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Welcome to the start of my journey

Where to start? That is always the question when you have to tell your story. Well, my story started from a young age. Both my parents were from diverse backgrounds and my father in particular was always an adventurer and a creative person. He encouraged me to be creative, however, by the time I was…

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The Great Escape…

Here I was at the tender age of 18 and still relatively naive, about to embark on my first big adventure. I’d booked flights only to Australia, I was armed with my Lonely planet guide, a 20KG backpack with sleeping bag and I was waiting with anticipation, excitement and nerves to board my Malaysian Airways…

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The Great Ocean Road and beyond…

Having enjoyed my first few days of Australia in Sydney, just prior to me flying onto Melbourne, I took a ride out to Botany Bay where Captain James Cook first landed in Australia. The back story of Botany Bay is, Captain James Cook first landed in Botany Bay, Australia, in 1770 having departed from Plymouth,…

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Ph-Ph-Photograph a Penguin Parade!

Arrival in the late afternoon on Philip Island was magical. I first stopped at the side of the road which had a little walk way down towards the beach overlooking the sea and I was greeted with early winter sunset. I had no idea how gorgeous this sundown would become, but you can see from…

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A tale of the Bush and the Outback…

The land does not belong to the Aborigines, the Aborigines belong to the land. Those of you old enough, may also remember this being mention in the film Crocodile Dundee (1986)… This is an actual fact and not the stuff of movie fiction. Uluru or more commonly known amongst tourists as Ayres Rock, isn’t just…

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Discovering more than just wildlife…

I wake the following morning in my tent and all my chest and shoulders are burning and I feel hot… The rest of me is fine. I’d spent the previous day applying moisturiser with SPF to my face and whilst the temperatures on the Plains were that of a UK spring day, it was very…

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An Eerie and Disturbing Route to the Mountains…

The journey to Kisoro was long but it came with many redeeming and not so redeeming features. The Ugandan landscape is breathtaking, a patchwork of history as well as being a very fertile landscape with much of it showing agricultural use. There are many rainforests and rolling hills in Uganda, a vast contrast to the…

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Climbing a misty and mysterious mountain…

As we continued to travel towards the mountains, a child threw himself at the back of our 4×4. We were concerned for his safety and the driver slowed as we begged him to get off. He was determined not to. We finally reached the base of Mount Virunga…Child still attached, we got out into a…

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Crossing the Equator to the Lakes…

I was still buzzing from the experience of being in the presence of the gorillas and my time on Mainland Africa would be over with in a few days as I was due to head over to Zanzibar for some relaxation. We boarded the truck at 6am and began our journey to Lake Bunyonyi, it…

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The Discovery of an African Love Story…

After a restful night it was another early start and I was to visit and walk around Lake Navisha. There, I would come face to face with some more of Africa’s amazing wildlife but also H5N1. For those of you who do not recognise H5N1, this is Avian Bird Flu and it was declared a…

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