Hello and welcome to my blog!
For my first post I wanted to write about why I decided to become an independent travel agent and what that means for you as my lovely customers.
Having recently returned to the UK after spending two and a half years living in Singapore, living the wonderful life of an expat, I decided to put my experiences and organisation skills into practice. Whilst living in Singapore I was lucky enough to travel once a month (thanks to the amount of bank holidays!) which meant that I got to explore the wonderful area of Asia Pac. My travels took me to Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Bali, Java, Australia to name just a few! I got to stay in some incredible places, meet wonderful people and experience local life whilst staying with a local family in deepest Myanmar.
Following the decision to move back to the UK, I decided that I couldn’t just land in the UK so my husband and I took four months off to travel to New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador (including the Galapagos) and we ended this trip with a little city break in New York.
In New Zealand we toured both North and South Islands and for the South Island we hired a campervan (as I can recommend everyone do in New Zealand!) it’s a great way to see the country and you get to stay in some beautiful campsites.
Flying from Auckland to Santiago we spent the next month travelling down to the ‘lake district’ of the southern half of the country where we spent some time on a husky farm before making our way back up the country stopping off in places such as Valparaiso and up to the Atacama Desert where we witnessed some amazing starry skies!
Argentina, the land of steak, red wine and tango and it did not disappoint! Following a ten day road trip around the North of the country, we ended the month trip in the capital of Buenos Aires where we took part in a tango lesson, watched a tango show in one of the oldest clubs in the city and finally watching a milonga in one of the main squares.
Ecuador’s highlight has to be the Galapagos Islands where we spent two weeks volunteering working with the local people to preserve the local flora, fauna and animals. This meant working at the conservation centre for the Giant Tortoises where we fed them and made sure that the babies were well cared for. It also involved sea lion monitoring and beach clean ups. After travelling back to the mainland, we went North to the lush highlands where we witnessed a local festival with all the local communities celebrating coming together with processions, music and food.
New York is one of my favourites cities and is great for a city break. There is plenty to do from museums, shopping, eating to watching a local sporting game, like me where I saw my first live baseball game at the Yankees stadium.
In August this year Blue Eye Travel launched and combined with my experiences means that I can aid you in wherever and with whatever type of holiday you would like whether it be an action-packed trip complete with activities, immersing yourself in a cultural trip or pure relaxation on a lovely sandy beach.