Adventures with Walter Mitty..

My next big trip started off by meeting my trusty travel buddy, Mitty, in Panama ready for a new adventure making our way through to Colombia.

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Exploring Australia’s backyard..

The next few months in Australia consisted of:  Groovin’ the Moo festival, a few football games at the new Adelaide Oval (amazing stadium), a day trip to Adelaide Hills and surrounding wineries with a mate, gigs including Mat McHugh, Chet Faker and Lorde, hiking through Deep Creek Conservation Park and spending a few nights in Goolwa.  I also went to as many of my brother’s football games and my sister’s netball games as I could noticing how much they have both improved!

Port Noarlunga Beach – where I get to call home..
Port Noarlunga Beach – where I get to call home..

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Our African adventures..

We were finally in Africa!!  We arrived in Cape Town where we had a few days to chill out and catch up on life before our 35-day overland tour, with Acacia Africa, to Zanzibar.

We spent the first few days checking out the magical city of Cape Town and walked to the top of Table Mount, which was stunning.  We also did a day trip to Cape of Good Hope (the most south-western point of Africa) and surrounding areas (Haute Bay, Chapman’s Peak etc).

Chapman's Peak..
Chapman’s Peak..

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My second Christmas away from home..

I was lucky enough to once again stay with some family in Copenhagen and to spend Christmas with them as well.

We were off to the West Coast of Denmark to spend it at my cousin’s family home in Värde.

The day we were due to leave there was a snow storm which caused a little delay but made everything look beautiful.  It was a nice drive and once we got there you could smell the amazing aromas saved for Christmas time.

My first ever snowman!
My first ever snowman!

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Another first for me, snow!

One of my mates organised for a group of us to head to the French Alps for Christmas with Fanatics Tour Group. The package included transport, accommodation, lift pass and ski hire.

We met at Waterloo Station late in the evening and jumped on the bus to Risoul (La Foret Blanche) in the South-eastern French Alps. Little did I know how far away from London this actually was and how long it would take us to get there.

We stopped a few times along the way for food etc and at one stop I finally got to experience snow, at last! It made everything so beautiful, and slippery!

The sun is out to play!!
The sun is out to play!!

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Croissants, chocolate and cheese..

It was December and so I boarded the Eurostar from St Pancras bound for Paris . It was so simple, a simple show of the passport, sit down in your seat and you were off to another country, via train, underwater.

As my mate had been to Paris before, I went off and did the free-walking tour while I waited for her to arrive (she was coming by plane from Edinburgh). The Sandeman’s free walking tour was great and went past a few of the major sites, Notre Dame, down Champs-Elysees with the Arc De Triomphe in the distance, past the various museums and through the arch at the Louvre. This was a perfect way to get my bearings around the city and learn some history all for free (funding based on tip at the end).

Ahh the Eiffel Tower..
Ahh the Eiffel Tower..

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