We meet up with our friend Justin in Saltburn-By-The-Sea, in my personal favourite episode of Here Comes The Planet thus far!
Justin was the first Couchsurfer Amanda hosted, and whilst in Melbourne he also came along to our Samsara 2012 party (although I have no footage of that, here’s some footage from Samsara 2011). He was keen to return the hospitality, and did so in spades! We had a fantastic time with him and his mates, as you’ll no doubt be able to tell from the video. Apart from a great tour of Saltburn, he took us out to an excellent club night being run by a mate of his, as well as a joint birthday party where there were tasty noms, numerous games (some of which no one knew how to win, especially not the person making the game up as they went) and a lot of padded wrestling. We’re already looking forward to the time we can all catch up again. 🙂
Also, if you’ve never considered taking up dinghying as a hobby, Burno makes a compelling case.
Our UK camping and road trip special! We buy a whole heap of camping gear and take Van Failen through the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and all manner of places in between.
Also, BABY WEASELS! 😀 😀
(Baby Weasels… baby weasels… hiding in a wall, baby weasels…)
We tour Hampton Court Palace’s amazing buildings and gardens, and say goodbye to Amanda’s mother before she jets off back home to Australia.
Also, maybe don’t watch this if you’re Amanda’s dad. 🙂
Amanda spends the week with her mother, Jenny. They catch up with an old relative, revisit Jenny’s old home, stay in an old Lord’s summer home, visit an old castle and crash an old car.
Also, Amanda gets bitten by the gambling bug.
We meet up with friends Leigh, Nikki and Jen for fun times at the Cambridge beer and cider festival and a great afternoon punt down the river Cam. Andrew’s parents invite us over for lunch, and Ferris the dog gives us a run for our money.
Also, we find the very best spot for a punt! Or possibly not…
Part one of our Ireland episodes sees Amanda’s mother join us on our travels as we make our way through Wales, on the ferry and over to Ireland. We take a ghost tour in a converted bus, an excellent walking tour through Dublin and visit the Waterford Crystal factory to see how the famous products are made.
Also, SCARY RAINBOW!
We finally reach the United Kingdom! During this episode we catch up with Amanda’s old housemate Andrew, and he takes us down to his local pub as well as his local Tesco – Britain’s third largest in fact, and just behind his house! We also catch up with friends from Australia while exploring Camden Market, and our good friend Matt takes us sight-seeing in London.
Also, DICK TURPIN.