Sheppo89

29 year old guy from Liverpool, England who finally give up the rat race to travel. Sold my home, my car and most of my possessions to do so. This is just a list of places I’ve been, so the dates are correct but not the amount of time!
Living in: Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Day1514

    Asia Tour - Phuket Old Town

    May 5 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Cool day here today - walked around the old town which is quite nice. It’s relatively small and easy to walk around. Headed to the market which is one of the best I’ve been to as most of it is like small Etsy type stalls. Bought a few presents for back home - prices here are more expensive here than most markets but it kinda makes sense I guess if it’s all handmade - I also had an amazing mango smoothie here which was so refreshing.

    Also around these areas there’s quite a bit of cool street art and some of the buildings are interesting as they don’t really fit in with the local area.

    Cool place - would visit again
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  • Day1513

    Asia Tour - Phuket - Thailand

    May 4 in Thailand ⋅ 🌬 25 °C

    Arrived in Phuket after a quick over night stop in Bangkok after Phnom Pehn.

    The hostel I’m staying in is kinda off the grid, it’s brand new and no one knows where it is so it took a while to get here!

    When I arrived I threw my bag in my room and just headed out towards the chillva market which is a cool place - got some food and stuffed my face!

    Heading out to Phuket old town tomorrow - I’ve heard its got a cool street market there
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  • Day1509

    Asia Tour - Phnom Pehn - Cambodia

    April 30 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 36 °C

    Had another little walk around the city today - it’s certainly a developing one. Building works everywhere, new roads, and infrastructure being built. But if you look over the river it’s very traditional, houses on wooden stilts on the river banks!

    I did find it to be quiet too, especially down by the river banks, I expected it to be much busier. Not that I was complaining like!!

    I also managed to get tickets to the avengers in 4DX - cost me £6 for a ticket! SIX QUID!! For a 4D blockbuster film! I imagine it’s close to £20 back home!!

    The film was awesome - one of the best films I’ve ever seen - Iron Man is a hero!!!

    It also seems that Tom Holland is incredibly popular here in Cambodia as when he came on screen there was huge and I mean huge screams etc, even louder than when Captain America lifted Mjolnir!!!!

    After that i walked around of the malls that they have here - not as big as the ones in Bangkok but they’re alright I guess, considering Cambodia is a much poorer country than Thailand!

    It was getting late so I headed back to the hotel, got comfy in bed and watched Thor Ragnarock as my room had fox movies 🎥
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  • Day1508

    Asia Tour - Phnom Penh

    April 29 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Got my mini bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh today - as journeys go it was ok. Few scary moments but you do kinda get used to it in a sense after a while!

    I managed to read a bit more of Jordan Peterson’s book -an antidote to chaos. Brilliant book!

    My hotel is brilliant - I’m so glad to just have my own room and bathroom to myself and 4 pillows!!! Sick of surviving on one ahhaha - the hotel is nice as are staff. Im pretty certain they have no idea what I’m saying as I’ve given up on talking slower and softer. It’s exhausting hahahah.

    Phnom Penh isn’t the prettiest of cities in the world however you can see french influences everywhere which is nice.

    I just had a little walk around today - but mainly enjoyed having my own room 😄😄
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  • Day1506

    Asia Tour - Siem Reap - Cambodia

    April 27 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Had a nice relaxing day today after trekking all over the temples yesterday - I ate all the food i could. Khmer rice is my new favourite food - beats anything I’ve eaten since travelling!!!! And the beer here isn’t too bad either and for a dollar it tastes even better

  • Day1505

    Asia Tour - Angkor Wat - Cambodia

    April 26 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Unbelievable place! Got up early this morning to head to Angkor wat. I went with an American girl called Sara who I met the day before a former USA gymnast. She was a bit mental like but sound.

    We got a tuk tuk to collect our tickets then to pick up our bikes so we could cycle around the area as it’s massive!

    First stop was Angkor wat - this place is incredible, how it’s survived so long and remain in such good condition is amazing. The stone work is extremely intricate and it looks like at some point it was all red, green and coloured in.

    The temple it’s self isn’t that big but it fits a lot into it and I got some cool photos of it!

    Next we headed on to the next temple which is about 3km up the road. This was my favourite temple, it reminded me of tomb raider!

    We spent all day just going from temple to temple in the unrelenting heat - it was 40° with humidity of around 85 - it was awful to walk around in!

    You could spend a week exploring the temples here no problem - it’s huge and there’s so much to do and see!!!!
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  • Day1503

    Asia Tour - Siem Reap - Cambodia

    April 24 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 36 °C

    Arrived in a Siem reap after the most ball ache of a border crossing I’ve ever had to do in my life. Utter chaos, no electricity in any buildings, locals looking to take advantage of vulnerable tourists all this after the second most uncomfortable journey I’ve had.

    But - I made it and I’m here for 5 nights. I’m basically only here for Angkor Wat, gonna get myself a 3 day ticket and just spend my time doing that here as it’s another thing off my bucket list done!

    However the hostel is really nice, but my bed is just out of the way of the air con so at night I’m boiling hahahaha
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  • Day1502

    Asia Tour - Bangkok - Thailand

    April 23 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Didn’t do anything yesterday just had a chill day on khao san road drinking mango smoothies with rum playing footy manager. Boss.

    Today I went to explore all the malls, my favourite was MBK mall as it had everything you could want, luxury designer gear, fakes, huge food court and even a cinema. I went to watch the New hell boy which is shite, but what was annoying the whole cinema was empty and these two people chose to sit next to me!!!!

    Could of spent a lot of money in here but I’d have no way of carrying it ☹️
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  • Day1500

    Asia Tour - Maeklong/Damnoen - Thailand

    April 21 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    Another busy day today - off to the railway markets and floating markets, again as this is something I missed first time around.

    Picked up from outside the hostel then we where taken to the salt fields to see how it’s harvested which was cool I guess. From there we got on the actual train that goes through the markets which was cool, although the locals didn’t seem too pleased about it 😂

    After the train pulled into the station at the market we got to walk around and explore it and it was cool - extremely crowded and narrow but seeing all the produce just at the side of the tracks was awesome, and seeing how they pack it up for when the trains come is even cooler - i got the best mango smoothie I’ve ever had at the market, it was amazing!

    After the market we had a trip to the floating markets, first by coach then by long tail boat which was class! It was not safe at all which made it more exciting as when other boats came past the wash from their boats made ours lean quite a bit, there was a few iffy moments.

    Arriving at the market it was chaotic, so many boats and people all in a small place, it was boss seeing all the food and stuff being sold from the boats. I also got some food from a restaurant just off the market which was recommended to me by thr tour guide - 30baht for spicy chicken and rice! It was super tasty I ended up giving the woman in the boat 100 baht and she was so happy she gave me a coconut ice cream as she wouldn’t let me walk away without taking it hahahaha.

    After that we had a mad rush back into Bangkok as the city was closing due to a practice run of a parade next month in honour of the king. We made it back, I had a quick nap before heading to Chinatown for some food before A few drinks at the sky bar
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