I believe in everyone’s heart, lives a monster! It normally comes out to breathe fresh air when we do get out from our comfort zone and into the ‘jungle’ with fresh air but without knowing everything. My little monster always pushes me to do some crazy things during my solo trips. Only when it’s got feed up completely, I can calm down and go back to normal me. OK, let’s see what adventure impressed me and might inspire you too?
“Sky Diving with a a glimpse of Great Barrier Reef”
Location: Cairns, Australia
Heading to Cairns on my own, I was super excited about those adventure tours posted online. A ‘dive’ from 14,000ft blue-sky with chilled air and crazy wind blowing your hair and face, maybe to catch bird friend one or two, isn’t this a must-try item? I was paired with my coach and dressed on the heavy parachute with his help, nothing special except a bit smelly. The plane with almost 12 people soared to sky without hesitation, while I was lucky to give the last jump and I became the person who could enjoy the whole process of taking off, soaring up, hovering around the white cloud above the oceans with different blue-s.
Moving towards the open-door wouldn’t be that easy for the parachute was tightly equipped and my coach was basically another ‘parachute’ mounted on me at that time… I didn’t have a second hesitation before I was pushed by the back-force and fell into nowhere. Everything just happened too fast and my heart was even not ready to feel the free-fall! We were in that crazy moment for 20-30 seconds around. After the excitement, it came the relaxation to let me enjoy being a ‘bird’. The extended ocean was attached to green and brown land and there are several small snake-crawling canals connecting the rainforest and the river-sea area. Closing to the land, we started our fast twisting for the landing and a soft-landing was followed.
Where I jumped? Tandem Cairns
“Bungy jump in a rainforest storm”
Location: Cairns, Australia
This was my second big jump in the same trip of Cairns. Right before I left for airport and went back to Sydney for New Year Eve, I booked this half-day jump tour. It was a second rainy day after I encounter the raining season in Cairns and the storm came pretty early in the morning. I was shoes-less and climbed up to 50-meter high tower to welcome my first jump in the rainforest.
The jump location was beautiful as it’s naturally around by the rainforest with a pond right beneath the jumping tower. The tower was pretty high than I imagined and it turned out to be truly high when I took quite a long time to climb up and drank a lot of cold wind. To warm up a bit when I was waiting for my turn at the jumping point, the pop music being played there didn’t help to relax my mind indeed. Funny thing was, I still managed to smile ‘naturally’ to the camera-man on the other side of tower and to have a look at the amazing ‘green blanket’ in front of me with a line of white houses at the end of my view. The last half-second I had seen was probably the horrible pond which looked so far away that I could give up this jump. Half-second after, I was in the air already with my weird screaming and jumping heart right there in my throat.
The hardest moment I remembered for the jump was the moment you finally cleared you mind and made your step forward!
Where I jumped? AJ Hackett Cairns
“Sky diving for the blues”
Location: Florida Keys, U.S.
After my jump in Cairns, my boyfriend is always jealous and wants to make his first jump somewhere on the earth. To ‘dive’ there is awesome for a plane of only 5 (including Captain) and a bird-view of all Florida Keys in a ‘key chain’.
Where my boyfriend jumped? Skydive Key West
“Snorkelling with sharks”
Location: Phi Phi Island, Thailand
We were a group of 5 snorkelers with 1 Australian girl guide and our long tail boat Captain. This is our first stop nearly one hour snorkelling in an aggressive close-to-cliff shallow area. We basically stopped in front of the cliff where the crazy sea waves were pushing us intensively. I tried to keep my body balance while exploring the areas where I felt sometimes cold, sometimes super warm right under the direct sun. More closer to the cliff, it was nothing but sea-bed with light color sand and stones while right underneath the sharp cliff stones, somewhere more like cave line, we saw 1-meter-long shark patrolling. It was so quick like a dark grey shadow, showing up in one second, and disappearing in the next second. We were so excited and tried to chase it in a safe distance while you know we couldn’t make it.
Match to my style-makeup: Stay chic & comfortable when you are flying