Travel C.V. Cathy Aitken

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!
Location: Edinburgh
Occupation: Retired
Member since: 24th October 2007
Last trip: South Africa safari
Next trip: ??
Destinations visited: 65
Experiences: 2
Galleries: 5
Videos: 2
Posts: 90

The world according to Cathy Aitken

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 stay
Tena 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.

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Member experiences

  • Lose Weight with KLM

    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

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Latest forum posts

  • Where should I stay in Johannesburg and what should I see?
    I am going on a safari in South Africa and travelling out three days before the group.  I don't like overnight flights and going straight into a busy tour!  I will have three full days in Jo...
  • Help - Problem with Uploading Video
    I have just tried to upload my first video.  Although the first frame appears, when I click to play I get 'Sorry this video is no longer available'.  It is fine on Youtube.  (May be som...
  • New Airline Rules
    Attendant: Welcome aboard Ala Carte Air, sir. May I see your ticket?  Passenger: Sure.  Attendant: You're in seat 12B. That will be $5, please!  Passenger: What for?  Attendant...
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Latest video

Demoiselle Cranes at Keechan, Rajasthan

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