Reflections: Most Memorable Journeys

I guess the entire year was a journey in its own right.  However, these mini-journeys we thought were worthy of a mention …

  1. Trekking the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

3 weeks trekking in the Himalayas via the highest trekking pass in the world – pretty epic!  To read more click here, here, here and here

2. The world’s longest cable car, Langkawi Island (Malaysia)

Don’t look down!  To read more click here

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3. 10-hour boat from Mandalay to Bagan, Myanmar

A long but peaceful trip down the Irrawaddy River to the amazing temples at Bagan.  A beautiful boat ride with fantastic company.  To read more click here

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4. Transferring to Boracay Island in a Typhoon, The Philippines

It was the day before my birthday and we couldn’t wait to get to paradise – Boracay Island.  Sadly though a Typhoon was hot on our heels.  To read more click here

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5. Cycling down Taiwan’s East Coast

3 days cycling between Hualien in the north and Taitung in the south.  Strenuous!  To read more click here

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6. An eventful border crossing to Laos from Thailand

This involved hitching a lift in the back of a van, a perilous Mekong river crossing and lots of keeping our fingers crossed! To read more click here

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7. Taking the slow boat to Luang Prabang, Laos

Memorable for many reasons, but rule no.1 for a 9 hour boat transfer down the Mekong: don’t sit near the large group of travellers with the huge box of Thai whiskey and beer.  To read more click here

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8. 17 days and 2000 miles in a Hippie Camper on Australia’s east coast

From tropical Queensland to the hustle and bustle of Sydney.  To read more click here

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9. 1500 mile New Zealand Road trip

From the north island to the south island, ‘Edward’ did us proud!  To read more click here and here

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10. Crossing the border from Argentine Patagonia to Chilean Patagonia.

Not as easy as it would seem in the off-season.  Thank goodness for the Brazilian girls who planned their car transfer well and took pity on us! To read more click here

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