Raymond

Im male, 34 from West Yorkshire, UK. I work full time, when i go away i tend to go on my own cause friends and family always make the lame excuse they dont have time and money.

Well that isnt going to stop me going away. I like to feel, smell and breathe somewhere different.

Ideally, drop me somewhere in the world and let me wander and get lost.

News Feed of Comments

Raymond

Raymond lol.... been and done. If you want to know what it looks like then just watch the new karate kid film. On the bit where they go up the mountain to drink some water..... thas the mountain.

I set off from the base at 7pm.... walked up till about 9.30pm..... the rain just got harder and harder..... thats when i stopped. By 11pm it wasnt going to stop so i had no choice but to carry on..... by 3.30am i got to a peak.... sat down on a rock thinking it was the east peak. As my eyes adjusted to the scenery of a cloud base (looking down) stars (looking up) then on the left hand side i can just make out a higher peak..... F**k!!! Packed all the stuff and carried on climbing...... 5am...... reach east peak. 5.30am...... see sunrise....... glorious..... speechless...... time to climb down at 6am....... then it hit me....... words can not describe how sh*t scared i was...... my knees started to tremble....... turned to jelly and i was stuck to the ground....... no way was i going to climb back down those bloody steps!!!!

Going up in the middle night with only a torch had hidden all the dangers...... come daylight...... i just realised how stupid i had been. I grabbed the iron handles bars and chain links and gritted my teeth and climbed down. All in all....... as much as i cursed and sweared and wish the earth would swallow me up........ thinking back i enjoyed every minute of it. I went to other peaks before cathcing the cable car down at 4pm........ 21 hours up a mountain..... 2 hours rest and the rest was walking up down.... up down.... up down....... how i survived all the walking i have no idea to this day........ but i want to go back and suffer more. The highlight is the sunrise on east peak....... and the plank walk....... or the chain link rock face climb. Hell even the steep 200m or so single file step up the mountain with sheer drop on either side is a eye popper. If anyone wants to see the pictures on my facebook drop me a line and i'll send you the link.

Todd
Todd Great story Raymond, thanks for sharing. Definitely want to do it some day, maybe next year since we'll be in that neck of the woods.
4 years ago
Ann
Ann Hi, I will be arriving in Hong Kong about the same time. I was planning to travel to beiging to celebrate Chinese New Year at 3rd Feb. What is this Ice festival, what can you see/experience? Grz, Ann
Raymond
Raymond Hey Ann...... (you mailed me other day) Sorry ive been away in Budapest. Harbin is best vistied middle Jan when the ice festival begins. Basically its ice sculptures...... we're talking big ones here..... like 3 storey high building built from ice. Great wall china thats a slide etc etc im landing in hong kong on the 12th jan.... then i have a lfight from shenzhen to harbin on the 13th. Im planning spending a few days there then get a train to beijing for a few days..... mainly to see the great wall..... then train it to hong kong or maybe go to see the huangshan mountain..... but not sure on that yet. What your dates and plans?
4 years ago
Raymond
Raymond 5th sept to 12th Oct. Landing in bangkok, moving on to cambodia, vietnam
Raymond
Raymond hey im going to be in bangkok on the 5th Sept.... making my way up to Shanghai then Hong kong for the 12th Oct. I might catch up with you some place. Ive been to Xi'an (i can give you pointers you need to see mount huahsan) and ive been to beijing too if you need any tips.
Trip | China
Travel Forum
4 years ago
Sanne
Sanne Hey! I accidentally confirmed this trip, since I'm new here. Don't know what that means, but I found out we're at the same time visiting the same countries. Let's keep in touch!
Raymond
Raymond me too, only registered an hour or two ago. Aye if we meet first drink is on me.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Have you thought about riding through Vietnam on a Vespa scooter? I'm planning to go in March 2011 and thats my #1 thing to do :)
4 years ago
Raymond
Raymond is that hire one? if its pick up one place drop off another then im interested..... tell me more
4 years ago
irma1786
irma1786 Type your comment here...hi im heading on ho chi minh on 28 sept. if you around in that place. let me know
4 years ago
Todd
Todd @Raymond Check out this trip for details on how to rent a Vespa in Vietnam. http://globetrooper.com/vietnam-vespa-adventure-2011
4 years ago
1 to 5 of 5 Posts
Raymond

Vital Stats

Name Raymond
Home Country United Kingdom
Contact Trooper Send Message

My Facebook Page My Skype

Travel Trivia

What is the world's northernmost capital city (of an independent country)?

Trivia: What is the world's northernmost capital city (of an independent country)?

  •  
  •  
  •  

Profile Menu

Countries

Countries I've Visited

... to be completed

Activities

Activities I Prefer