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Avoid the crowds that congregate at Angkor Wat at sunrise, and instead head to the ruins of Preah Khan which is almost deserted and incredibly atmospheric at first light.
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Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die
- Gorilla trekking in Rwanda
- Return to New Zealand in summer time so that I can tackle the Tongariro Crossing and spend a few days kayaking and camping in Abel Tasman
- Spend a week diving in Raja Ampat
- Learn the Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires
- Explore the Galapagos Islands, and snorkel with sea lions
- Staying with the Iban Tribe in their traditional wooden Longhouse in Malaysian Borneo. The food, dancing, and rice wine (!) made for a very memorable evening
- Riding pillion on a vespa through the city streets of Ho Chi Minh, visiting local restaurants and bars, and sampling some delicacies
- Sky diving over Lake Wanaka in New Zealand, on a crisp winter morning!
- My favourite place on the planet is Pink Beach in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Last time I was there I had been sailing aboard Tiger Blue and the crew brought across bean bags, drinks and a guitar for a good old fashioned beach party
Toughest Travel Moment
- Sampling the Vietnamese delicacy of Duck Embryo from a lovely street vendor in Hanoi - and pretending to enjoy it so as not to offend her
Weirdest Travel Moment
- The near final leg of a 24 hour overland journey from Lombok to the Komodo Islands, using public transport. Arriving in the town of Bima in Sumbawa, we were transferred to a smaller 'bus' for the journey on to the ferry port. Our bus was missing half a windscreen - the driver's side - and so he wore a motorbike helmet for the drive. Needless to say, I avoided that side of the bus.
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