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Alastair - Original Diver

Alastair Poulain

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Europe, North America and Middle East.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • To explore Madagascar
  • Armenia. Looks and sounds intriguing
  • I want to sail the Atlantic
  • Take the trans Siberian express
  • To dive Komodo
  • To campervan around New Zealand
  • To dig deeper into India and to head to Tibet

Best Moments

  • A frantic and very business like 5 days in a Fiat Tipo driving endlessly through Morocco with my wife Hayley was somehow incredible
  • Getting to the bottom of Grand Teton in pitch black having no rope or climbing equipment left, or torches.

Toughest Travel Moment

  • The five hours getting down the Grand Teton mountains in the US, in virtual pitch darkness at the end, and with little rope.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • I went on a French exchange to a nudist colony, aged 13.

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