TOP TEN: What to expect from trekking Everest Base Camp

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When I first booked my trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC), I was filled with so many uncertainties and questions. I really had no idea what to expect. I looked through guide books, blogs and other EBC related articles, but I still had no idea. My expectations vs. realities only really struck while being out there. So I thought I better make a list of what to expect from trekking Everest Base Camp that you don’t normally think about!

NUMBER ONE: It is really hard!

I’ve said this a few times now; I’m not a super athlete, I…

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TOP TEN: Things to see in Peru!

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Peru is one of the most Fabulous countries in the world by far! What irks me the most is when people really have no interest in seeing anything more than Machu Picchu. This destination is so much more than just that (even though it is incredible). It is filled with culture, colour, vibrancy, great food, great shopping, history, mountain ranges and definitely some mysticism. Try to see more than just the main attraction, give the whole country a chance and maybe you will be more than pleasantly surprised. With that said, here are my top ten things to see…

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TOP TEN: Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Town is a beautiful place with so much to see and do! It is really hard to just narrow down the things to do in the city and surrounding area, but this is the list of what I would consider the “top ten things to do in Cape Town”.

 

NUMBER ONE: Table Mountain

When thinking about Cape Town, many people automatically associate it with the flat top mountain. So when visiting Cape Town I strongly suggest everyone takes a visit to the top! Plan wisely though, because the cable cars will not go up…

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TOP TEN: Airport Etiquette

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Airports are a very interesting place, incredible for people watching too! There is so much to learn, and when you start to frequent an airport, you begin to notice trends. In this topic, the trend is quite simply, bad behaviour. These are my top ten tips for good airport etiquette (or in reverse-my biggest irritations).

 

NUMBER ONE:  Be ready for Security

Seasoned traveller or not- it should be clear that airport security is at an all time high. Shoes off, laptops out, no jewelry, no coins, body scans etc. This will not change any time soon. I…

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TOP TEN: Travel quotes

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Travelling is very important to me, and ever so often there is a quote in regards to the topic that really strikes me. I have read many over the years, but these are the TOP TEN that I relate to the most. In no particular order, here they are

NUMBER ONE

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover

– Mark Twain

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