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This was my first time visiting the Asian side of the world. It was a very diverse trip with Temples, Komodo Dragons and Orangutans. From very luxury resorts to wave rocking boats this trip had it all. All the people we met from resort staff to village residents were friendly. We got to spend a lot of time in the muslim culture and that is a very positive eye opening experience. For the first time ever, we were asked to be photographed many times. Talk about reversing roles! Another plus is the fantastic food plus the best chocolate desert ever (unanumously agreed to by all of us) on the boat part of the trip. And of course I will never ever forget my very first and second massage at the SPA at Plataran Borodour given by Tari – wow. Dan and Tanya created another masterpiece of a journey and I highly recommend it.
Madagascar is the most third world country I have visited. Poverty is everywhere however I have never seen such happy children. They love to have their photos taken and when you show it to them they squeal with delight. The variety of Lemurs is vast and the photo opportunities are endless. Catching Lemurs in flight is a challenge for any photographer. The cutest image is of a one week old Lemur buried in its mother’s fur with the head barely visiable (see last image). Another Dan and Tanya trip of a lifetime.
New Zealand was my 20th NE trip. It was also my good buddy Joel Kleiner’s 20th NE trip. We are the first explorers to reach this milestone. To our great surprise, Dan and Tanya celebrated our milestone at the welcome dinner and presented us with hand made cards (thanks Jill), a Canada Goose jacket and a 20 trip patch. We had no idea this was coming and were stunned. And what a great trip for our 20th trip. Landscape photographers would love this trip and so would wine lovers. Many thanks to Dan and Tanya for 20 wonderful trips.