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South America – the gringo trail 2008/2009

February 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

It’s truly amazing how much ground you can cover during a five week journey on the ole Gringo trail in Peru, Bolivia and Chile… not to mention how totally exhausted your body becomes during this time.  Five weeks in South America passes very quickly yet the flood of sights, smells, sounds and emotions experienced fulfill […]

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Thailand – the one that nearly got away

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Fresh from Africa and thirsty for more travel, we took our next opportunity to travel during the Easter break – destination Thailand.  Julian booked some cheap airfares with Jetstar and Brunei Airways including stopovers in Brisbane then Brunei and the same on the return trip home. Sounded like a good plan at the time. Julian […]

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Zanzibar: A hidden paradise

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Relaxing beach holidays are boring so when I found out we were spending four days in Zanzibar I wasn’t particularly charged with enthusiasm.   The plan was to spend a couple of days in Stone Town and two days at the North Beach.  Wasting no time, I googled Stone Town and was relieved to find out […]

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Kilimanjaro: A journey to the heart

June 20th, 2008 · 11 Comments

When we were planning our trip to Africa Julian was keen to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  I had been exposed to trekking  but no altitude trekking so I was feeling anxious.  My natural hypochondrical instincts led me to google altitude statistics including acute mountain sickness and death rates on Kilimanjaro.  Julian, the more sensible one, directed […]

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The Mighty Serengeti

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

When I was a kid I wanted to do lots of things when I grew up, some things were not so realistic, I can see that now. How on earth can a little girl who is now a 5.7″ women become a jockey? Well other dreams are realistic and one of my dreams was to […]

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Travelling outside your comfort zone

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Roaming through Johannesburg, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Zanzibar was a clarifying experience. You can Google to your hearts content, or talk to other people who have travelled through Africa but at the end of the day your experience will be truly unique – your little piece of meaning and magic to remember. No amount of […]

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