After our epic road trip of the Canadian Rockies, we flew home via the big apple. I have been wanting to visit this city ever since I started watching the TV series Friends and then even more so when Sex and the City came out.
A few weeks ago I asked Phil to write a 'guest post' for my blog page. The reason was two fold; one he has had many cool adventures without me (just a little sad about that) and I think he should share them. And two, I wanted to see if his writing skills had advanced from his 12 year old diary (p.s It hasn't!). He decided to write about his amazing trip to Nepal around the time we decided to go see an advanced screening of the documentary - Sherpa. Great film by the way, the imagery is spectacular and the story of the (mostly) unknown sherpa people and the struggles their communities have.
Back in 2011-12 Phil’s sister, Alison, did volunteer work in South Africa. So he and his family went over to visit her one Christmas and then do a quick trip (quick= almost a month) through some of Africa.
Here he recounts his adventure in this amazing part of the word (Please note: I am super jealous of this adventure!)
In July 2012 I did a 6 day hiking trip in the Spanish/French Pyrenees. A train ride from Barcelona took me to Zaragoza where I was met by Phil, one of our guides from “Hike Pyrenees” and the rest of our hiking group. From here we were taken by bus to our hotel for the week in the Spanish town of Panticosa.
So it’s almost a year since I went back to New Zealand with Phil and realised I hadn’t given an update on the last week of our whirlwind two week tour of NZ.
One of the best things about living in Australia, is the easy accessibility to New Zealand. It really is only a short plane ride away. This means I should go back and visit family more often, but I very rarely do. Not because I don't want to, but because there is always some other place to go (that I have never been). Excuses excuses.
It’s time for a post on our latest adventure. I thought I would start with Jasper. First of all, I should mention that our whole time in Canada was magical – the mountains, trees and animals are really spectacular. I know we have these things in Australia, but in Canada they are different. It’s like nature is on steroids.
Second of all, you should check out Phil’s photos for the full impact of the amazingness that is THE CANADIAN ROCKIES.