Archive for August, 2013

The Amazing Amazon

Posted on 27. Aug, 2013 by Jac McPherson.

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Let me start by saying I hate snakes. In fact, I am not sure that hate is a strong enough word for something that makes my skin crawl, my hands sweat and my pulse race. I blame my Dad for this phobia, as when I was about 12 years old he insisted on allowing a [...]

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Streets of Krakow

A day in Krakow

Posted on 22. Aug, 2013 by Samuel Zifchak.

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Place yourself in the walled city of Krakow in the 13th Century. Unbeknown to you or the rest of the population of Poland’s walled capital at the time, the Mongols, led by the brilliant military strategist Subutai, were planning a surprise attack to raze the city to the ground. Their plans, however, were to be [...]

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Pacaya Volcano Tour

Climbing Volcanoes outside Antigua

Posted on 20. Aug, 2013 by Kirstie Dyke.

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As I pulled myself up the steep hill to the next view point, still shrouded in cloud, I wondered really why I was bothering to climb this volcano at all. The tour had arrived in Antigua, a city in the central highlands of Guatemala. The cooler temperatures were definitely welcomed by the group after nine [...]

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Masai Mara Village

Honeymooning in the Masai Mara NR

Posted on 15. Aug, 2013 by Danielle Lynch.

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We got married on Saturday 6 April 2013 in Pittwater, Sydney. An amazing day. One week later, after leaving our jobs, moving out of our apartment in Sydney, we packed our bags and set off on our honeymoon – 9 months backpacking around the world! The Masai Mara NR It was a long bumpy drive along dusty roads [...]

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Crossing the Cambodian Border

Posted on 13. Aug, 2013 by Brian McDonald.

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I have always said there is nothing quite like a good old border crossing. Whether your crossing the border from Chile to Argentina to get over to the Mendoza side to just sample some the amazing wines that are on the Argentina side.  Or maybe even crossing the Bulgaria to Turkey border where as you [...]

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Expedition Leaders

Just popping to Antarctica

Posted on 05. Aug, 2013 by Nikki Self.

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I have travelled to all seven continents and extensively visited more than 75 countries in the past 18 years working in Tourism, so as a Tour Leader I regularly get asked where my favourite place is. I usually reply that there are many places I have loved for different experiences, but I suppose if I [...]

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