Response: Mate Stella is a two timeing bitch, I have had a whirlwind romance with her for the past four months lol! Looking forward to a catch up some time next week mate-good old Spoons I reckon!
Response: Got to spend time with family Sunday and Monday mate! We will catch up soon but to be honest mate I´m in the red like you wouldn´t believe! Pus my liver packed its bags and left! Yeh Liverpool will be good, lookin forward to seeing everyone. Still two more days of sunshine to enjoy on Copacabana though, surfs up!
Response: ohhhh the memories please don´t remind me! Yes, looking forward to coming home and seeing you and everyone. lots to do though; PGCE application (which I will draft on flight home), get a job and buy new clothes (with no money)! Hope you enjoyed your birthday, sorry we missed it! Lots of love and thanks for reading! Love Johnathan X
Response: Well hopefully I might start straight away in my old place but in the school-waiting to hear back though. Does Laura work with kids yeh? What kind of kids (is it Autism)? What kind of work is it-in their homes or a school? Glad to hear shes enjoying it and stuck with it! You come in handy for all kinds don´t you mate!
Response: Very priveliged indeed wow! Get back on the 30th sometime so will be uncontactable for that day probably-asleep lol. Also my backaccount is 1500into my overdraft and my credit cards to the same tune!!! Hope I get into work pretty quickly overwise I will be swallowed by debt-all been worth though. Havin fab time in Salvador, Brazil. Hitting the beach on Friday! Off to Rio in a week for a few days then back home. I will see about getting a Brazilain Senorita in my rucksack, should have some space becasue Im giving all my old clothes away before I leave-cant stand the sight of them! Sian says a big Ola Amigo and Amiga (Laura). Take care and see you soon X
Response: Hi Nat! Missing Spanish, Portuguese is very hard! Yeh, looks like everything has worked out well with flights (apart from a little set back actually getting to the Amazon). Amazon was amazing and Salvador looks lovely (its 12.30am and have just arrived here so will report more soon). Thanks for the message and see you and Liam soon! X
Response: Hi Mum, Argentina is lovely, really like it. We will definatly be visiting again along with other countries in South America (we have said this about everywere I know). We left Buenos Aires the other day and arrived in Iguazu via internal flight two days ago. Iguazu has been amazing. Iguazu is home to the best waterfalls in the world, they were immense-we got soaked! We leave for Brazil today via bus across the boarder to the Brazilian side of the Falls. Then tomorrow morning at 6am our time we fly to Manuas (Amazon) via internal flight. We start our four day tour of the Amazon then and then fly to Salvador (beaches) via another internal flight and after about 6 nights we fly (internal) to Rio De Janeiro for our last three days before flying home with BA. So we are mostly using internal flights to get about in South America. We could have used buses and saved money but we did not have the time to waste travelling. We are using one of Brazil's biggest airlines (only Brazilians can buy budget airline tickets) so its safe, don't worry! Its cost us a lot but we have been able to do a lot with our limited time here. This last part of our trip should be amazing. Will post a blog very soon, have been so busy! P.S the organisation of this South America tour (travel and tours) has been a nightmare but sorted now so time to enjoy!!! Love to everyone, miss you all X X X X X
Response: Naughty! We are in Argentina now making are way to Brazil. Brazil will be our last chance to catch some sun before we come home (less than 3 weeks now). Thaks for the offer of a lift but I think were sorted, its
Matty Fest anyway mate so I guess you will be ovtherwise occupied (I on the other hand will be asleep)! Thanks for getting in touch, speak again before my return! love to your mum and dad and Raymondo!
Response: Hey mate, glad to hear your hol went well, looked lovely, jelous of your big beers! No All Backs I´m affraid but we did do Cirque Du Soleil which was amazing! Looking forward to getting back and catching up with you two! Bye for now...
Response: Bloody freezing here, were actually using a room heater! Saying that though I am loveing Argentina especially speaking Spanish-you should have seen me on the plane, the stewardess was lappng it up lol. Its early morning here and we havn´t even been out to explore yet but getting a good feeling about here! Your pics look lovely, just another place to add to our list of destinations to visit! lol. I am looking forward to getting back and comparing our blogs, from what it sounds like our blogs are like somehing out of a Lorrel and Hardy sketch haha X
Response: Yeh looking into the sky dive, think its defo on the cards just need to fit it in somehow. there are loads of bungy jumps and crazy other stuff to do but think we can only afford a dive. Can't wait for Cirque Du Solei, will be brill, no pics allowed though!!! Google Beatles Love by Cirque the vid looks really cool, the one were watching is Dralion though! Just about to post my airport blog about Sapporo will catch up with return to Tokyo and Auckland soon! Good to hear from you and speak soon! Love to everyone X
Response: I have booked myself into rehab when I return. Japan hasn't been the cold turkey session I expected, still managed to get my fix haha. Yes I awoke the next day, found my food in the fridge, warmed it in the toaster (not a normal toaster) and eat it for dinner (-the toilet roll)! Speaking of larger consumption Sian (the none beer drinking lady) surpassed herself. We have discovered that shandy isn't that bad. She made quite the dent in that 6 liter tower! Much to my annoyance I might add ;-) Thanks for the message Paula. I dont know if Sian has mentioned but we are planning themed dinner parties when we return, you gain? There will be beer! Opps there goes my detox... X
Response: Not a problem! I have already told Sian I want to learn how to do it after going to that restaurant. Please tell me is that Liam who is pretending to be 'The Duckman' (I won't tell him you told me). Love Johnathan X
Response: Good to hear from you, Im sorry Ghent wasnt all that! Glad Ian liked the pics, ask him if he can knock some one out with his foot too?
