Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Top Ten Wrap Up

Now that the dust is settled, and most of the boxes have been unpacked, Fiz and I have been looking back in wonder at the last year. What a wild ride! So many ups and downs so many new faces and new places. From the grueling long haul bus rides of Vietnam and Nepal to Festivals of Australia there are things which will always stay with us. Here’s our top-ten pick of the best of the best and the best of the worst.

1)    Cheap Seats
Vietnam is a long thin country with beautiful cities strung together like pearls on a length of hellish pavement. This is our first long haul tale.

2)    Lost in Hue
Forget the map, or bring one along and drive to the edge of it, find something wonderful like a monastery and a village and even some delicious local lunch.

3)    The Toll of War
The sins of the father are passed on to the son and the sins of a nation are passed on to its citizens.

4)    Angkor What? Angkor Wat!
Welcome to Cambodia where the terrifying reign of Pol Pot is a tourist attraction, the drugs are cheap and the party is non-stop.

5)    Possum Party
By far the most popular post of the website, this is the first of several encounters with Tatura Caravn Park's local possum family.

6)  Panya Permaculture
Nothing like getting your hands dirty! Our Permaculture time at Panya Project was one of the best parts of the trips, and the connections we made stayed with us all the way home.

7)    Rooftop Riding
Few moments in travel are as perfect as this one. Himalayas, Full moon, Jeep with broken lights, what more do you need?

8)   Down With the Sickness
The defining moment of our trip was when we very nearly had to fly home due to serious food poising. It was from here that we decided to end our Asia leg and head to the land down under.

9)    Rainbow Serpent: Inner Reflections  
 Welcome to Australia, the beautiful land full of beautiful people making amazing music and art. Welcome to Rainbow Serpent 2012 where we met two of the best people in the world and danced like crazy people.

10)    Party Animal
Travel, love and life don’t always go according to plan. That’s why you have friends, beer and nerf guns.