Mackinnon's Habitat

Canadian born and Australian raised, consdiered well travelled by some, but not by me! I have so much to see and do that I am itching to leave and not come home for a few years...more on that later. I have been travelling as a volunteer lately and have done things like lead blind trekkers up a mountains and even build houses in 2nd and 3rd world countries.

What is next for me?? RTW is the answer. I have a few short trips planned to keep me happy, then I will be off for who knows how long. Early 2013 is the goal, I have a house build in Argentina (Nov 2011) and in Cambodia (Aug 2012) to do then with any luck, off to Asia to kick off the journey!

Look forward to getting to know fellow travel nuts!

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Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] I've been backpacking for 6 months now. You realize that with a group of 5-6 people, it will be quite difficult to find cheap accommodation?
Mackinnon's Habitat
Mackinnon's Habitat I must agree, managing 6 others on a three week tour of Laos and Cambodia was hard work. We all said that 3 or 4 max next time. I am keen though....be good to talk more about this.
3 years ago
In
In Hi Guys. I have another 2 people wanting to travel with me. I think in terms of accomodation it's always easier if you have an even number. So we have 3 travellers and the fourth one is very welcome to join us.
3 years ago
Oropel
Oropel Hello, I would absolutely love to be that fourth person :-)! How far have u got with planning? Where about's in the UK are u living?
3 years ago
Oropel
Oropel The only thing is, i've just noticed your dates. How flexible are you with those as I wouldn't be able to start until September.
3 years ago
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In Hello Oropel. Nice to hear from you.I've noticed your profile earlier and I liked it. We didn't get far with the panning yet. At the moment we are looking at the route options and prices. Yesterday I have been testing the ONEWORLD planning tool and these are the countries I added to the route: London -Rio de Janeiro-Santiago-Lima-Cancun-Miami-Honolulu-Sydney-Singapore-Bangkok-London. This just a beginning and we may add or remove countries from a route. The price for this route example came up to £3300 a person. Quite pricey- I think we can get cheaper than that if we shop around. We are willign to be flexible with the dates as long as we find someone seriuos to travel with. Another possiblity is you joining us in September. Let's say if we start our trip in Brazil and stay there for 4 weeks you can join us in Santagio in September. We can always work something out. I live in London.

3 years ago
Oropel
Oropel Lovely to hear from you too. The countries that you added absolutely match with where I want to go (although my Geography isn't that great so I had to google the cities to find out which countries that they were lol!) It's sooo exciting!!! The only other two countries that I really really wanted to visit were India and China. Were they ones that you were interested in too? I am serious, the only thing is I would not want to miss Brazil as it is one of the places that I want to visit. Is it possible to get a boat along the Amazon? That's something I've always wanted to do.
3 years ago
Oropel
Oropel Are you on facebook?
3 years ago
Chris
Chris This looks like an amazing project, good luck with your build and hope you find some troopers to help.
Mackinnon's Habitat
Mackinnon's Habitat Thanks Chris :)
3 years ago
Mackinnon's Habitat
Mackinnon's Habitat I would consider doing it again for sure, but it would depend on time as I am planning on climbing Cho-Oyu with three vision impaired climbers in late 2013. I think this would be good for a bit of real altitude training (rather than on machines) before doing the big one!
Mackinnon's Habitat
Mackinnon's Habitat You should look into using a good tour guide comapny, the best I know is Nomadic Adventures. They help us take 7 vision impaired climbers to the summit in 2009. In fact, the entire team of 22 made the summit, which is a rare achievement. They have the best guides on the mountain and this will make the difference for you. I would do it again, but I am planning on bigger peaks next! Good luck :)
Mackinnon's Habitat
Mackinnon's Habitat www.nomadicadventures.com
3 years ago
sofia
sofia Thank you for the tips :-D
3 years ago
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