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Rami

Adventure tours through Europe

Tell us about you

I grew up in Jordan in the Middle East. I have been interested in cultures and history as well as foods from around the world since I was a child. I love to travel and what better way to experience all there is in this wonderful world than to work in this industry.

Favourite travel destination and why

Africa! It has such a diverse range of cultures and people. The history dates back to before the Stone Age and the animals are amazing. In one continent you can have such a diverse experience while travelling there. East Africa is my favourite.

Most recent adventure

I travelled to Zimbabwe in September 2011. It was fantastic. I spent a few days in Victoria Falls whitewater rafting and body boarding, zip lining and gorge swinging, before heading to some amazing game parks. There were few tourists around so it felt like I had the whole country to myself. Walking with the rhinos near Masvingo is one of my best experiences yet.

Favourite food experience

This would have to be the food in China. The Chinese food you get anywhere in the world is just not the same as the food you get in China. It’s fresh and full of flavour. Peking duck, Shanghai dumplings and even some spicy donkey hot pot. Top this off with the Great Wall and the old quarter of Xi’an and you have an Intrepid experience to remember.

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

I am fascinated by active volcanos and Central America has some of the most active volcanos that you can actually have access to. I want to see the eruptions and the lava flows. Add in the food, music and dancing of Latin America and to me that sounds like an amazing trip.

 

Tom

Global

Tell us about you

Working at Intrepid My Adventure Store, I'm able to combine my passion for travel with work. The opportunity to visit the most brilliant destinations is one decision I will never regret.

Favourite travel destination and why

Kenya. The Maasai culture, magnificent landscapes and most of all the amazing animals make it a must-see destination. It's an experience I will never forget.

Best travel memory

Experiencing sunrise at Angkor Wat.

Best travel tips

Be prepared for the unexpected – this is what makes some of the best travel memories.

Favourite food experience

Freshly made pasta in Cinque Terra, Italy – yum!

Any advice for people considering embarking on the trip of a lifetime

You only live once, so make the most of your time by experiencing as much as you can.

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Egypt, with its amazing history, people, and sights. I can’t wait!

Sarah

Global

Favourite travel destination and why

South America! The food, culture, landscapes, wildlife and people make this the best place to travel. Valparaiso has incredible street art, Buenos Aires is home to the delicious empanada, the Galapagos Island has more diverse wildlife than you see in a zoo and everywhere there are friendly, happy people.
 

Most recent adventure

Travelling through China recently, I hugged pandas, hiked the Great Wall, danced at the Terracotta Warriors, fought crowds at Tiananmen Square and stayed with local villagers for a night and ate starfish.
 

Best travel memory

Sitting on the top of the world and calling my twin sister from Everest Base Camp on a satellite phone to celebrate our 22nd birthday. 
 

Best travel tips

Always be aware of local customs and rules, and learn a few phrases in the local language.
 

Favourite food experience

Eating 200 grams of prime Argentinean steak that was presented to the table and sliced in half by the chef using only two spoons... we also ate a wheel of fried cheese that night.
 

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Uganda - I would love to see the gorillas.