Season’s Greetings – Travel Changes Everything!

Please click on the video below for a Seasonal Message from the “MASTERS” Team.

 

 

TRAVEL CHANGES EVERYTHING

A few photos you may have seen already and many you won’t.  These are just some of our thoughts following four months on the road.

Meeting people from all over the World enhances your understanding and broadens your mind.

Friendships can be fleeting…

Friendships can be fleeting…

…Some a little longer….

…Some a little longer….

…Others can be safe in the knowledge that you will meet again one day - $5 Canadian Dollars says so!

…Others can be safe in the knowledge that you will meet again one day – $5 Canadian Dollars says so!

You do things that you never thought you could… or would!

Abseiling down sheer rock faces…

Abseiling down sheer rock faces…

…Getting down and dirty…

…Getting down and dirty…

…Fast and furious - well it was for me!

…Fast and furious – well it was for me!

Appreciating every single moment is so important…

…As you may not be coming back this way anytime soon

…As you may not be coming back this way anytime soon

It doesn’t take long to realise you can’t say everything you really think everywhere in the World.

Always be on guard in the Big C

Always be on guard in the Big C

You realise that a relationship that survives travelling, is a pretty special one.

Fishing for compliments – nice line Mark!

Fishing for compliments – nice line Mark!

You can act out fantasies without fear and nobody will laugh…

Baywatch Bailey

Baywatch Bailey

If you have a roof over your head, you are a lucky person!

Homelessness – a problem the World over

Homelessness – a problem the World over

It’s the simple things that matter most.

Boy do you appreciate the things you take for granted at home (flushing toilets)…

Boy do you appreciate the things you take for granted at home (flushing toilets)…

…When water is not on tap

…When water is not on tap

Chatting to people you would never normally meet gives you an understanding and perspective you simply can’t get in everyday life.

Skinny Hai, we won’t forget…

Skinny Hai, we won’t forget…

…And clear realisation that there is always light even at the end of the darkest tunnel

…And clear realisation that there is always light even at the end of the darkest tunnel

You soon realise there are two sides to most stories…

Everest, as rarely seen from the “Chinese side”

Everest, as rarely seen from the “Chinese side”

When you get up close and personal with amazing wildlife, you suddenly discover new found respect for nature.

There are little monkeys wherever you are in the World…

There are little monkeys wherever you are in the World…

…If we don’t look after endangered species, there’ll be little left

…If we don’t look after endangered species, there’ll be little left

Travel helps you understand that life is not about the past or the future, it’s the present that really matters.

Time to reflect

Time to reflect

More often than you think, people are not always quite what they seem!

The fun comes from digging a little deeper to find out what really makes people tick

The fun comes from digging a little deeper to find out what really makes people tick

Sadly some countries are better than others when it comes to caring for the environment.

Carry on like this and there will be problems!

Carry on like this and there will be problems!

You soon realise how few pocessions you really need.

Travelling light

Travelling light

There’s more to fast food than a Big Mac – sometimes you just need to put it in your mouth and chew!

Tourist treats – but in Cambodia a staple diet to survive, not long ago

Tourist treats – but in Cambodia a staple diet to survive, not long ago

We think in the so called “modern world” we have problems.

No! The people of Nepal have problems – first the earthquake…

No! The people of Nepal have problems – first the earthquake…

…Now the lack of fuel

…Now the lack of fuel!

There’s always something that makes you smile!

This still does three months later

This still does three months later

Scary spiders in the bathroom at home aren’t really scary.

Now that’s scary!

Now that’s scary!

The more you travel, the more you want to travel.

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

We wish all our friends and family seasonal greetings and a very happy 2016!

Best wishes

Mark and Sarah x

Happy New Year - see you in 2016!

Happy New Year – see you in 2016!

 

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  1. Andy

    May I wish you both a very merry Christmas.

    ‘There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign’ – Robert Louis Stevenson

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  2. Paula Tagg

    Hi Mark and Sarah. I think Holly and Phil need to move over! A great presentation and just like watching you on the tele. I think there may be a problem with E-mail Sarah so for the moment just a note to say have the very best Xmas ever because I am sure this one will make you realise that all that really matters are family and friends (I know, you already knew that !) Talking of which we are just off on our mini travel to the Island where there are storm warnings for the next two days!!!!but hey it will liven up the beach walks. Hope your mum and dad are OK after the flight. Is Lisa going to with you as well???
    So wishing you a Very Merry little Christmas time.
    Love and hugs The Taggs xxxxx

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  3. Richard and Danuta Allen

    We have enjoyed ‘travelling’ with you especially though South East Asia as we have done the same touristy bits as you ( and everyone else ) and it brought back very happy memories. We agree continuous travelling can be very tiring so hope you can relax with your relies in Oz when you arrive for Xmas. We have no plans for the new year as yet as Richard has a little problem that will hopefully be dealt with in February. Nothing to worry about.
    Off to the Elliotts tonight to drink Steve’s booze and eat Janet’s food. Should be good.
    Wishing you both a very happy Christmas and more incredible adventures in 2016 as you progress round the world. Stay safe and look after each other.
    All the best
    Richard and Danuta

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  4. Simon Partington

    Lucan & Sarah….very interesting (& true) words spoken from World travellers …and all the best to you both at this special time of the year.

    However, unfortunately, I fear for your state of mind once you return to the UK where, again unfortunately, many of your words have lost all meaning to our neighbours…and France is certainly not better….

    Stay safe (and I hope Jo has demolished the house yet),

    Simon & Karen

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  5. Kevin Mageean

    Happy Christmas to both of you, fantastic blog
    Kevin&Kath

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  6. A very Happy Christmas to you, and a wonderful 2016. It has been great listening to you lovely people, and to see yet more amazing photos. Happy travelling and stay safe! x

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  7. a jenkins

    Fantastic

    Happy Christmas and have a fantastic, healthy and happy New Year

    warmest Christmas wishes

    alison

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