Season’s Greetings – Travel Changes Everything!

Please click on the video below for a Seasonal Message from the “MASTERS” Team.

 

 

TRAVEL CHANGES EVERYTHING

A few photos you may have seen already and many you won’t.  These are just some of our thoughts following four months on the road.

Meeting people from all over the World enhances your understanding and broadens your mind.

Friendships can be fleeting…

Friendships can be fleeting…

…Some a little longer….

…Some a little longer….

…Others can be safe in the knowledge that you will meet again one day - $5 Canadian Dollars says so!

…Others can be safe in the knowledge that you will meet again one day – $5 Canadian Dollars says so!

You do things that you never thought you could… or would!

Abseiling down sheer rock faces…

Abseiling down sheer rock faces…

…Getting down and dirty…

…Getting down and dirty…

…Fast and furious - well it was for me!

…Fast and furious – well it was for me!

Appreciating every single moment is so important…

…As you may not be coming back this way anytime soon

…As you may not be coming back this way anytime soon

It doesn’t take long to realise you can’t say everything you really think everywhere in the World.

Always be on guard in the Big C

Always be on guard in the Big C

You realise that a relationship that survives travelling, is a pretty special one.

Fishing for compliments – nice line Mark!

Fishing for compliments – nice line Mark!

You can act out fantasies without fear and nobody will laugh…

Baywatch Bailey

Baywatch Bailey

If you have a roof over your head, you are a lucky person!

Homelessness – a problem the World over

Homelessness – a problem the World over

It’s the simple things that matter most.

Boy do you appreciate the things you take for granted at home (flushing toilets)…

Boy do you appreciate the things you take for granted at home (flushing toilets)…

…When water is not on tap

…When water is not on tap

Chatting to people you would never normally meet gives you an understanding and perspective you simply can’t get in everyday life.

Skinny Hai, we won’t forget…

Skinny Hai, we won’t forget…

…And clear realisation that there is always light even at the end of the darkest tunnel

…And clear realisation that there is always light even at the end of the darkest tunnel

You soon realise there are two sides to most stories…

Everest, as rarely seen from the “Chinese side”

Everest, as rarely seen from the “Chinese side”

When you get up close and personal with amazing wildlife, you suddenly discover new found respect for nature.

There are little monkeys wherever you are in the World…

There are little monkeys wherever you are in the World…

…If we don’t look after endangered species, there’ll be little left

…If we don’t look after endangered species, there’ll be little left

Travel helps you understand that life is not about the past or the future, it’s the present that really matters.

Time to reflect

Time to reflect

More often than you think, people are not always quite what they seem!

The fun comes from digging a little deeper to find out what really makes people tick

The fun comes from digging a little deeper to find out what really makes people tick

Sadly some countries are better than others when it comes to caring for the environment.

Carry on like this and there will be problems!

Carry on like this and there will be problems!

You soon realise how few pocessions you really need.

Travelling light

Travelling light

There’s more to fast food than a Big Mac – sometimes you just need to put it in your mouth and chew!

Tourist treats – but in Cambodia a staple diet to survive, not long ago

Tourist treats – but in Cambodia a staple diet to survive, not long ago

We think in the so called “modern world” we have problems.

No! The people of Nepal have problems – first the earthquake…

No! The people of Nepal have problems – first the earthquake…

…Now the lack of fuel

…Now the lack of fuel!

There’s always something that makes you smile!

This still does three months later

This still does three months later

Scary spiders in the bathroom at home aren’t really scary.

Now that’s scary!

Now that’s scary!

The more you travel, the more you want to travel.

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

We wish all our friends and family seasonal greetings and a very happy 2016!

Best wishes

Mark and Sarah x

Happy New Year - see you in 2016!

Happy New Year – see you in 2016!

 

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  1. Sue birley

    Happy Christmas to you both. I have loved reading all the blogs and in some way travelling with you. Continue to have a wonderful time and your travels into 2016. My life will be changing in the new year as I move on from Theobalds. Best wishes to you both. Sue. X

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  2. Matt Evans

    Hi guys, not commented on your blogs yet but just want to say I’ve read every single one and they’re great! Really love getting an email notifying me that you’ve published another entry as I know I’ll enjoy reading the informative and funny stories about what you’re getting up to. It’s also been good for escapism as I normally read it on a cold and dreary working day in Manchester! Great to hear of all the experiences you’ve had, and it’s really nice to hear how open you are on your perspective (on life, nature, people, etc.) changing as you travel.

    Merry Christmas down under and a happy new year!

    Matt

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    • Ahhhh you have cheered me up with that comment Matt. Thanks for taking the trouble to drop us a line – really appreciated!!!! Hope your work is going well – say hi to your Mum and Dad and S of course. See you in Manchester or York in 2016! Cheers M and S

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  3. Dear both Lovely video greeting and wonderful retrospective of your last four months worth of adventures Hopefully you received our e-card Have a great time in Adelaide and we look forward to hearing about the next phase of your journey As Monty Python would have it, it’s always a case of “…and now for something completely different” Can’t wait Merry Christmas and safe travels Ian Sent from my iPad

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  4. shane

    Excelleent, Professional, Informative,and well worth sharing. Thank you
    Look forward to seeing you on Monday. TIME? Barossa tour Tuesday. B B Q Wednesday.
    Children looking forward to seeing you—– and so say all of us. Love Mum and Dad.

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  5. Chris Thompson

    Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy the rest of your travels in the New Year. Stay safe. Chris

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  6. Love your travel highlights so far.
    Hope your both having an amazing time and AUSTRALIA! I would love to go there!
    Merry Christmas from me, Bob, Mum and Dad!
    xxx

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  7. I am utterly and completely jealous but I shall keep this thought to myself. Have a great Christmas 🎄🎄🎄☃☃☃☃ down under and keep the blogs coming. As I said near the start of your great adventure the book will be fantastic, the film will be even better! Christmas quiz for your readers who should play the part of Sarah and who do we cast as Mark? Could be bigger than Star Wars! Travel safe.

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  8. Steve Norcliffe

    It has been fantastic to share part of 2015 with you both. We are looking forward to 2016 and wish you a very Happy Christmas and an exciting and healthy new year.
    Steve and Jo
    XX

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  9. David Parker

    Your posts on your blog are great mark and Sarah. Loved the video was great to see and hear you. Have a great Christmas. David and Jo x

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  10. Mary@icloud.com

    Brilliant pictorial and thoughtful summary of your travels thus far. All good wishes to you both for Christmas and 2016.

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