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Moose Safari: an Adventure by Canoe

Posted by on June 24th, 2013 in Canada, Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos | 14 comments

The only sound we could hear was our paddles carefully sliding into the water and pushing the canoe silently forward. We glided along the mirror like surface, barely making a ripple. It was quiet, nobody made a sound, we were focused on paddling and scouting the shores for meese.

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing, chasing Mt. Doom

Posted by on June 23rd, 2011 in New Zealand, Polynesia | 3 comments

[Not a valid template] Everyone I had met in New Zealand, who had tried to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the last thirty days, either had to cancel because of bad weather or had to turn back midway because of sudden change in weather. Usually this time of the year, you need a guide and proper alpine equipment to go to the crossing. But I was in luck as the winter was late this year. [Not a valid template] Even if the winter is late, the weather is still very unpredictable and usually poor this time of the year. I just arrived to Taupo, and my plan was to go to Turangi first and go to the alpine crossing from there. This however was not to be. I went to check the weather forecast for the Tongariro Alpine...

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Backpackers survival guide to the Easter Island

Posted by on June 4th, 2011 in Easter Island, Photos, Polynesia | 6 comments

[Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] Easter Island or Rapa Nui as the locals call it; the place of the Moai, those stone statues that have fed our imagination for so long. And here I finally was, in the middle of nowhere in the Pacific sea at a small island, finally about to see the Moai. Mind you getting here was a pain. I sat on a three planes to get to Easter Island from Santiago. On the first plane we just sat in for an hour, before we got back to the terminal to have some breakfast. Then we boarded the second plane, this time we actually took off, but after about an hour of flying, we turned back as there was something wrong with the engine. On the third plane we finally made it to...

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Admiring Tikal & Flores

Posted by on March 6th, 2011 in Central America, Guatemala, Photos, Tikal & Flores | Comments Off on Admiring Tikal & Flores

[Not a valid template] We could hear them well before we saw them. Howling sound or more like a roar, like a Jaguar might make, well I’m only guessing what a jaguar might sound like. It was the kind of sound, that if you heard it in the middle of the night, you’d walk the other way even if you knew it was just a howler monkey. The day had started early, I woke at 4:15am to catch the bus at half past four. I really should had stayed in Tikal instead of Flores; I could had slept a few extra hours, but it was bit too late for that. Half sleep I made my way downstairs to the bus and then slept the whole two hour bus ride. Arriving to Tikal, it turned out that everybody else on...

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