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COSTA RICA | Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Views [1168]

It's a not as quick as it should be jeep-boat-jeep journey to Monteverde as we have to pick a man up on a horse? You have to say jeepboatjeep as quickly as you can like the locals so they understand you - my Spanish is improving no end. Arriving to ... Read more >

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NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | Views [1145]

Watch the whales, swim with the dolphins, picnic with the seals or catch the tail end of a cyclone and spend a day dodging showers and cowering from the wind. It was REALLY windy. The strange thing is - I'm not that upset. But more of that another time! ... Read more >

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The Otago Peninsula and The Catlins

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [3780] | Comments [1]

I know my sense of direction isn't that good, so I'm not surprised i couldn't find the steepest street or my way to the Otago peninsula. I remember I'm in the southern hemisphere, rotate my head around and it all eventually works out... the peninsula ... Read more >

Tags: island, wildlife

Milford v Doubtful Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | Views [4714] | Comments [2]

Tony is sat opposite me hogging an atlas I've just borrowed as we enjoy the last couple of hours of an overnight Doubtful sound cruise. Ben our nature guide is telling us to join the 'real' world by putting down our cameras, switching off our mobile phones ... Read more >

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Townsville, Magnetic Island and the Yongala wreck

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [3245] | Comments [1]

Picture this...it's night time, the stars are glorious, fire flies flicker gently on and off while flying through the trees, the forest has a haunting quality...magnetic island is beautiful.  Roaring out of the bush comes a stretched jeep, swerving violently ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, wildlife

Port Douglas and the rainforest

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [2555]

It's an interesting story behind the 'putting on the map' of Port Douglas.  Allegedly Christopher Skase former owner of the Sheraton hotel spent 100's millions of money that wasn't his on super rich complex and palm trees.  Along came the stock market ... Read more >

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Diving the Great Barrier Reef

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Views [3846]

Boy did i have big expectations for this one: visible with the naked eye from space, one of the 7 natural world wonders, some of the best diving in the world, number one on the places of where my dad wants to visit...this better be good. Two flights ... Read more >

Tags: diving, wildlife


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


SINGAPORE | Saturday, 11 Aug 2007 | Views [1179]

What images does Singapore evoke for you?  Skyscrapers, cheap electronic goods, tiger beer, Raffles, a former British colony, a well placed island?  I had an 8 hour journey from KL to form an opinion.  Strict rules, clean, modern, diverse and just starting ... Read more >

Tags: island, wildlife

Diving at Sipadan

MALAYSIA | Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Views [1606] | Comments [1]

To say that I've been looking forward to this is an understatement.  The diving at Sipadan and nearby Mabul is often described as some of the best in the world.  How does the reality stand-up? The little town of Semporna is the main base for diving ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, wildlife

Gomantong Cave and Kinabatangan River

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Views [4263] | Comments [1]

Wild pygmy elephants that only 3m away, snakes coiled up in branches, proboscis monkeys looking fat, an orangutan mother and her baby swinging in the trees above our heads, a huge monitor lizard swimming in the water by the boat, bats, birds of prey, ... Read more >

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Sepilok and Sandakan

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | Views [1342]

Yeong and I wait nearly 4 hours for our bus - we're still 'deciding' where to go while the conductor is asking for our fare.  It's an Aussie guy called John who helps us out - he's only just turned up for the bus and had to make a run for it.  I say ... Read more >

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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

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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