2017 Trip around the World - DUA 25th Anniversary · Uncategorized

Down Under Answers 25th Anniversary celebration – the reason for this magical trip around the world

Everyone has gathered in Auckland at the renowned Langham Hotel for a day of workshops and learning. And tonight we all  join in a celebration of Kirk Demeter and his company as he marks the 25th anniversary of his business. What a fabulous meal and ceremony!  I feel so privileged to be a part of… Continue reading Down Under Answers 25th Anniversary celebration – the reason for this magical trip around the world

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Game reserve to Cape Town 

Pardon the delay in posts. We had a travel day flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town on Kulula Airlines (you have never seen a more green plane). Unfortunately no wifi to blog with. After landing, we had a fabulous brass band welcome parade at Cape Town airport. What a treat! Transfers to our accommodations took… Continue reading Game reserve to Cape Town 

2017 Trip around the World - DUA 25th Anniversary

Cape Town & Table Mountain – part 1 

Our day started with a ride up Table Mountain. What an experience! While I have claustrophobia and a fear of heights (as I get older it gets more pronounced), I was assured in two ways. Firstly, the gondola was built by a reputable Swiss company CWS in Olten and secondly, only 25 of 65 possible… Continue reading Cape Town & Table Mountain – part 1 

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Rode the world’s fastest roller coaster – twice

Arrived in Abu Dhabi and got picked up by our guide and driver. After a stop and site inspection at the famous Viceroy Yas Marina hotel ( the only property that spans across an F1 track), I got to ride Formula Rossa - the worlds fastest roller coaster. Mind you, I didn't just do it… Continue reading Rode the world’s fastest roller coaster – twice

2017 Trip around the World - DUA 25th Anniversary

Countdown – 1 week before take off

A happy Friday to everyone. It's getting real. Only one more week before I take it for for Dubai via Abu Dhabi. Getting excited and a bit anxious with all the preparations that remain to be completed. The tour company Down Under Answers sent me the final travel documents last night. It should be an… Continue reading Countdown – 1 week before take off

2017 Trip around the World - DUA 25th Anniversary

Anticipating my first flight

My first leg of the journey will be taking me across the North Pole from San Francisco to Any Dhabi on Etihad Airways flight EY182.  What makes this flight special is the fact that it one of the longest commercial flight currently offered on the planet.  I will be boarding a Boeing 777-300ER which will… Continue reading Anticipating my first flight