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Annie - Original Diver

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Annie O’Donoghue

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout UK.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • I'm desperate to see the northern lights, go dog sledding and stay in a glass-roofed igloo.
  • Go back to South America and really explore - the (tiny) month I was there only whetted my appetite.
  • Swim with sharks
  • Go on a Safari
  • See more European cities - with so much great food, culture and experiences right on our doorstep I feel quite ashamed that there are still so many to tick off!

Best Moments

  • Seeing Iguazu falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian side - still can't decide which one I preferred!
  • Snorkelling in the crystal clear waters off Gili Trawangan and seeing a magnificent turtle - blows all the colourful fish and coral I'd seen out of the water!
  • Cycling through vineyards in Mendoza, before stopping off to enjoy the view over the snow-topped Andes, with a large glass of Malbec (or three)
  • Swimming in the Adriatic Sea in a wonderfully warm October, followed by a picnic of cheeses, olives and cured meats all picked up from the local market in Gallipoli, Puglia.
  • Seeing Ankor Wat - mind blown!
  • Favourite place: the Ristorante Osteria Del Tempo Perso (or safari.head.flooding if you subscribe to the What3Words school of thought) - if you can get over the ridiculously long name, it's a beautiful restaurant built in a cave in Puglia. The setting is impossibly pretty and the food second to none.

Toughest Travel Moment

  • My friend losing her wallet, with all her cash/cards in it on our second day in Argentina - when neither of us spoke a word of Spanish.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • A huge green snake falling off the ceiling onto the next table whilst we were eating our lunch in Koh Phangan- lost my appetite pretty swiftly after that!

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