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  • Preparing for Patagonia

    October 28, 2015

Hannah Simmons



About to go


The scenery was absolutely stunning, the people were amazingly friendly and it was very affordable.

Antarctica, Bhutan, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Iceland, Israel, Madagascar, Maldives, Mongolia, Morocco, Qatar, Seychelles, Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Have a three week trekking holiday in Patagonia planned for just before Christmas, with a couple of European weekend breaks beforehand - Stockholm, Bruges & Basel. Next year and looking at a week in Israel and finally getting to Antarctica!!!

Always carry anti bacterial hand wash - one small bottle, so many times to use it! You can never take too many photos. Try to learn at least "hello" and "thank you" in the local language - it is really appreciated.

Well, I think it's fair to say that travel takes up a large part of my life to the extent where, when my boss asked me during my mid year review what my motivation for my job was, I told him it was to earn enough money to travel. That stumped him! I've been travelling off and on since 2004 when I took off on my own for the first time, left Europe for the first time and embarked on a 7 month RTW trip. In 2007, I went off again for 9 months. Since then, I more or less been relegated to 3 week holidays, but in that time have managed to hike to Everest Base Camp, climb to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro and see the Northern Lights. So not all that bad really. Aside from the travel, I have a boring job doing stats for an insurance company up in the City and my Saturdays are largely spent supporting the greatest football team in the world (well at least in South London) - Crystal Palace!! EAGLES!

Hmm, the paper machier bar in Chiang Mai, which suddenly had an expats open mic poetry session or the pool competition with the locals in Namche Bazaar, after one had seen us playing and decided to round up the whole village telling us "I've brought you all the eligible batchelors"!

It's all about the stamps

My many short trips



My Status Updates

    Previous Statuses

  • Preparing for Patagonia

    October 28, 2015

  • Departing for Burma!!

    March 17, 2015

  • Time to start planning the next trip

    November 11, 2014

  • Almost 5 consecutive weeks out of the country start tomorrow!!

    September 15, 2014

  • Nothing like a last minute decision to go to Russia for the weekend!!

    May 30, 2014

  • India planning

    December 27, 2013

  • Cuba has to be the most unique country on the planet! Loved every minute of it.

    December 15, 2013

  • Cuba bound - excited!!!

    November 22, 2013

  • 2 trips in November - good times!

    November 4, 2013

  • Croatia = absolutely stunning!

    October 22, 2013

  • Croatia bound

    October 18, 2013

  • Spent my freetime this weekend, re-reading my travel journals. Some epic adventures!

    October 7, 2013

  • Investigating how best to spend two weeks in Cuba!

    May 19, 2013

  • Off to Cape Town!! :-)

    April 7, 2013

  • 3 weeks and counting

    March 17, 2013

  • Finally got my next holiday booked. Cape Town to Vic Falls via Namibia and Botswana!!

    February 15, 2013

  • Watching A Map for Saturday. Forgot how good it is!

    January 17, 2013

  • Conclusion? 24 hours in Marrakesh - knackering but doable!

    November 26, 2012

  • 24 hours in Marrakesh? And...Go!

    November 23, 2012

  • Counting down to 24 hours in Marrakesh

    November 20, 2012

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