Hot Air Ballooning Over Maasai Mara

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Over 15 years ago I visited the Serengeti, where I had the opportunity to go hot air ballooning and for some reason I decided not to. Many moons later and I still regret that decision,  so ever since, to magically float in the sky has been on my bucket list. Hence when I discovered the Maasai Mara was part of my trip, I just knew this time I had to … Continue reading

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

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

Bats and Beasties in Khao Yai National Park

My lovely new millipede bracelet at Khao Yai National Park

I can’t believe my time in Thailand is over.  Last stop before Bangkok was Khao Yai National Park.  It was a bit of an adventure getting to our guest house.  At Pak Chong train station a tout approached us; instead of my normal tact of completely ignoring her I thought it would be more convenient to say yes.  Big mistake!!!!!  We got driven to a hotel just on the outskirts … Continue reading