As stated before I am a poorly bunny, Not in a wasting away sense and am certainly not going to pop off at any time soon but have had a bit of a hammering, the original plan was to ease back into work ect ect but I have decided to go for a wander....in a global sense. The Mrs is starting her masters this year P/T, the house is bought and paid for, so I am potentially (with the right planning and input) in store for a cracking time !! A mammoth booze fest is out due to my lurgy but the odd night out wont kill me....I am going to start in the U.K. then over to Thailand-Vietnam-Cambodia-(a brief visit to a mate in Rotuma, Fiji)- then onto the lower Pacific Islands then am going to swing back the U.S. way if all goes to plan ! I know many of you on here have 'been about' a bit and I am looking for some input !!!! And if anyone has any less than salubrious ideas then feel free !! The things that would help me formulate some ideas would be any info on the following : : (1) Some decent diving, unhurried, uncluttered and pleasing on the eye. (2) Quirky, out of the way bars and hangouts, the kind of place where names are scratched on walls from the 70's and you can get a free feed if you wash up ! (3) A good place to parachute, just some low level, sports rig, clapped out Cessna stuff. (4) Monuments, museums, local landmarks, points of interest ect. I know this could be put together on the t'internet in a day and be packed, booked and fooked off in seconds few but I am clinging to the fact that service types habitually seek out the 'off the beaten track' stuff, Im switched on with the traveller thing, I wandered around Goa and North Africa for a while and suffered only one indignity, robbed by a group of knee high knife wielders in Asmara, Eritrea !! Cheers all in advance !! An excited Reni !!