POST FROM BHUTAN

Big day today. Walked up and down hills and across farming land. Avoided cattle herders and watched manual wheat thrashing. A long walk of over 3 hours off the tourist trail. Enjoyed picking and eating fresh guava from the tree. Very tasty. Chinese goosberries a little bitter for me. Crossed the suspension bridge. Watched the Bhutan form of darts. A [….]

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Christine and Michael Camino Experience

Hi all, did not have wifi last night, so here goes. Day 5 was a great walking day, sunshine, lots of people but that did not matter, push bikes, horses, dogs, and to top it off, 3 energetic muscles male runners with tight little bottoms…..almost enough to give me a hot flush but did not in any way entice me [….]

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Entering Santiago de Compostela

Day 6 and we made it in to the Santiago Cathedral. Cold and misty morning, set off in semi darkness, sun eventually rose, walking in woodland then more in the open and eventually beside roads and airport. Cathedral area is so big, so much to see. We needed to get our certificates to say we had done the walk and [….]

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Camino de Santiago

Well guess what? I went to the midday mass again today and the botafumeiro lit up and swung up and down the aisle. Absolute perfection. I smiled this time. I lined up an hour before and once inside standing room only. I went down near the altar and sat on a step at the base of one of the marble [….]

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CAMINO

Completion of Christine’s First Camino  I will do my best to describe an extraordinary, overwhelming day. 7degrees when walking into the Cathedral. The day turned out to be sunny but at times cool. We met up with Sam, the lady Michael had taught, had coffee and went to the Cathedral for the Pilgrims Mass. We arrived at 11.15, standing room [….]

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Christine’s walk of the Camino

Day 4, Melide to Arzua, 15kms, 4hrs. Left at 8am not quite light, not so many walking today, quite a few push bike riders.Once again thru semi dark stone road canopied by trees, at times all to myself. A quaint old bridge in a small village, not so many cafes, birds singing, lots of corn growing looking so fresh and [….]

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POST OF OUR NEPAL TRIP APRIL 2017

There is always an element of excitement landing in Kathmandu this time I flew with Malayasian Airlines as they had such a fantastic deal. When I checked in at Sydney airport I thought that I would treat myself to a paid upgrate, no such luck I missed out on the last seat,being a promotion deal of $750 the were snapped [….]

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Last drive in Mongolia

Today is our last drive in Mongolia. Leaving Ulaanbaatar we drove through the heavy city traffic to the main highway heading towards the Hustai National Park. This park is world famous for its successful reintroduction of the Przewalski’s horse, the only living wild horse in the world called the Takhi roaming freely in their land origin again, thanks to the [….]

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Ulaanbaatar and National Parks Mongolia

We returned to Ulaanbaatar the capital of Mongolia established in 1639. First we visited the National Museum, where it’s collection contains 50,000 historical, archaeologist, history and ethnographical artifices covering 8 halls. After a delicious Mongolian lunch of salad, beef broth, and several BBQ meats, vegetables, we then continued our drive to Telerj via Chibgiss Khan Statue Complex built and owned [….]

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GOBI DESERT MONGOLIA

No 1 Our flight to the Gobi Desert departed at 630am so it was a 4 am start. Our flight took us over vast steepe to the Gobi, Mongolia’s southernmost province in situated in semi arid desert. We were met and transferred by air conditioned 4WD to the Yole Valley in Gurvansaikhan National Park situated in the lap of the [….]

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Jewels of Mongolia Tour

Arriving at Ulaanbaatar airport after the chaos of Beijing was like arriving in paradise. We were so happy to see a friendly smiling face holding a sign saying Lyn Taylor’s Adventure Travel. It was such an easy stress free exercise passing immigration and collecting our luggage. Now with all the stress and tension of our nightmare journey with Qantas and [….]

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