Alexandra - Original Traveller

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Alexandra Heriot Maitland

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My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Go on a cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Watch baby turtles hatch
  • Search for Polar Bears in Churchill, Canada
  • Shop until I drop in New York
  • Go on safari in Botswana
  • Go skiing in Niseko, Japan

Best Moments

  • My parents and I went on the most amazing tour around Chile. We went all over the place, but the highlight for me was the Atacama Desert - floating in salt lakes, seeing geysers, star gazing, horse riding along sand dunes and eating llama kebabs!
  • Christmas day surfing on a beach in Uruguay with friends. We then got together with locals and other tourists to celebrate the occasion with a massive meat and fresh fish asado, while watching fireworks going off over the ocean.

Toughest Travel Moment

  • When I was 21 I moved to Argentina by myself for six months. I remember arriving into the airport in the rain, not knowing a single person, not having a job, or a roof over my head. It was a pretty terrifying moment! Luckily within two weeks, I made friends, found a job and a house, and ended up having the time of my life!

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Spending New Year's Eve in Valparaiso teaching a group of Chileans how to Scottish Country Dance!

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Original Travel's dossier (restaurants, sights, useful tips) arrived through our letterbox before we left, and we sacked off TripAdvisor for the entire trip.

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