A great deal back then---$99 to male a one month trip, breaking the journey wherever i wanted.Headed back to UK for a couple of months before being offered a job in the DC area. Stayed in the USA for two years and returned to London for a couple of years where i had a successful business. Late 80's to '91 was based in Thailand and was involved in exporting clothes to UK. Itchy feet again, so i backpacked around Asia and Australia from early '92 to early '94. Returned to UK, decided this was not for me so i went to Philippines and have been here ever since. We often take trips out of the country and last year we had two week trips to Australia, Taiwan, Myanmar and Vietnam. In 2015 i took a trip to London, Iceland, Dublin and Edinburgh. This year 2017 we visited Cambodia after a 5 year absence, and Japan in September. Next year already have tickets for Sri Lanka and S Korea.
Toonsarah says:
Thanks for all the comments and smiles on my Japan reviews
Posted on: Dec 31, 2017
Toonsarah says:
Thank you for all the smiles, and Happy New Year!
Posted on: Dec 30, 2017
nolan says:
Here’s to a fruitful travel year in 2018!
Posted on: Dec 27, 2017
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davejo's Travel Blogs

Sep 22, 2017 – Oct 02, 2017
Our first visit to Japan was for 10 days and covered Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka and as we are not city folks we took 5 trips to sm…
Overview 11,336 words 143 59 192
This blog was featured on Sunday October 8th, 2017
A couple of days in Battambang
Feb 28, 2017
This was my first visit to Battambang and found it to be a very pleasant place with many attractions, good restaurants and has …
Overview 1,603 words 53 7 26
A couple of days in Phnom Penh
Feb 25, 2017
I had already seen the main attractions in the capital but i wanted to attend the Hash Run and buy a few souvenirs at the Russi…
Overview 1,415 words 67 12 56
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davejo's Travel Reviews

Very cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Osaka, Japan
Well, as you can see by my ratings we were extremely disappointed with our choice of hotels. Hot…
This review was featured on Friday October 13th, 2017
Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Hiroshima, Japan
We booked this GH 6 months in advance after studying various options. We informed them of our ar…
Cheap "Hostels" in Kyoto, Japan
This hostel was voted number one in Asia back in 2013, i believe and we has no hesitation making…
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