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    Thanks lads for the replies,
    my head has not stopped spinning since
    reaching Coonoor, the Wood family have
    taking in me into their homes and hearts
    and now call me their cousin from Ireland.

    I just dont have the words....
    will give another wee update in a few days
    with more foto's

    thanks again
    joe the indian celt
    Travel is fatal to hatred, bigotry and prejudice.
    love n laughter

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    fantastic

    Joe, the story so far is amazing. I hope that you got a good price for the television rights. The book should be make the best seller list, as well.
    Your Gran must be blown away with the news and the whole family extremely proud of you.
    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, but what are you going to do next to top this?
    Last edited by nud1e; 16-02-08 at 16:17. Reason: spelin
    "Why, but there's many a man hath more hair than wit." Act 2, Scene 2, A Comedy of Errors

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    excellent.

    as Nudle says, this is quality 'real life' stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nud1e View Post
    Joe, the story so far is amazing. I hope that you got a good price for the television rights. The book should be make the best seller list, as well.
    Your Gran must be blown away with the news and the whole family extremely proud of you.
    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, but what are you going to do next to top this?
    nud1e from one Belfast man to another,
    I dont give a fiddler's about the TV rights my friend,
    do you see the clip of flim of Mayberne talk i will treasure
    it for the rest of my life............

    As for what's next hopefully I can trace a link on me father's side
    to China would be nice......well I know he likes tea from a china cup

    As for me family they still think im a gabshite,
    which is the way i like it
    Travel is fatal to hatred, bigotry and prejudice.
    love n laughter

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    Quote Originally Posted by the celt View Post
    nud1e from one Belfast man to another,
    I dont give a fiddler's about the TV rights my friend,
    do you see the clip of flim of Mayberne talk i will treasure
    it for the rest of my life............

    As for what's next hopefully I can trace a link on me father's side
    to China would be nice......well I know he likes tea from a china cup

    As for me family they still think im a gabshite,
    which is the way i like it
    we are unworthy
    "Why, but there's many a man hath more hair than wit." Act 2, Scene 2, A Comedy of Errors

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    Guess who made front page of
    The Indian Express

    But there's a few mistakes in it,
    for example even on a bad day there is no way
    I look 41, can understand how he got 21 and 41
    mixed up...
    And as for training motorcycle racer's

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    Travel is fatal to hatred, bigotry and prejudice.
    love n laughter

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    Quote Originally Posted by the celt View Post
    Guess who made front page of
    The Indian Express
    Well, I suppose it makes a nice change from being in the court pages of the Andytown News.



    Well done yourself Joe.
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    wow

    great stuff joe, and here,s me thinking i was doing good making a trip to aughrim to visit my relations

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    Joe, just starting a rumour that Euan McGregor is to play you in the film of the book.
    Bit of a re-write needed to to include Charley Boring in the role of your trusty companion.
    "Why, but there's many a man hath more hair than wit." Act 2, Scene 2, A Comedy of Errors

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    Well lads n ladies,
    left Coonoor a few days back, cant belive how many friends i made there
    a really great place to visit or even live, Norman Wood who is Philip Wood's
    son really looked after me was invited to the Coonoor Club for G n T's at
    11am and then some lunch, there was me sitting with retired Major's
    , Air Commanders, Tea Plantation Owners and the like, tellin me wee tales of
    travels

    There is so much that has happened I will let the video tell the rest, but I
    did call and see Mayberne again before i left to thank him and also to give
    him a copy of my old foto's. He was over the moon as a few years back he
    was robbed and all his old foto's where taken.

    I left Coonoor and headed to Otty and then to a back road north, I stopped
    of at a wee village for water and the next thing I have a crowd round me with a newspaper, sure wasnt i in the Tamil news as well this time with a foto, I then was asked to sign a few copies of the paper, Bono eat your
    heart out









    This is me with the cop, reggie, kristna, thomas


    outside Coonoor Club

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    Norman Wood and Lorraine his wife and Alan Oakley





    Travel is fatal to hatred, bigotry and prejudice.
    love n laughter

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    Such a big bike

    Jo,
    Looks like you're still living the dream.
    WOW even got your pic in the local rag.
    For me the ride from Nepal home on my little 135cc seems like a dream
    16th months of travels all compressed into what seems like a weekend.
    Same job, same desk, same people.
    Dreaming of Argentenia and Peru and Chilli.
    I think we need a couple beers when you get back so you can lend me some advise.
    be safe and be as good as you can
    Craig

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    Nice read Joe, enjoy the road mate

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    Admiration

    Joe

    I'll never do what you have done and I really admire you for actually getting off your backside and doing something most of us only dream about. Well done.

    Good luck and stay safe.

    Phil

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    Joe,
    fantastic stuff.
    Beyond just amazing and right into the fabulous.
    Best of all, you've done it and thats something you'll always have.

    ...musing......my grandpa was from Australia....wonder how much time off work i can get............

    moto

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    Fascinating Joe... absolutely fascinating

    Keep us posted matie.... helluva story, you put us right in there

    Adventure.GS
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