A to Z of Destinations
Australia, NZ and South Pacific
A to Z of Experiences
Walking and trekking
Diving and snorkelling
Wildlife and safaris
Meet the locals
Frontier and expedition
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Visiting the Poles
Career breaks and BIG trips
Body and soul
Volunteer and conservation
Australia, East Coast
Everest Base Camp
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway
Great Wall of China
The Galápagos Islands
About me: I worked in Saudi Arabia for 23 years and organised and led trips for fellow employees in my spare time. Now retired, living in Edinburgh and trying to visit places I have previously missed. Still dreaming of winning the lottery to allow me to travel a lot more!
Member since: 24th October 2007
Last trip: South Africa safari
Next trip: ??
Destinations visited: 65
Mountain/Desert/Ocean/Jungle... which one are you?Jungle or Plains - anywhere with animals.
What was your first great travel experience?Overland bus to India in 1965.
First trip overseas was to Holland when I was 12.
What has been your favourite journey?Too hard to pick!
What are your Top 5 places worldwide?India, Nepal, Zambia, Galapagos and Ethiopia
Recommend a special place to stayTena Tena Camp, South Luangwa, Zambia
Which three items do you always pack?Camera gear, coffee kit (instant, dry skim milk,
immersion heater & adaptors) and guidebook to destination.
Which passport stamp are you proudest of?Afghanistan and the "All India Liquor Permit" issued in Bombay in 1965 (Probition in force at the time); I didn't have spare money for booze, but thought it was a good souvenir!
Which passport stamp would you most like to have?Anywhere I haven't been before!
Window or aisle?Aisle of shorthaul flights and window for long trips.
On 16 October I flew to Tripoli with KLM. This entailed getting up at 4am for a 06:00 flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam to connect with the 10:15 flight to Tripoli. At Edinburgh airpo
Demoiselle Cranes at Keechan, Rajasthan
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