If you’ve travelled a bit you’ve surely gathered a multitude of endearing, funny and even scary moments. Claire shares the stories behind her favourite photo and a (now) funny travel moment that had her in tears and later, overjoyed with relief.
She fell in love with the landscape of the rice paddies in Bali, especially with the sun setting in the background. After spending the day swimming at Jungle Fish they started the trek home. “The sun was setting and I remember it being remarkably quiet and sweltering hot. My friend and I both stopped and just stood in silence on the dirt road and watched the sun dropping out of the sky. It was magical.”
“Last year, I misplaced my passport the day before I was due to leave India. I had to travel by tuk-tuk across from Palolem to Goa, which is about 50km, to the house we rented the scooters from, as I was sure I left it in the bike. It was getting late and a dark storm was brewing. The tuk-tuk kept breaking down which meant that the driver had to open the back door and start it like a lawnmower repeatedly. After hours of scouring all the bikes with no luck, many tears and news that I may have to stay in India an extra 12 days, I went back to my room for a final look. I managed to find my passport stuffed under my mattress where “Past Claire” thought it would be safe in case of emergencies. I have never been more ecstatic to see my “Green Mamba”!”