Response: haha. I can imagine what it was like reading about it, strangely my dad said he enjoyed reading about it??? Me and Sian will post links for Japan pics on our blogs today x x x
Response: Can I please make one thing cler! Sian wantd to go on the quad as much as me I did not 'bully' her lol. Actually we both decided to pay more for a quad rather than rent a scooter, we would have died on a scooter! We had a good time really and just laughed about it once we knew we survived. Just wanted to clear that up as there appears to be an anti-Johnathan lobby forming on Sians blog lol. Kyoto blog is due up tonorrow with piccies we think. We have got the street festival for the Gion festival tomorrow morning and afternon so maybe after that before the evening. Off to watch Harry Potter in the cinema now!!! Lots of love, Johnatahn X
Response: Nans number is....??? I think you forgot to put the number in mum either that or it is a very short number? At least I know what time dad finishes, will call soon as I can, nans number please.
Arrived in Kyoto not long ago.　Ｉts was prety tuff going with our backpacks, in agony really. Ｋyoto looks lovely though. The Gion Festival started properly today so there are night stalls etc open tonight so going to check them out and their is a big street parade on the 17th so that should be amazing. Having lots of fun and love Japan. Love to everyone, miss you all X X X
Response: Cant ring me unfortunatlym even though our sim cards were meant to work in Japan we have no signal? We are trying to figer out the pay phones here so we will call soon. When does dad finish work of the weekends now? Also you havnt give me nans number! Stay awat from the chock bannahs if you want to keep the weight off!!! Sushi on the other hand is very healthy! Went to a kabuki (traditional japanese theatre) show last night, it was amazing, you would have really liked it I think. Speak soon x x x
Response: Think we are almost sorted with the accomodation, Sapporo is a go go but on diiferent dates and in an expensive hostel. Mount Fuji had to be dropped though, no accodation at all. Might squeeze somewere else in on way back to Tokyo but we will have seen a lot. It was very stressful though, we did not expect this at all. At least it is all pretty much sorted now and we can enjoy the rest of our trip. Japan is amazing, so much to do and see. Highly recoomend it, probably best as a trip on its own though lol.
Me and Sian were talking about sing star the other night after my debut haha. I didnt like that incase you didnt know lol. Maybe if you got a beatles collection on sing star that would be different? Lots of love Johnathan x
Response: konnichiwa, genki? No idea who Duckman is. I have a couple of suspicions (Liam, Harry from Kenya or Sam from South Africa) but for now it appears they prefer to stay annonymous. Get you with your Japanease by the way. Its one thing copying it from a book but you try saying the stuff! Quad was so funny, unreal really. So your home the first weekend in September then? Looks like drinks are on you lol! Id say speak to you soon but I am at the mo on Facebook chat lol. So I suppose Ill just say matane x
Response: Ok I am confused, who is this? thanks for the advice though!
Response: Hey thanks for the message (Harry???). How is the trip going? What is there to see in Yokohama? Were in Tokyo for about 6days if you have any other suggestions before we explore wider Japan, cheers and all the best, Johnathan and Sian
Response: Didn't go through Nat sorry. Thanks for trying though, looks like my begging worked, I have lots of messages to read now lol. Me and Sian arrived safely in Tokyo a few hours ago and are settled in our hostel now. Got a big day exploring tomorrow so getting an early night (first time for everything). Look forward to getting your real message. Lots of love Johnathan x
Response: Mark it must have taking you ages to sush out how to leave a message on my blog from your phone, get working those arms mate lol. Good to hear from you and enjoyed are lil convo the other night. Arrived in japan safely not long ago. Just had bite to eat and after this going to have early night, ready to explore Tokyo tomorrow. take care x
Response: Thanks for the congrats haha I have done two dives since as a qualified diver, still in groups but you can go deeper and have a bit more freedom. Technically I could dive with me and just another person (a buddy) but I am not confident enough to do that yet, best with a leader to take your round the dive sight. Enjoyed speaking with everyone the other day, made up about Anthonys news! I new one of us four would have musical talent, glad it was Anthony, we'll make a Macca out of him yet! Tell him to email me asap with details of how to listen to his track, can't wait. Tokyo looks like it will be very interesting along with the rest of Japan. Arrived shortly and exploring properly tomorrow. Speak again soon. Lots of love always, Johnathan x