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Aussiepanda's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 46 countries, posted 8,122 pictures and written 326 entries in 18 travel blogs
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Username
Aussiepanda
Hometown
Brisbane,
Australia Flag of Australia
Member Since
Apr 21, 2007
Currently
Offline

About Aussiepanda

Profession
IT (both of us)
Favourite music
Chillout, house, jazz
Birthplace
Sydney and Christchurch
Favourite movie
Slumdog Millionaire, Shelter, Undertow (Chile), the new Star Trek series, Star Wars, Prometheus (Icelandic waterfalls!)
Languages
English, and now phrases in Thai, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Brasilian Portuguese, Croation
Favourite quote
Never regret
Interests and hobbies
Travel, wine, food, home renovation, photography, gardens, forests, nature
One thing I want to do before I die
When I was 20 I said I wanted to drive a Porsche, sail on QE2 and fly on the Concorde. Oh well, one of them is still a chance :)
Favourite book
Anything JRR Tolkein, anything Dune series, travel books, Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams
My friends describe me as
Impulsive, opinionated
The most amazing moment in my life so far
Walking up a valley in Greenland, noone else around, vivid summer colours, glacier rising in the distance, never wanted to leave. Hanging off an inner tube, surrounded by thousands of fish, in a channel on Bora Bora. Greenland again - seeing a polar bear.
We live in Brisbane in sunny Queensland, Australia.

We pretty much work to travel (oh, and to pay the mortgage off).

We have no travel preference (apart from an aversion to backpacking by one of us) - we love train travel, plane travel, ship travel, car travel.  Not really into large group travel either (as in a bus full of people racing between photo opportunities).

We don't arrive in a city/town/village and go looking for a Macca's, even if they have clean toilets.  A toilet is a toilet.  Nothing' in one is gunna kill us.

We eat anything and everything - street food is THE BEST.

Hope you enjoy our trips :)

Recent Entries by Aussiepanda

  • No idea if the plane left late or even if it arrived on time, early or late into Brisbane. Great choice of seats because they were crew seats behind us and without knowing only one person sat in...

  • Grey cotton wool balls - Jan 26, 2017

    Temp 0C. Position at 07:40 76 06' S 168 12' E. Happy Australia Day! We were woken by the sound of the anchors being dropped and wound up the blind to find ourselves looking directly at Frank...

  • Temp 0C. Position at 08:00 74 41' S 164 07’ E. We rolled up the blind and straight in front of us was the first ship, and people, we’d seen since leaving Hobart. The Italian supply ...

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