Life is in the detail

My favourite dive so far has to be Batu Bolong in Komodo. They were not joking when they said be careful not to lose your buddy amongst the vast amount of fish here - everything from the hunting trevally and sleeping whitetip reef sharks to the clouds of smaller reef fish!

Laura - Original Traveller


Laura Borrowman

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout The Far East, Australasia and Indian Ocean.

My travels

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Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Snorkel with orca and humpback whales in Norway
  • Explore the Galapagos by liveaboard
  • Some serious shark diving in French Polynesia
  • Spot snow leopards in the wild
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Best Moments

  • Completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand in the most horrendous weather - an amazing experience and I would love to return in better weather so that I can actually see those spectacular views!
  • Overnight walking safari in the bush on Christmas Eve with my family. There is nothing better than eating dinner around a treehouse campfire whilst listening to the leopards roaring in the distance.
  • Spending an hour swimming alongside a majestic whale shark with four other divers at Chumphon Pinnacle, Koh Tao after all the other dive boats had headed back to the island. With only twelve dives under my belt it was a pretty epic experience.

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Whilst taking part in a Great Wall of China charity trek, we came across a house surrounded by small wire cages full to the brim with tiny puppies with no shade or water despite the 30+ degree heat. It was extremely hard to leave them suffering.
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Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Having been disappointed after travelling to Nusa Penida, Indonesia in search of the elusive mola mola, we stumbled across two juveniles whilst mackerel fishing off the coast of Cornwall a few weeks later - not the same but a surprise nonetheless!

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