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Hi everyone, Chris here. In just over 3 weeks' time, Jennifer and I will be embarking on an exciting 4 month trip to Asia. We have both taken sabbaticals from work and will be spending the time travelling from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur via Nepal, India, Indochina and Thailand.

Several people have asked me if I'd be writing a blog - I suppose that question has now been answered! It's something I've considered before but always with a few reservations. We've tried keeping journals on some of our trekking holidays but after the first couple of weeks I have to admit it's harder to maintain momentum!. Indeed, my first travel journal was an epic that filled three notebooks, recording my experiences during six months of travel through South America. Despite my best efforts to keep it up-to-date, the second half was written at home, several months after I returned! The unsurprising truth is that we both prefer the experiences of travel to writing about them afterwards.

On the other hand, sharing photos of our trip whilst we're on the road is something we're both quite excited about. Our families have been subjected to some marathon slideshows over the years, and I'm sure they are already dreading the prospect of 4 months-worth in one sittting. Putting our best photos on a website as we go will hopefully save them from this fate!

I shopped around for a solution and settled on Travellerspoint, where this blog is hosted. It has only a few discreet adverts, features a map of our route and allows us to upload unlimited photos. Don't worry, I'm sure we'll be limited in practice by the connection speed in Internet caf├ęs and the rate at which our camera fills memory cards! You can use http://parsonsontour.travellerspoint.com or the simpler URL http://www.parsonsontour.co.uk to find us. Go on, bookmark it now!

We leave on 18th September, but before we go I'll write another entry with some details of the places and activities we'll be taking in. In the meantime you can take a look at our Travel Map for an idea of where we're heading. Once we're on the move, the blog entries may be sporadic at times, so there's hopefully no danger of this becoming a chore.

Posted by Chris Parsons 14:49

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Have a fabulous time. We'll be following your travels with interest. Have fun x.

by shonasimmons

Looking forward to seeing and hearing all about it :-) x x

by Andrew Gameson

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