Life is in the detail

In Venice, the best places are all the weird and quirky shops and galleries you could find hidden away - wandering around and seeing what you can find here is a lot of fun. Highlights for me included an interactive museum of da Vinci's inventions and a shop that exclusively sold tailor-made silk dressing gowns and pyjamas.

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I have extensive travel experience throughout Norway, Sweden, France and USA.

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Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Walk St. Olav's Way (Norway's answer to the Camino de Santiago)
  • Explore Iceland
  • Visit the Seven Wonders of the World (ancient, natural and modern!)
  • Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
Sydney fireworks

Best Moments

  • Watching the Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks by the water and staying up to catch the first sunrise of the year at Bondi Beach
  • Road tripping through the Lofoten Islands - we got to see the Northern Lights, swim in the Arctic Ocean, and dress up as Vikings
  • Going to the show at the Moulin Rouge
  • Dog sledding in Norway, followed by a dinner cooked on a campfire under the stars
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Toughest Travel Moment

  • When I was 18 I went travelling for six months, and at the end of my first week I fell into a flooded river with all of my belongings - putting all of my electrics including my phone out of action and ruining half of my clothes.
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Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Getting so lost in Bergen that I had to climb through a building site and several people's gardens in order to get back to the Airbnb when it should have been a simple twenty minute walk

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