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Female living in waitakere city, auckland new zealand

Level 3 Traveler

3 tours

10 countries

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Trips I've Done

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European Discovery (Winter) 9 countries \ 13 days

24 Jan 2012 - 04 Feb 2012 \ i truely loved my time here 12 days 8 countries a very fast paced trip a small group of just 40 of us most memorable parts 4 me was a gondola up a mountain in austria, where in no way could a camera capture how truely beautiful it was,the beauty of munich is breath taking too, and how could i forget the beer halls where you drink by the litre glass kinda heavy just to hold,, Rome a couple days here so much to see it still didnt seem like long enough could have stayed there forever switzerland was magical so very cold but amazing place to be and certainly a place i wish to head back to one day,Paris wow it was amazing every part of it and again i would say 2 days didnt seem enough time, best breakfast goes to our hotel in paris where i ate and ate and ate meaniest fed eva ,best lunch pizza in a restaraunt found while shopping in venice best tea salamon at a beer hall in munich but that just my taste buds many of my group were alot more keener to try new foods ie snails frogs legs kangaroo to name but a few i kept right away from that sorta food,sad stuff anne frank museum, in amesterdam concentration camp just out of munich,monk bones in rome bones in under ground tunnels in paris the Princess Dianna tunnel, our tour guide ashley was hard case who makes the stories she tells anything but dull our driver rocket what a guy he was hardcase and you are lucky and in for a great time if you get either of them!!!,i took this trip in a very cold snap but it didnt seem to matter still had a blast, would love to go back to europe in summer just for a diffirence our day song was the wanted....glad you came....a song i will fondly remember foreva

i truely loved my time here 12 days 8 countries a very fast paced trip a small group of just 40 of us most memorable parts 4 me w... read more

epic unforgetable amazing

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London Explorer - 3 Day 1 country \ 3 days

21 Jan 2012 - 23 Jan 2012 \ i enjoyed my days in london after egypt nile and prior to europe discovery winter was able to catch up on sleep sort my washing out and still shop and see the sights of london contiki basement staff friendly approachable and eager to help out if you want to stay pre or post a trip or between tours like i did then london certainly has plenty to see and do

i enjoyed my days in london after egypt nile and prior to europe discovery winter was able to catch up on sleep sort my washing out an... read more

*fun* *fun* *fun*

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Egypt & The Nile 1 country \ 8 days

14 Jan 2012 - 21 Jan 2012 \ Loved my time in Egypt infact getting on the plane to leave was the saddiest plane ride ever ,never had i ever imagined this country would tug so much at my heart. On arrival to Cairo was pretty jet lagged so had to be woken for my pre tour meeting looking quiet the sight late sleepy unable to retain any info. Our tour group was nice and small just 16 of us. first night total culture shock me and another girl i met on this trip headed in search of food and water for our upcomming bus rides our adventures that night were out of this world laughed so much in our few hours trip around cairo ,day at pyramids bloody awesome being there up close seeing Cairo city in the distance friggon awesome taking a camel ride and having our group pic on our camels with the 3 pyramids lined up behind us was an awesome pic. in late afternoon headed to a restaraunt for faliful yah my favourite food and boy did i pig out next up over night train to aswan hmmmmmmmmm ok well theres something i will never forget protesters againist the goverment stood on the tracks and after a very long night of not really getting far at all we now had to go in a bus convey under police escourt with military and travel to aswan,we should hav been there at 830am ish instead it was close to mid night so we lost a whole day of activity and had a very long drive ahead of us but the tour guide /local guide (sherif) worked his magic and slotted in as much of what we missed in other locations so we didnt miss out too much ,but did mean longer days for us. loved so much of my time all the temples awesome!!! the light and sound show was a let down dull and out dated but i couldnt fault anything else loved the morning in abu simbel flight there great so highly reccomend to do that extra,time in traditional egyptian villiage seeing all religins live side by side poor right next to rich whole experience was an eye opener. nile cruise wow wow wow the views the luxuary thx sherif for the upgrade room ,red sea hell what an amazing place so beautiful,our group were spontanious and asked the bus to stop and let us off to take random group pics in desert with red sea in background, back to Cairo for final dinner man a massive feed i not sure anyone ate every course of that meal,as sherif was going off with 9 people from our group who were staying in Egypt longer on a day trip to Alexandra early next morning he said his farwells to our group stright after that dinner Sherif is an amazing guy full of knowledge eager to please and will always go the extra mile those thinking of going to egypt DO IT U WONT REGRET IT!!!!!!! to those who r booked to go u will truely love EGYPT

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amazing brillant unforgettable

Favorite Tours

The Big Walkabout with Sailing (Start Darwin)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$5494 per person

The incredible mix of landscapes, friendly people & adventure is what makes Aussie so unique. If you’re up for all of it then this is your tour. Discover the Top End's endless landscapes & Red Centre icons like Kings Canyon, Uluru & the Olgas. Beach fun is on the cards too with loads of time on the East Coast including twp days sailing in the magical Whitsundays. Jump aboard & experience one of...

