Now that Christmas is over and 2013 is well and truly underway, it’s the perfect time to start planning all of the adrenaline packed adventure sports you’ll be undertaking in the New Year.
Whether you’ll be throwing yourself out of a plane, hurtling down a snowy mountainside or trekking through the Himalayas, the only place to go to find out what’s going to be hot and what’s not in 2013 is The Outdoors Show at London’s ExCel centre.
Holidays in Cambodia are famous for being enriching cultural experiences. But the country is also beginning to emerge as one of the world’s most exciting adventure activity destinations.
This sublime Southeast Asian nation is ready to make the most of its picturesque landscape and provide the world with a new playground for adrenaline-fueled exploits.
Here’s our list of the top five ways to experience adventure in Cambodia.
Keeping gear dry is never easy. Water has an uncanny ability to get everywhere and so to prevent this trekkers often use an exped pack liner, or similar, to protect their vitals.
But why bother when you can achieve the same with a bin bag or refuse sack? You’ve hundreds of them lying around the house, they cost nothing and will keep your gear dry for free.
Let’s look at what’s available on the market and weigh up whether it’s really worth the extra coin.
Think of Germany and you may think of beer-swilling, lederhosen-wearing locals, but Germans are actually very health conscious and known for their love of walking; trekking in Germany is especially popular amongst people who live there.
Over three million Germans spend their time Nordic walking along the country’s 200,000 kilometres of walking trails, whether its trekking through the silent valleys, exploring fairytale castles or meandering through alpine forests.
Germany is drenched in history and culture, and offers some incredible sights. There’s no better way to experience this amazing scenery than to get close and personal and explore the country by foot.
Research suggests that 70% of Britain’s land is owned by an extremely wealthy 1% of the population. This goes some way to explaining why trekkers and hikers have such difficulties exercising their right to roam.
But, so the landowners counter, there are over 140,000 miles of Public Right of Way trails that lead to almost every corner of the country, so why do people who go on walking holidays keep moaning about lack of access?
Is this “baron versus vagabond” debate a waste of time or does it cut to the heart of a serious issue confronting modern Britain?
Peru, for many people, is all about one thing. And that “thing” – that awe-inspiring, truly majestic “thing” – tends to overshadow all the other “things” that Peru has to offer. Need I state what it is? Alright, that “thing”, for those who hadn’t already clocked what the “thing” is from the title of this blog, is Machu Picchu. There I said it.
‘The Lost City of the Incas’, with its llama at the fore and its mountain at its rear, is an image so well imprinted in our minds, that those who haven’t been there think that they have and those who have…well, they’re still scratching their heads wandering whether it’s all real.
But is it really the best Inca site?
Yes it is. But to ensure ‘MP’ didn’t top my list (scandalous, I know), I looked for the places where the visitor can really connect with the people who built this once mighty empire, as well as the legendary gods who oversaw it.
When you travel abroad why confine yourself to just one experience or activity? Life’s short and you may as well try and squeeze in as much excitement as you possibly can. For this reason, multi-activity holidays are the way forward.
One favourite destination for such breaks is Croatia, a rousing land of contrasting environments, terrains and sights.
In the past you had to be content with cycling or rafting or sailing or trekking or rock climbing or pit-caving.
Now you can enjoy all these activities at once and often in the same location. Only the intrepid and the fearless should read on!
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