Collecting memories (and tips!)
My top tips from this trip would be to take some boiled sweets with you, you can be in some very arid climates so it’s a nice relief to have some to stop the desert sands getting to you.
If you love photography, a longer lens is obviously going to serve you well for wildlife, I invested in some extra dust caps too just in case.
I like to research where I’m going and make use of the Just You Community before I set off anywhere and it’s proved really useful for advise on currency and it’s a good way to ‘meet’ people before you travel.
We didn’t have much free time on tour but that’s just the way I like it and even though you might feel tired after a day out on the road, that’s not what you’re going to remember when you get home. So for me, it was about collecting as many travel memories as possible.
Our Local Guide was full of knowledge about his homeland, and took us to places that we perhaps wouldn’t have considered.
Throughout the trip we enjoyed a number of surprising little moments. On one occasion, the guide on our 4x4 Dune Safari made an unexpected stop and we wondered what was going on. He got out of the vehicle and brought back a lizard or gecko for us to look at before returning them to their rightful place. It’s those little things that add up to the big experiences, we loved it!
Next up I’m heading to Vietnam with my sister and her husband so I’m looking forward to that. I’m also looking at Costa Rica and Africa (to hopefully spot a leopard as it was the only animal I didn’t get to see) to enjoy more of the same!