Back in 2009 the Steph and I took a break from life to go travelling and experience life outside of the UK. For that journey we decided to setup a joint blog which we hosted over at warburton.me. By time we returned, that blog contained about 20 posts, mostly covering our travels in China and Thailand. Sadly, I forgot to move that blog when I migrated servers last year. I thought they were gone forever, but then I remembered about archive.org which keeps copies of old websites. I didn’t think my site would have had enough traffic to warrant the backup, but I thought I’d checked it out and sure enough – they had captured the site and enough posts to allow me to recover everything!
Once I’d got the text content back from The Web Archive, I then had to sort out the images as previously they had all been hosted on my Flickr account which I deleted earlier this year after becoming fed-up of the service. Luckily, I had a local copy and was able to restore the pictures using WordPress’ built in gallery functionality.
Here’s a list of all the posts I have restored from the archive – check em out!
- Tickets Booked —
- 2 Months,1 Day, 10 Hours, 56 Minutes —
- Veni Vidi Visa! —
- Tim Minchin Tickets! —
- Got Cover? —
- Off to China Land… —
- Fellow travellers – a call for help! —
- Pisa the action —
- How has travelling changed? —
- Beijing Baby! —
- Beijing from Steph’s point of view!! —
- Exploring Beijing —
- Xi’an, Chengdu and beyond —
- Videos from China —
- Under the Sea – In Phi Phi! —
- Tuk Off! —
- Phish Phood in Phuket —
The only thing I haven’t restored is the comments. There weren’t very many, and to be honest, they weren’t worth the effort.
Be sure to check out the posts from China and Thailand – it’s crazy to think Steph was pregnant with our Jack by that point!