Be More Adventurous

Last month I wrote about Things I’d Never Do Again When Travelling and I was genuinely surprised by a lot of the responses I got. Comments like “I would never do that” and “you’re much braver than me” had me thinking…me? Brave? Really?!

Apart from the time I was almost mugged in Namibia, I have never thought of myself as a brave person. I’m just a reserved little lady who likes experiencing new things! Whether it’s visiting somewhere I’ve never been before or an adrenaline-pumping activity, I always jump at the chance to do something I’ve never done before. The name of the blog is, after all, Mrs Ayla’s Adventures, so it’s only right that Mr Ayla and I give you lots of adventures to read about!

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Skydiving in Namibia

Things I’d Never Do Again When Travelling

Free from the responsibilities of home life and wanting to experience as much as we can, we all lose our inhibitions a bit when we travel. We become more confident, more adventurous and a lot more courageous, doing things we would never usually do at home. I always try to avoid saying no to something new which makes the possibilities endless when travelling.  But it also means that in amongst all the fantastic experiences, there are bound to be a few not so fantastic experiences too.

Aside from the time we were almost mugged in Namibia , I have never really written about anything negative on the blog.  I’m generally a very positive and easily pleased girl and, to be honest, we’ve been amazingly lucky and haven’t really had many bad experiences on our travels.  But there are a few things that I can say I would never ever do again.

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The time I was almost mugged in Namibia

Namibia was the 7th country on our 4 month trip travelling across Africa and, so far, we had had the best time of our lives.

As we were coming close to the end of our overland trip, we decided to have a meal out with the tour group rather than cook food out of the truck for a change. It was after a day of skydiving so everyone’s adrenaline was pumping and we were all in high spirits as we headed off to a little Italian restaurant.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

Safaris are just one of the many things that Africa is known best for, and for good reason.  They are an amazing way to see the incredible wildlife up close in its natural environment, in a way that you just can’t at the zoo.  No matter how many safaris I went on in my 4 months travelling around Africa, I was always overawed every single time.

This photo of a male and female lion relaxing together was taken in Etosha National Park in Namibia.  Even though Etosha is not as well known as some of the other African national parks, it was one of our favourites as the animals were in abundance.

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Losing My Heart To Africa

The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” Richard Mullin

For my first post about one of my adventures, the only thing that I could possibly talk about is somewhere that is very close to my heart.  In fact, it’s somewhere so close to my heart that I’m pretty sure I left it there when I returned home and it’s been calling me back ever since.

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