The Final Day of Our SE Asia Travels

Our last day in SE Asia - Kuala LumpurBy @wayoutfarvicki

We found our diary entry for our last day on our SE Asia travels back from 2009 and wanted to share it with you as we celebrate 5 years since we got back…

7th June 2009 So here we are – our very last day away from home and it’s our last day in SE Asia. We’re in Kuala Lumpur. So many places have become home over the past 15 months that going back to London just feels like another adventure. We slept in until 11am in our windowless room in which was so stuffy. I long for a good night’s sleep soon! Then we fed up on free breakfast and cught the train to the Petronas Towers – the largest twin buildings in the world.
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    A Night with Dragon and Flagon London Pub Tours

    The Ship Tavern, HolbornBy @wayoutfarvicki

    Last month, I was kindly invited to join the Dragon and Flagon London Pub Tour (disclaimer: via Twitter for free – lucky me!) and being that I had found myself kind of stuck in a rut with the pubs that I frequent in central London, took up the kind offer only if to provide a useful service to the Way Out Far readership and not simply just to enjoy several pints of London’s finest beer and ale on a Friday night. Honest.

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      The Travel Bug Has Hit: Trans-Siberian Express Anyone?

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      It hit about two days ago. I was sat in front of the television watching a show about people who couldn’t understand why they were putting on weight and then BAM! – my brain woke up from it’s stupor and shouted at me: “YOU HAVEN’T TRAVELLED ON THE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS YET!!” This is how the travel bug bites (is it the same for you?) and once it had I couldn’t think of anything else and so abandoned my banal TV watching to research, research, research!

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        Road Trip to Cornwall

        wayoutfar-cornwall-lands-end-sign A couple of weeks back we headed on a road trip to Cornwall to celebrate our two year wedding anniversary. We had wanted to head down to The English Rivera for some time and couldn’t wait to pick a car, fire up the GoPro and soak in some seaside.

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          Road Trip to SXSW 2014 (with GoPro)

          We bought and GoPro Hero as it felt like a lot of our videos are a touch on the shaky side when using any camera bigger than our hands. Vicki was also heading to SXSW 2014, the interactive conference in Austin, Texas (after raving about her trip last year) so we thought we would combine the two together in this video for you. We think the stop animation worked much better than the sped-up video but we’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

          Josh made the tune. You can hear more of his stuff over on: https://soundcloud.com/josh-u-r

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            More Vintage Postcards – New York Edition

            Way Out Far - Vintage Postcards
            Here at Way Out Far, we’re big fans of vintage postcards, often found when stumbling across thrift shops and fleas markets when we are away. Vintage postcards are a great way of seeing how where people used to travel and how they used to travel. We had a rummage around the Brooklyn Flea Market last autumn (or Fall depending what side of the pond you are on) when visiting New York and this is what we found.
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              Planning the Perfect Iceland Road Trip in Winter

              Jökulsárlón iceberg glacier lagoon, IcelandBack in December, we headed off for our planned Iceland road trip around the island between Christmas and the start of the new year. Our main aim was to get away from it all and seek out the hallowed Northern Lights. If Joanna Lumley can do it, then so can we! Remember that we had only really done road trips in warm countries, so we really had to think ahead this time and make some preparations that we may have usually left until we were on the road.

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                The High Line – One of New York City’s Best Parks

                Way Out Far - New York City High Line
                Over to the lower west side of New York City is The High Line  - a  raised park park built on a 1.45-mile section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad. Surely if you’ve been to New York City, you’ve been there? It’s one of the worst-kept secrets in town! We visited one weekday evening last year as the sun was setting and thought it was high-time to share our walk with you through this photo essay…

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