Tips for Surviving Fraser Island

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Tip 1: Best Visited with a 4WD Yeah Easter!!!! I make a last minute decision to escape Sydney for a few days and head to Fraser Island with some friends.  Good Friday was spent travelling (it’s a long, long, long way away), leaving us with a full day on Saturday to explore as much of the island as possible. We started at the bottom of the island, driving cross country … Continue reading

PhotoBlog: Beautiful People

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My time in Nepal is sadly now just a memory and I’m back to reality, dreaming of my next trip zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  Not sure where and when that’s going to be.  For my last blog I decided to do a photo blog of all the beautiful people I met that made my trip so special. My Walking Companions – Folk I Met on the Road – The Family – Gele’s Nieces – All people smile … Continue reading

Most Dangerous Road in the World?

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I had an amazing time with Gele’s family, it was a very special experience that I will treasure forever. The journey back to Kathmandu involved a one day trek and then a day on the dreaded public transport. The walk was pretty uneventful after all my previous adventures. It was a just lovely day’s walk in the Himalayas. The most exciting thing that happened was coming across a troop of … Continue reading

Life in the Himalayas

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I don’t think we appreciate how lucky we are living in a developed country.  We take every day things like clean running water; electricity 24 hours a day; supermarkets selling everything under the sun; for granted.  It is hard to believe in this day and age that many parts of the world don’t have these basic facilities.  I was very privileged this Christmas to experience, first hand, traditional life in the Himalayas. Can you imagine life … Continue reading

Full Moon Celebrations

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In Nepal Shamanism is still practiced, so on the full moon I witnessed something very special.  I squeezed into a tiny wooden house, high up in the mountains, with most of Gele’s family: elders, children and all.   Every year they gather on the first full moon of the year to pray for the coming Winter months. An altar was set up on the floor.  There was a bowl containing stones and porcupine quills, a pretty potent incense … Continue reading