Our Travel modes
Plane (from jumbo jets to 6 passenger props)
Train (the regular type as well as the bamboo norrie)
Bus (but no overnight sleepers)
Automobile (including but not confined to trucks, jeeps, taxis, tuk tuks & songthaews)
Boat (speed boat, ferry, house boat, longtail, canoe, row boat and rafts)
Cable Cars (the Chinese love these)
Rickshaw (the bike kind)
Ainlay - Broken wrist (Thailand) and bleeding blisters on three day hike in Myanmar which actually hurt way worse.
Leontine - Fainting spell (India)
David Evan - Altitude sickness on Tiger Leaping Gorge (China), bitten by orangutang (just bruised)
Miriam - Pitched off a bike into a gorse brush (Myanmar)
Vincent & Ming - nothing, nada, niente.
Ming - lost passport (twice)
Vincent - lost (very expensive) camera, Iphone (mine) & various other odds and ends, including the bottom half of his zip off pants.
Ainlay - Camera on the fritz throughout Bolivia.
Ride - horses, donkeys, elephants, camels and yaks
Swim with - sea turtles, sea lions and penquins
Feed baby elephants
Snorkel with sharks
Hold a stingless jellyfish
Release baby turtles into the sea
Study the same finches that inspired Darwin
Hold a female orangutang’s hand and run from a charging male one
Cuddle baby tigers, pet fully grown ones
Scoop panda poop and feed them panda cakes
Pose inside a giant turtle shell
Race dolphins on a speed boat
Be bitten by a dung beetle
Floating down the river in Borneo surrounded by thousands of fireflies
Finding a mashed potato soft serve dispenser in a 7/11 convenience store in Singapore.
Sleeping on soft bedding on a sand dune under millions of stars in the Thar desert, India.
All those delicious noodle dishes that cost about $1 a bowl throughout Asia.
Meeting the newlywed King and Queen of Bhutan and discussing Glee.
Stepping back into the 14th century at Tibetan monasteries
Racing with penguins or swimming with naughty sea lions in the Galapagos
Eating fresh cocao beans, rambutans and mangosteens
Spotting a wild tiger in India (after three days of tracking)
Eating seafood literally moments after it is caught in Borneo, India and Myanmar.
All 5 of us huddling together under 8 blankets in the early Myanmar dawn
Pushing back a greedy elephant while preparing her food
Making crazy perspective photos on the Salt Flats of Bolivia