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Name: Zoe Handscombe

From: United Kingdom

About Me: I decided to take a career break after working for 10 years. I sold up, left work and headed out to discover some of the world, and hopefully a bit about myself in the process. An extreme way to redress the work-life balance, but what an adventure!
The hardest thing was making the decision to go. Once I'd decided, the planning was half the fun. I divided the trip into two sections with a month at home in between.
Now it is all over and I am left with a thousand memories and this blog to keep them aliveā€¦

If you would like the password and username for the blogs, leave me a message on Facebook or e-mail and I'll send you the details.

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1,546 photos
239 entries
169 locations

Currently in:

Orchard Road, Singapore

Most recent entry:

30 Jan 2016On the road again...
(Chinatown, Singapore)

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zobeedoo's Travel blogs

Chinese New Year in Singapore and Borneo

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30 Jan 2016 - (unspecified)
visitors: 10,625


Ailsa and I are on the road again, this time for the last fortnight of Ailsa's sabbatical. We spent a week in Singapore enjoying the build up to the Chinese New Year celebrations, followed by 5 days in Borneo with a friend to see the family side of things

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Scenic Vietnam 2015

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30 Oct 2015 - 14 Nov 2015
visitors: 29,229
Halong Bay boat trip

Halong Bay boat trip

18 months after I came home from my travels, I finally dusted off the backpack and set out for Asia again. Vietnam was one of my favourite countries and remained high on the list of places to revisit. This time, I went back on the road with Intrepid

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Zoe's Big World Adventure Part II - #5 Divemaster Training in Gili Trawangan

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12 Mar 2014 - 11 May 2014
visitors: 9,533
Christina and I hit 100 dives!

Christina and I hit 100 dives!

The big finale of the big world adventure is to spend two months in the Gili Islands, near Lombok, working my way up to become a PADI Divemaster. I'll be working in a dive centre and aiming to hit the big 100 dives before I come home again...

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Zoe's Big World Adventure Part II - #4 New Zealand and Australia

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15 Jan 2014 - 12 Mar 2014
visitors: 49,301


I had so much fun in New Zealand and Australia that I'm going back around again! This time I'll see more of the North Island and catch up with friends and family in Melbourne

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Zoe's Big World Adventure Part II - #3 Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

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19 Dec 2013 - 13 Jan 2014
visitors: 50,176


This is the big highlight of the year. Joined by my parents and reunited with Ailsa, we'll spend Christmas in Quito, then travel to Galápagos for New Year, celebrating in style with a week on the Queen Beatriz catamaran visiting the southern islands.

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16 locations

Zoe's Big World Adventure Part II - #2 Mexico, Belize and Costa Rica

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6 Nov 2013 - 19 Dec 2013
visitors: 40,982


I met Christina in April. We travelled a bit of Australia together and both learned to dive. Now we're off to Mexico and Belize to see what the Caribbean and the Great Mesoamerican Reef have to offer, before I head down to Costa Rica for 10 days.

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10 locations

Zoe's Big World Adventure Part II - #1 America

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21 Sep 2013 - 6 Nov 2013
visitors: 251,471


Here I go again! After the incredible experiences of my first Big World Adventure, I'm off again for part two, starting with a classic American Road Trip through California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona...

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39 entries
28 locations

Zobeedoo's Big World Adventure, Part I

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18 Jan 2013 - 15 Aug 2013
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Marahau Bridges, Abel Tasman

Marahau Bridges, Abel Tasman

The first part of my trip will take in South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia. I'm looking forward to seeing new places, revisiting some old places as well as meeting friends and family along the way.

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114 entries
80 locations