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Ollie - Original Traveller
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Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die
- See a jaguar in the wild. Despite various trips to the Amazon and Pantanal, I am yet to catch a glimpse of one
- Ride with gauchos in Patagonia
- Visit the Arctic and hopefully see a polar bear
- Snorkel with whale-sharks (anywhere really but the Sea of Cortez in Mexico would be my first choice)
- Drive a Porsche over the Alps
- Driving across the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
- Having a silverback Mountain Gorilla step on my toe in Uganda as he walked past me
- Having penguins dart past my shoulder as they were chased by sea lions in the Galapagos
- Flying at less than 100 feet over the sand dunes of the Skeleton Coast in Namibia
- My own Mexican wedding in Guadalajara - complete with Mariachi and Margaritas!
- The Polar Plunge - jumping straight into the Antarctic waters in my trunks!
Toughest Travel Moment
- Having Molotov cocktails thrown at our bus in Puno, Peru during an anti-government protest
Weirdest Travel Moment
- Fishing for piranhas in the Pantanal with a local who insisted we stuff our pockets with red meat and wade, waist-deep into the water to catch the fish.
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