The Lost Posts

Over the Christmas period I forgot to renew the domain registration which resulted in the contents of the website being lost. I was able to restore most of the content but previous readers of adventurousadam.com might remember a few notable lost posts which I have included a brief summary of below. 

 

The Bad Side of Travel

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While in Bolivia I had a series of ATMs which did not dispense cash but withdrew the amounts from my account. My attempts to contact the bank to sort out the mess were all failures until I decided to call the bank to get the matter fixed. 10 minutes on the phone ($75 in exorbitant call charges later) I was no closer to getting the problem solved. Other frustrations included email accounts not allowing logins from different locations and living from a backpack and constantly being on the move resulting in paperwork being lost and getting laundry done being a real challenge. Some positives outweighing the bad at the time was that I was kicking back relaxing in a hammock enjoying delicious cocktails after an awesome day exploring the amazing Iguassu Falls.

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Trouble in Paradise; Ibiza claims another victim…

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The party island of Ibiza has had many a casualty leave worse for wear after their time on the notorious party island. After Leigh & I heading out for a few drinks I became the next victim in this long line. A suspected drink spiking incident left me wandering around the beach front around 7am dazed, confused and sporting a deep gash in my left knee after an apparent serious fall judging from my torn jeans.  Despite the injuries I was loving life and felt no pain on the 3km walk back to our accommodation until I woke up and was unable to get out of bed a few hours later. A severely swollen right knee and 3 totally ruptured tendons in my left ankle (I found out about 2 months later when I still couldn’t walk pain free) left me unable to leave the room until our departure from the island. Next stop was a trip directly to hospital after negotiating the Ibiza & Madrid airports by wheelchair. My time in Madrid consisted of 4 days kicking back in the hotel room and arranging changed flights directly to Thailand for some recuperation before taking our original flight home.

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Life could be worse.

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Upon reaching Thailand, armed with the crutches provided by the Spanish hospital, I became somewhat mobile. Instead of a flight directly back to Australia I spent my recovery from the Ibiza injuries lying by the pool of our luxury resort on Koh Samui, again enjoying a few tasty cocktails. Somehow I even managed to attend the Full Moon Party on neighbouring Koh Phangan & for the first time in 2 months watch an AFL game in the local Aussie bar.

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