Life is in the detail

Rome really is the centre of it all, after spending a week there indulging in history and good food I will go back time and time again. Plus the weather wasn't too bad either!

Gustav - Original Traveller

Gustav van Damme

Original Travel Expert

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Visiting New Zealand's South Island and walking the Milford Track, the Milford Sound has to be some of the most stunning scenery around.
  • Going on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands. You can learn while you rest, or you can rest while you learn.
  • Travel along the West Coast of the U.S., starting in Los Angeles and finishing in Seattle. The vehicle of choice would have to be a Winnebago of course.
  • Visit the Monaco Grand Prix.
  • Renting a villa in Tuscany together with family in spring or autumn. This region has everything on offer! One week should do it though.

Best Moments

  • Driving on a motorbike through Eastern Laos, such an amazingly unspoilt area.
  • Spending several weeks in the Scottish Highlands during winter.

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Underestimating a particular bus transfer. Being unaware of the driving time from the Laotian border to Vinh in Vietnam (on the map it looked alright), we managed to fit 40 people into an 18 person bus and went on our merry way for 7 hours.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Being asked in Vietnamese to hold on to someone's live poultry in a bottle during the above mentioned journey, at least I guess that's what was asked, as that's what happened.

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