On December 10th Intrepid was joined by a few seasoned travellers and fellow adventure operators to chat all things South America. Under the hashtag #IntrepidSA, we covered everything from epic scenery, delicious cuisine and hidden gems. Check out the full recap below.
New Year’s Eve, it’s the event that happens once in a year but 24 times in a day. Nearly everyone rings it in on December 31st, but the mystical magic of time zones means the party lives on and on and on, hitting one little slice of the world after another.
Our November photo comp was all about South East Asia, a destination very close to our hearts (and our stomachs). It’s probably one of the most photogenic places on earth, both for candid street shots and big temple-dotted panoramas, but what impressed us most about this month’s submissions were how well they avoided S.E. Asian photo clichés (not as easy as it sounds).
Depending on your age, religious persuasion and general enthusiasm for all things festive, you’ve probably already been through the Christmas shopping debacle quite a few times by now – so you have the whole operation down pat. You’re a finely oiled buying machine, a smooth-sailing purchasing powerhouse – the super yacht of gift giving if you will.
Our first night on the Galapagos‘ San Cristobal Island saw us, rather predictably, at a bar. Amidst a backdrop of reggae music, we set about complimenting our drinks with a game of magnetic darts. Yes – magnetic darts, not your standard issue spike-tipped things. One can only presume that this non-spike approach is a nod to the Galapagos’ valuable commitment to animal welfare: no harpoons, of any size, here.
In South-East Asia, the process of steaming a curry in banana leaves is referred to as mok, amok or ho mok. Classic ingredients include thick coconut cream and galangal (similar to ginger), with a whole heap of other deliciousness added.
Perhaps not quite so well regarded in the international ‘foodie’ community as some of its European neighbours, Turkey holds it’s own when it comes to delicious stuff to gorge on.