Posted by: Andy | December 31, 2015

2015 Adventure Review

Another year of adventure has slipped by at lightning pace. They say time flies when your having fun and this year was no exception. From visiting Africa for the first time (my final continent) to a trip in the Himalaya to see Mt Everest there have been some incredible trips.

The first big adventure fulfilled a lifelong dream of going to Nepal. I went with my friend Sean from university and we trekked independently to Everest Base Camp before soaking up some culture on safari in Chitwan national park and learning to white water kayak. We were in Nepal in February and March and left just before the infamous earthquake hit. We were very lucky since we spent time in Kathmandu exploring ancient sights (many of which were flattened) and also visited Everest Base Camp where so many people were killed in an avalanche. We both loved the country, especially the Himalaya, and were both amazed with how friendly, honest and welcoming the Nepalese were.

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My second big adventure was my first trip to Africa when I visited Tanzania. I met my mum, who had been doing voluntary work there, and went on Safari in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Parks. After our safari, we stretch our legs by climbing Mt Meru (4600m) and watched sunrise over Mt Kilimanjaro. Following our hill climb it was time to relax on Zanzibar before heading home to the French Riviera. Nothing prepares you for the your first time in Africa and I will be back for sure. High up on my list is meeting the gorillas in Rwanda.

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At the moment I am battling a severe bout of itchyfeetitis. The only known remedy is venturing off to explore unknown lands. With this in mind, I am about to head off to Japan to ski their legendary powder until I have to return to work in March.

I wish everyone a Happy New Year! Go forth, have adventures, live your dreams, have fun, scare yourself, test your limits and remember it’s not the dress rehearsal.


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