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Campaign for Real Adventure: Blog 2

Added 17 Sep 2009
Campaign for Real Adventure: Blog 2
 

Welcome to our second installment of 'Real Adventure' stories. Our next one comes from Chloe who unfortunately fell ill while visiting Machu Picchu. However, everything happens for a reason.... "I got food poisoning big style on the 'Sacred Land of the Incas' trip and on arrival at Machu Pichu could hardly stand up, in the rain, and so had to descend back to the hotel. Turns out the rest of the group got soaked and cold and so the next morning, 2 of them didn’t go back up. After a visit to the excellent doctors with my fab and ever so patient tour leader and some jabs, and a good nights sleep in the very good property, I was up at 5am and up Machu Pichu. It turned out to be the most perfect day, not a cloud in the sky, and was the highlight of my trip – the leader said it was one of the best days on Machu Pichu she had ever witnessed…"

Our second story comes from Lucy who tells us how a magical evening onthe Caique Cruise in  Greece has left her with lasting memories, and a great souvenir too! "Thanos and the staff were so lovely and that just got the tour off to a good start anyway. Tour started off as planned and then he said that as the weather was so beautiful and the sea was so unbelievably calm, we would go to a little bay called Porto Lafia which only smaller boats can get to. We moored up and we went to the only taverna in sight, it looked like somebody’s front garden, when we arrived, Thanos called Peter (the boat chef) and asked to speak to me, he said take your camera, come out of the Taverna and look at the sky. I did what he said and it was amazing, the fullest moon you could ever imagine!!! I took a photo of it while it was orange but it wasn’t as good as the photo I got later. Thanos had warned me that it would be brilliant later once the sky had gone dark! After an incredible dinner with the group and a really good night, we went back to the boat and I got this incredible photo.

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The full moon is quite a special event for the Greeks, the fisherman have to stop fishing for 2 days before the full moon, the night of the full moon and then 2 days after the full moon. So there wasn’t a soul on the sea.I love this photo and we are having it put on canvas to have on our lounge wall at home!" Lastly, Anna tells us how hunting for creepy crawlies will stay with her - and her daughters for ever! When i went on the Discover Belize tour, one of my highlights was when our driver showed us how to wiggle our torches in the dark at the grass, and all the spiders turn round to look to see where the light is coming from and you can see a whole load of spiders eyes!! Me and my daughters still wiggle our torches 4 years on!! This blog is  part of our Campaign for Real Adventure, which we are just getting started. We are looking for stories about adventures you have been on, where the unexpected leads to something exciting, memorable or even life changing.  Send your stories to us at beenthere@explore.co.uk  The 5 best stories will receive a copy of ‘The Road Less Travelled’. Check out our Facebook page for more information. However, even if you don’t win a prize all stories submitted will become part of our Campaign for Real Adventure – our way of showing the world how fun life can be when you let adventure in!

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