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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 302 places, shared 2,912 photos, left 503 comments, and smiled 558 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
South Korea
Jun 18, 2018 – Jul 2, 2018
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.
king_golo says:
David, where will you go now that TB is also closing down? Any chance to reconnect on TP?
Posted on: Mar 23, 2018
jendara says:
Congrats on your Featured Blog:)
Well done my friend!!!
Posted on: Mar 22, 2018
odiseya says:
Congratulation on your Today's Featured Travel Blog award! Well deserved!
Posted on: Mar 22, 2018
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davejo's Travel Blogs

Feb 19, 2018 – Mar 11, 2018
I visited the hill country to do some hiking, lose some weight, get fit and escape from the heat of the Philippines. I hikes in…
Overview 9,744 words 519 17 28
This blog was featured on Thursday March 22nd, 2018
Jan 25, 2018
A 650 km motorbike ride to Araceli (Dumaran Island), Taytay, San Vicente and Port Barton returning to Puerto Princesa. Recommen…
Overview 1,784 words 43 13 88
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
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davejo's Travel Reviews

Very cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Negombo, Sri Lanka
I arrived here after a 6 hour train and one hour bus journeys and was greeted with a drink and f…
Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
I actually though that the room at this guesthouse was the worst value for money during my visit…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Haputale, Sri Lanka
The building is not yet completed but it was a nice place to stay, even if it was a long walk fr…
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