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Name: Brian
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Join Date: July 21, 2014
Contributions: Besandri has written about 90 places, shared 2,144 photos, left 2,378 comments, and smiled 51,624 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
Chongqing, China
Mar 22, 2018 – Apr 4, 2018
Based in Jiangjin where I have bought an apartment
Grenoble, France
Apr 4, 2018 – May 2, 2018
France Home Exchange
Bath, England, UK
May 9, 2018 – May 15, 2018
UK North Somerset #Exchange 6D
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
Only English unfortunately as there are lots that I would like to learn. Trying to learn Spanish. Failed attempt at Afrikaans.
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
+ Myanmar, I just love the country
+ Antartica cruise with 18 others from TB
+ Mongolia Eagle Festival then to Tibet
+ Greenland, such a unique place
+ South African game parks, canoeing down the Zambezi river.
+ China: Beijing, Huangshan, Dunhuang, Chengdu.
+ Cabo San Lucas, the start of my home exchanges.
+ Banff - Jasper, the scenery is magnificent
+ Anywhere in SE Asia,
- Being Shanghaied in Shanghai, you just have to watch those coffee shops
Lots of travel planned as I am now retired.
Love the outdoors, nature and wildlife and seeing new countries.
Not so keen to see buildings and museums.
Love the summers and I don't like winters.
I prefer to stay in basic accommodation.
SE Asia is where I hope to spend a lot of time in the future.
gingerbatik says:
aha.. you travel too much and do not remember the weather:)
Please keep warm in China and eat plenty of hotpot.

Posted on: Jan 08, 2018
gingerbatik says:
Happy New Year Brian and enjoy Christchurch.
I watch NZ nature film about birds this morning (on tv), and really miss the country.

Enjoy fishing:)
Posted on: Jan 07, 2018
LoLaV says:
You answered on my blogpost abbout a plan to travel a lot somewhere 2016, you said it were great goals. I actually didn't do any of it unfortunately.
Posted on: Dec 18, 2017
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