Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by Dan Collins in Australia, Thailand, UK
2011 went by in a flash. It was probably one of the busiest years I’ve had so far… I visited 6 countries, 3 of which I lived in for a while. Had 4 different jobs, met heaps of good new friends… lost some along the way too but let’s not put a downer on this! I changed blog names from Dan in Australia to Adventures With Dan. Accomplished a lot more things on my bucket list (but added more things than I crossed off!). Upgraded my camera gear, visited hospital 22 times, broke 2 bones, sold my 4×4 and my boat, reclaimed my old car from the UK, travelled via airplane for over 100 hours, drove more miles than I can remember…. but most important of all – I had fun! Check out the photos… there’s a lot!!
In 2011 I…
Got up close to some dangerous animals
Visited places in my home country
Rode the underground for the first time ever!
Met the Beatles
Became a part of the exibition in a Liverpool museum
Sold my motor boat... I loved that thing!
Made friends with monkeys in Thailand
Partied like a pro in Surfers Paradise
Fell in love with Koh Tao
Washed an Elephant
Got touched up by a lady boy while trying to sleep in Thailand
Tried some local delacies in Bangkok
Crossed off some bucket list goals
Stood under a waterfall in the rain forest
Held some exotic animals
Got up close and personal with a koala!
Cimbed the highest mountain in Wales... with a broken foot!
Explored the Welsh mountains
Mastered the local mountains of Wales
Made some furry friends
Witnessed some amazing sunsets
Made friends with a firespinner
Cuddled a tiger
Walked through the Grand Palace
Took tips from my firespinner friend and made some cool photos!
Watched the Highland Games in Scotland
Explored the Scottish Highlands
Became a Royal Guard at Edinburgh Castle
Saw some awesome places
Explored a jungle
Went to Bath
Saw a bath in Bath
Shot some big guns
Rode the London Eye
Visited the Houses of Parliament
Witnessed the Changing of the Guard in London
Studied at Cambridge... (I wish!)
Made my best mate take a water balloon to the face for some awesome photos
Got accepted as 'one of them'
Feared for my life
Became an uncle
These are just a few of the things I’ve been able to do… for my first year of travelling I’d say it wasn’t too bad… would you!?