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Isla de Ometepe

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Views [3498]

A small island made up of two volcanoes in the middle of a big, freshwater lake that contains bull sharks - it sounds a bit surreal right? I couldn't miss the opportunity to see this place, my mistake was heading for the beach area called Santo Domingo.... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking, volcano

The North West Track

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [3134] | Comments [1]

Quote: This track is suitable for fit, well equipped and experienced trampers.  Mud is widespread and often deep and thick on the track, regardless of the season.  Track times are an indication only and extra time should be allowed in adverse conditions.... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking

The Rakiura Track

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [1919]

Described as a 3 day moderate to difficult track, this was my chance to get out in the bush and see kiwi's - the brown flightless bird kind i should add. The first walk went quick - the signs give generous times and i had the weather with me, it wasn't ... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking

The Routeburn

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Views [845] | Comments [1]

Tony booked this Great Walk months ago - it was the only way the we could guarantee a walk in this area. Milford Sound is just too popular. Our early planning hadn't gone so far as to work out transportation for the beginning and the end of the track, ... Read more >

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West Coast and Glaciers

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | Views [984] | Comments [1]

Golden Bay, Greymouth, glaciers, and great big blobs of bird poo on my head.  That makes 5 times now: birds 3, bats 2, Shane 0 - we were sat outside, enjoying a well deserved cup of coffee.  The ironic thing is that Tony had offered me his seat due to ... Read more >

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Abel Tasman

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | Views [1012] | Comments [2]

Another gorgeous sunny day and another of the amazing great walks - a coastal path through bush forest, past golden beaches and blue bays. I'm running out of adjectives and superlatives. We travel from Nelson in the morning, park our car to leave overnight ... Read more >

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Lake Waikaremoana

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [1192]

It's another long drive through amazing scenery, while listening to great music and partaking in our favourite past time of taking the p out of each other.  Lake why have a banana (our only way of remembering it) or Lake W as I'll call it, is another ... Read more >

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Tongariro Crossing

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | Views [1710] | Comments [1]

The northern circuit is one of the 9 great walks of NZ.  A 4 day trek past stunning volcanic peaks (Mt Doom from LOR's), azure blue lakes, sulphurous hot springs and knackered fellow trekkers.  I'll ignore the fact that my fellow trekkers are nearly ... Read more >

Tags: trekking, volcano

The Not So Bad Ocean Road

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Views [1670]

I've got a nice blue (the colour is important) hire car at $28 a day for the next 9 days.  Wow, am i excited.  It's been over a year since I've driven a car...but I'm not worried.  Complete freedom, a huge country to lose myself in, places to discover, ... Read more >

Tags: trekking, volcano


AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 22 Sep 2007 | Views [1255]

I've got a 3 bed room to myself, a half drunk of surprisingly bad Peter Lehman Shiraz, a huge bag of Cadbury chocolate and a little pair of speakers pumping out nothing but pure emotions. My friendly host for the last 2 weeks has got on with her life ... Read more >

Tags: island, trekking, wildlife

Mount Kinabalu

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Views [6584]

After climbing Kilimanjaro I said I'd never climb a high mountain just for the sake of it again.  It should have great views, or/and lots of flora and fauna - not just a box to put a tick in on THE list.  The pictures I've seen and the lure of 'climbing' ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

Taman Negara

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Views [5334] | Comments [1]

It's with a particularly slow and cold bus that i crawl my way to Taman Negara National Park.  It's a full day of travelling and I'm glad of the final leg which is by boat - I'm so chilled that i start falling asleep.  This would be nice except my dropping ... Read more >

Tags: trekking, wildlife

Into North Laos - Luang Prabang

LAOS | Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | Views [1484]

You know that's it's been a rough plane journey when the 2 girls on your aisle both throw up.  I for one thought it was a great journey. After the consumerist rash of Vietnam, Laos spreads over me with welcome cool relief.  Wide 'boulevard' roads, light ... Read more >

Tags: ruins, trekking, wildlife

Buon Me Thout and Yok Don national park

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | Views [3117] | Comments [1]

We have it all on a plate.  For $101 for the 3 of us we can have a guide, rent motorbikes, go trekking for 2 days and sleep in a bungalow.  That's too expensive...so we rent bikes and head off to the park ourselves.  Dagrun has our bags strapped to the ... Read more >

Tags: motorbiking, trekking

Pak Chong, Khao Yai National Park and bats

THAILAND | Sunday, 28 Jan 2007 | Views [2635]

My guide book says 26 baht (40 pence) from Ayutthaya to Pak Chong, i get charged 175 baht...hmmmm.  i feel i may have been ripped off here.  There's a guest house owner at the station who tempts me with stories of swimming pools and hot and cold running ... Read more >

Tags: trekking, wildlife

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