was raised in New Zealand (and following a short teaching career, and a time guiding bus
groups around New Zealand, he ventured on the big 'overseas trip'. Whilst 'O.S.', he
travelled extensively and worked many jobs, both within and outside the travel industry.
Brent has been a tour leader in Europe, a London guide driving mini-bus sightseeing
programmes as well as 'themed' 'pub' walking tours. He has worked as deck hand/first mate
on yachts and sailed the Caribbean, the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the Mediterranean,
through the English Channel and along the East African coast. He has also navigated the
inland water ways of the Netherlands. Being the adventurous type he also spent time
travelling 'overland' through Africa and the Middle East before settling back in London.
He became a director of a major adventure tour operator to the Middle East, Turkey and
Eighteen months turned into ten years after which time he emigrated back downunder to Australia with his Australian wife Elaine whom he met in London. Upon arriving in Australia in 1988 he founded Passport Travel and has continued to develop special interest travel. More recent forays include trekking in Nepal, continued exploration of China and Russia, regular visits back to New Zealand and Europe as well as indulging in some Pacific Island resorts! Recently Brent got to sample the Sikkimese fire water known as 'Chang' - see picture below!
'Been There, Done That, shot. A more interesting part of the
Great Wall, away from the maddening crowds - but quite a story in
Drinking 'Chang' in Sikkim!
Not quite fully awake yet!! A very early wake
up for a very early disembarkation from the Trans Siberian. It must have
been the purple curtains!
Brents old tramping grounds NZ mountains. Arthurs Pass
I have maintained a
childhood interest in the art of Conjuring (Magic Tricks). I learnt early in
my travels how 'tricks' can be a major 'ice breaker'. In Africa I was thought of as a White Witch Doctor!
Whilst on a family self drive holiday through Malaysia and Thailand, I enjoyed this reaction from a member of the Padong Tribe. I couldn't resist the 'clinking' sound when I produced vanished coins from this ladies 'neck attire'. Within a few minutes a crowd had gathered and those initially shy local kids joined in as well.
Near Grimma (April 05) in the
old East Germany.
I finally got to drive a GDR period 'Trabant' car!!!!
Click here for Colditz Story.
Matterhorn May 2006!!!
Now this is an environment a Kiwi loves!!
There is more about my Swiss indulgence in other sectors of this web site. Trains, walking, helicopters and Aircraft museums!
Time Traveller - highlights from a travel enthusiasts past roamings...
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