Life is in the detail

Trek up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan. Arriving at the monastery you may be given a cup of yak butter tea and be blessed by the head monk.

Miranda - Original Diver

Miranda Boord

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Indian Subcontinent and Japan.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • There are too many things, but I have a long list of animals that is only getting longer all the time! Here goes:
  • Go to the jungles in Borneo to see the Orang-utans
  • Go to Ladakh in search of a snow leopard
  • Visit Brazil's Pantanal to see jaguars
  • Seek out pandas in China

Best Moments

  • Seeing a tiger in the wild for the first time made the hair on the back of my neck stand up and sent shivers down my spine
  • Coming (almost!) face to face with a bull elephant when on a walking safari in Zambia - a serious adrenaline rush
  • A safari in Botswana for my fathers 60th. We were camping in the national parks and didn't see any other vehicles for days. It was incredible and we saw so much game.
  • Scottish reeling in the Wieliczka salt mines in Krakow - amazing
  • Flying into Bhutan - it's the most scenic flight in the world and you get a running commentary from the pilot as you fly past Mt Everest, landing into such a small valley you feel like the wings are about to touch the valley sides

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Not a great physical hardship, but it was heartbreaking when my camera memory stick went on the blink on a recent trip to Japan and I lost hundreds of photos

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Leaving the Indian jungle after five months of near solitude and silence and pitching up in Varanasi - a serious assault on the senses, a fascinating city, but completely chaotic and extraordinary after the seclusion of having been in the middle of nowhere for months.

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We really did have the most amazing time and i was very impressed with Original Travel, your attention to detail was spot on and all worked seamlessly. I especially liked the travel documents you sent, very bespoke.


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