Catch up

So far this year I have taken three trips in three different continents (and it’s only August and only one of those was work related!) Quick summary of each to catch you all up.

1) China, 1st – 13th May 2012 (holiday)
Beijing (Mutiyanu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiannanmen Square)
Shanghai (The Bund, random Mexican restaurant night out, World Financial Centre)
Huangshan (Huangshan hike, getting ‘pickpocketed’ on a bus – urgh)
Hangzhuo (chill out – lake walks, Starbucks, lazing)
Beijing and home (via Amsterdam, overnight stay due to 8 hour delay from PEK making us miss our London connection).

2) Isle of Skye, Scotland 1st – 5th June 2012 (holiday)
A long coach journey (24 hours) from Southampton to Broadford via Inverness. Big delay caused by fatal accident on the motorway meant we had to divert via Loch Ness which was interesting. Then three incredible days hiking and scrambling in the Cuilin Ridge region of Skye. Perfect weather, perfect hiking group and my favourite trip this year so far.

3) Tanzania, 25th June – 12th July 2012 (work tour managing)
Moshi (community work at a local primary school)
Serengeti safari (awesome! Got my wish to see a leopard, and saw 4!)
Zanzibar (snorkelling, Stone Town, spice tour, beach)

So that’s pretty much where I’ve been so far this year! Plenty more to come!

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