Dean - The Adventure Traveller
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Where has Dean been?

* Antarctica * Argentina * Australia * Austria * Bahamas * Bahrain * Barbados * Belgium * Bolivia * Botswana * Brazil * Cambodia * Canada * Chile * China * Colombia * Cook Islands * Costa Rica * Cuba * Croatia * Czech Republic * Denmark * Ecuador * Falkland Islands * Fiji * France * French Polynesia * Germany * Great Britain * Greece * Hong Kong * India * Indonesia * Italy * Ireland * Jordan * Kenya * Macau * Malaysia * Malawi * Mexico * Monaco * Namibia * Netherlands * New Zeland * Norway * Panama * Peru * Reunion * Scotland * South Africa * South Korea * Singapore * Spain * Sweden * Switzerland * Tanzania * Thailand * United States of America * Vanuatu * Vatican City * Vietnam * Zambia * Zimbabwe

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More about Dean

Dean has been involved in retail travel since 1989.  His experience, expertise and understanding of airfares and the intricacies of the travel industry allows him to construct innovative itineraries and obtain the best deals for his clients. With great attention to detail, he ensures that his clients maximise their time available and derives enormous satisfaction from surprising them with what may be possible on their budget. Encouraging them to enjoy the great experiences that a well planned trip can provide. A dedicated and passionate traveller, he has travelled in all continents having visited Antarctica in 2004 and feels that for all its faults, the world is a wondrous and amazing place.  He believes that travelling is an essential part of one’s growth and education and goes a long way in making people more tolerant and understanding.

Before becoming a Travel Agent: Professional Cricketer.

Favourite destinations: Africa, USA, South America, Caribbean, NZ, Bali

Favourite cities: London, Capetown, Venice, San Francisco, NYC

Favourite towns:Cusco, Stonetown, Cartagena, Thira(Santorini), Key West

Best beach: Whitehaven (Whitsundays), Tayrona National Park Colombia

Most beautiful place: Tahiti, Whitsundays, Fraser Island, NZ South Island, Patagonian Lake District

Most surprising destination: Quito, Hoi An

Ideal holiday destination: A stay in a luxurious African Safari Lodge is about as good as it gets: romantic accommodation, great food and game drives morning & night

Top 10 places I have stayed: Amanjiwo Resort – Java Dock House Hotel – Capetown Namale Resort – Fiji Pantai Lima – Bali Maya Ubud Santa Clara Hotel – Cartagena Jaci’s Lodge – Madikwe Samaya – Seminyak Das Cataratas – Iguacu Falls Duodo Palace Hotel - Venice

Best bar: Senor Frogs – Mazatlan; Ku de Ta – Bali; Potato Head – Bali *Whilst not actually a bar, drinking caipirinhas in a lagoon next to a waterfall in Natal, Brazil was pretty special.

Best restaurant: Bridges – Ubud, Metis – Seminyak, Hotel Plaza Athenee – Paris *The barbequed lobster at the waterfall in Brazil was sensational!

Most fun place: Queenstown.

Hippest place: Cuba.

Best Massage: Maya Ubud

Most challenging: Hiking the Inca Trail.

Most exciting experience:Boogie boarding down the Zambezi; encountering elephants on a walking safari in Kruger National Park.

Most memorable animal encounter: Feeding elephants in South Africa; having condors swooping 5m above my head in Peru; 2m from a leopard seal in Antarctica; baby seals climbing on my kayak in Abel Tasman National Park, NZ; an anaconda swimming beneath our canoe in the Amazon Basin

Most embarrassing: Thrown off train in mid-Winter at the Czech border for not having a visa (before becoming a travel agent!).

Scariest: Riding in a taxi in Bangkok – the driver was watching TV while weaving in & out of traffic at 90km/h.

Hottest place:Death Valley USA

Coldest place: Chicago

Best shopping: Las Vegas / Century 21, New York

Best food: Hong Kong / Vietnam