Asian Adventure

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3 countries \ 14 days \ from US$1853 per person

Get into the best of Thailand, Laos & Cambodia in 14 incredible days. Be part of the buzz & bright lights of Bangkok before a change of scene in the Mekong with its rice paddy & sugar fields & coconut palms. The low key vibes of Laos, with its small villages, saffron robed monks & French colonial past are up next, before Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm in Cambodia's jungle & a slice of Phnom Penh.

Canada & the Rockies plus Calgary Stampede

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2 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2300 per person

Experience the Canadian Rockies, have some fun, chill out & challenge yourself in Canada's dynamic duo of provinces: Alberta & British Columbia. Their diverse physical beauty - from Whistler to Banff to Vancouver & everywhere between - feature the greatest of the great outdoors. Take a hike or ride a bike along the many scenic, wildlife-laced trails. Better yet, we'll put you on a gondola, hors...

Waikiki Explorer (4 nights)

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1 country \ 5 days \ from US$535 per person

Ready for the ultimate vacation destination? Want to get your fill of Hawaii's unparalleled physical beauty? We'll set up with accommodation & loads of extras on our 4 night stopover! Perfect as a short holiday in itself, or as a stopover for a few days before or after your North American tour. Spend your time snorkeling, strolling the beach or enjoying a big night out!

Eastern Discovery (Start New York City)

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2183 per person

Contiki's Eastern America tour will give you action and adventure, as well as time to chill out and unwind. From the relaxed beauty of the Southern States to the fast-paced lifestyle of the Northern hotspots, get a good taste of America! While you're up north, why not get consumed by the city that never sleeps, New York. And down South, get charmed by some traditional southern hospitality. Stil...

Wild Western (Winter)

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$1967 per person

Get to know the best of the West on this 2 week winter tour of California, Nevada & Arizona. Celeb spot in LA & go beach-side in San Diego. Marvel at the Grand Canyon, cruise down Route 66 & go wild in Vegas. Then lap up the mountain scene in Lake Tahoe and either hit the slopes or find some other mountainside activities to keep you entertained. Finish up your trip with a trolley ride in San Fr...

Grand Southern (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$3740 per person

Southern delicacies include chicken and ribs, biscuits and gravy, and more curiously, Elvis' favorite Graceland snack, a peanut butter and banana concoction. But here's food for thought: Our equally eclectic travel menu of mouth-watering southern destinations, nicely sandwiched between prime left- and right-coast stop-overs. Get a taste of Texas, full servings of Memphis and New Orleans, and a ...

Great Britain & Ireland

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5 countries \ 17 days \ from US$2655 per person

This tour is a whirlwind of sightseeing, history & culture as you hit the highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland. Practice your Liverpudlian accent in the home of rock & roll's original Fab Four - The Beatles! Stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile, then grab some binoculars to search for the Loch Ness monster. Add in drinking Guinness, kissing the Blarney Stone, castles, cathedrals & you've got an o...

Eastern Road

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2155 per person

This is Eastern Europe at its best! From Berlin to Warsaw, the history and beauty of each country will captivate the imagination. Additional stops in Dresden, a city devastated by fire bombing in World War II, Banska Bystrica in Slovakia and an unforgettable visit to the Auschwitz memorial all combine to make this a holiday with a distinct difference. Want to end your trip in Berlin? Feel fre...

Greek Island Adventurer

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1430 per person

Want to catch island fever, soak up the sun & experience a few of Greece's hottest destinations? Now's your chance! Starting in the Greek capital we'll then set sail to some of the country's best island spots. With 9 days, there’s loads of time to experience everything. Chill beachside, live it up with the locals, sightsee, indulge in awesome optionals or just relax. Finish back in Athens for a...

Scandinavia (End Helsinki)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2385 per person

Scandinavia is full of stunning scenery, gorgeous fjords, long summer days, enchanting folk tales & mythical wild life. Explore it the easy way on this journey through the capital cities of Stockholm, Oslo & Copenhagen. Get a taste for real Scandinavia in some lesser known spots off the beaten track. See spectacular fjords & glaciers...and don't forget to pack your camera!

ANZAC Odyssey

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1 country \ 5 days \ from n/a per person

2015 marks the 100 year anniversary of the ANZAC troops landing in Gallipoli. Due to the huge interest in attending the ANZAC Day service to mark this occasion, capacity has been restricted and tickets already allocated via a ballot system. Our 2015 ANZAC trip is only available to those who have been successful in the ballot.Walk in the footsteps of the ANZAC’s on our moving & memorable Ga...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Austria
  • Egypt
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Scotland
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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