"Welcome to my travel page..." dejavu2gb's Profile

Hello and thanks for visiting my page...

My name is Gareth, I am originally from Sunny South Africa. I moved to the UK 13 years ago to work and travel, and since that travel bug bit me on my first trip to Amsterdam, its just never let go! With the result being a passport full of stamps and a bank account devoid of money thanks to all the travelling I have been very fortunate to have been able to do......priceless

Countries I have visited include:
South Africa - Sun City, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Margate, Richards Bay, Cape Town
Hong Kong
Austria - Graz
Belgium - Brussels, Brugge, Antwerpen
Botswana - Selebe Pikwe
Canada - Toronto
Cambodia - Angor Wat
China - Shenzhen
Thailand - Phuket
Denmark - Copenhagen
Finland - Helsinki
France - Paris, Lille, Reims
Germany - Cologne, Frankfurt, Speyer, Uberhausen, Arnsberg, Cochen, Trier
Hungary - Budapest
Ireland - Dublin
Italy - Verona
Lithuania - Vilnius
Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
Mozambique - Maputo, Inyacha
Netherlands - Amsterdam, Hoorn, Alkmaar, Zaanse Schans, Haarlem
Norway - Oslo
Poland - Warsaw
Philippines - Manila, Boracay
Portugal - Faro, Vilamoura
Romania - Bucharest
Spain - Madrid, San Sebastian, Seville
Sweden - Stockholm
Switzerland - Zurich
United Kingdom - Reading, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Swansea.
United Arab Emirates - Dubai
Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City
Qatar - Doha
United States of America
- California - Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara
- Illinois - Chicago
- Massachusetts - Boston
- Nevada - Las Vegas
- New York State - New York City
- Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
- Texas - Austin
- Wisconsin - Milwaukee
- Virginia - Washington DC, Ashburn

My gorgeous car...

I recently got me another brand new car... this time instead of going French, I went German and got this lovely little number...
Her name is Alexis....


A few of my favourite places up to date must be America. From a small age I have always wanted to visit the states, so on my first trip to Chicago a few years ago I was just in awe of how cool the place was. The lake, all those huge skyscrapers, it was just amazing.
Then came Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Austin, Washington DC, each with their own special experience. Fortunately its such a huge country you will never run out of things to see.


Then Hong Kong is also a big favourite of mine. I always dreamed to visit Hong Kong, when in 2004 that dream became reality when I went there on a fantastic holiday, enjoyed every minute of it, and have since longed to go back, and I have dont just that... with 4 trips under my belt and my 5th in November... I can safely say I am truly addicted.... This is not forgetting my trips to China, Singapore, Macau and Thailand which have equally have been absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to explore more of Asia.


Although I have been to many of the great cities there are in Europe, Sweden is one of my favourite European countries, a gorgeous picturesque and very photogenic city, with lots of history and so many lovely little islands to discover, and also some of the friendliest people I have ever met.

My other map...

What can I say... I am not just happy with ONE map... it's gotta be 2!! :)

Ok... ok... I am finishing the babbeling already..

I could go on and on about every country I have ever been to saying how great they all are and the fantastic experiences I have had, but that is what the travel pages are for right... so please feel free to browse around, read my tips and see my pictures.
All my thoughts on travelling I have done are not all positive though as there is a country I did not like very much, but I will keep those thoughts to myself :)

So until then, enjoy the visit to my page, travel lots and lots and enjoy every minute of it!

Have a great day


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  • kingip's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2015 at 5:49 AM

    Happy B/D!

  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2015 at 4:22 AM

    Happy Birthday Gareth!

  • vinod-bhojak's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Happy birthday Gareth.

  • CEP1863's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Gareth, wishing you a very happy birthday and a coming year that is filled with exciting travel!

    • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
      Feb 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Thanks very much... oh this year has already been travel-happy... and a few more journeys planned... exciting stuff...

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Happy birthday Gareth!

  • DaHongHua's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2014 at 6:50 AM

    Greeting happy birthday to you from Malaysia, I wish you good luck and all the best.

    • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
      Feb 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      Thanks very much... it brings back memories because 2 years ago I was in Malaysia for my birthday... had a fabulous time as always when I visit.

  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2014 at 4:20 AM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

    • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
      Feb 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      Thanks very much... oh it was... I had oodles of beer and german food on my weekend trip to Hannover... :)

  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    thanks for accepting my friends request.
    I LOVE the fabulous Jen!!! Look forward to meeting her and Lance someday soon.
    If it had coincided with your arrival to Miami I would've happily invited you to our home for what promises to be a wonderful meet.

    • Homanded's Profile Photo
      Oct 30, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      about $50.00 for cab from Doral.

      Public transport to South Beach (meaning buses) is indeed time consuming and not a straight shot.
      Use this for cab fee finding:


    • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
      Oct 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      Ah okay... that is not too bad...thanks very much for all your assistance, much appreciated! :)

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    SAA, best of the African airlines, better than all those in N America, at least i can get a Klippies and Coke or Van der Hum ~ Gratis ;-)))

    • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
      Oct 30, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      OH definitely... SAA are very good... not flown them in ages, but last MARATHON trip from Hong Kong to Johannesburg I did was good... oooh... lekker lekker Klippies and Coke! :)

  • Usctwin's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Have a great birthday, Gareth!

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