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Catriona Griffin

Spitzbergen, Antartica, USA, Europe, New Zealand, China, Galapagos, Syria & Jordan

Penguins, Penguins, Penguins!

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Heading south for the winter would normally mean lots of sun, a nice sandy beach and a chance to get a tan in January. But that depends on how far south you go. When I left a very cold and rainy London last December I had packed my thermals and woolly hat. There’s no chance…

A week in Syria

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Exodus’ Cat Griffin reports from Syria Syria is a country that, up until recently, has been off the map for Western visitors. Now it has opened up again and is welcoming tourists with open arms. I quickly discovered that they start early in Damascus, Syria’s fascinating and ancient capital city. 4am, before sun up and…

In the footsteps of a Legend

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Nepal, Kathmandu and Everest – a few names I became aware of early in life having spent my formative years on a certain little Southern Hemisphere island. Down there you learn about the mystical kingdom of Nepal even if you fail to pay attention at school! All thanks to one man – one unassuming Kiwi who made…

Up close and personal in the Galapagos

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As I was sitting on the deck, cold beer in one hand, camera in the other, watching a massive blue whale spouting a few hundred metres from the boat, I really thought I would wake up at any moment and still be at my desk in Balham. But I didn’t! It was as real as…

Catriona Griffin

About Catriona
  • Sales Consultant
  • Joined 2005

Travel has always fascinated Cat and has been a big part of her life from an early age. Too many experiences to mention (some good and some bad!) but highlights would have to be a microlight flight over Victoria Falls, drinking manioc with an Amazonian tribe in Ecuador and sea kayaking in the Kenai Fjords, Alaska. Alaska sums up what inspires Cat – vast open spaces, mountains, amazing wildlife and fresh air. Her best travel advice would be always take a towel and watch out for Greek taxi drivers!

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Penguins, Penguins, Penguins!

penguins1

Heading south for the winter would normally mean lots of sun, a nice sandy beach and a chance to get a tan in January. But that depends on how far south you go. When I left a very cold and rainy London last December I had packed my thermals and woolly hat. There’s no chance…

A week in Syria

syrianew8

Exodus’ Cat Griffin reports from Syria Syria is a country that, up until recently, has been off the map for Western visitors. Now it has opened up again and is welcoming tourists with open arms. I quickly discovered that they start early in Damascus, Syria’s fascinating and ancient capital city. 4am, before sun up and…

In the footsteps of a Legend

him1

Nepal, Kathmandu and Everest – a few names I became aware of early in life having spent my formative years on a certain little Southern Hemisphere island. Down there you learn about the mystical kingdom of Nepal even if you fail to pay attention at school! All thanks to one man – one unassuming Kiwi who made…

Up close and personal in the Galapagos

gal1

As I was sitting on the deck, cold beer in one hand, camera in the other, watching a massive blue whale spouting a few hundred metres from the boat, I really thought I would wake up at any moment and still be at my desk in Balham. But I didn’t! It was as real as…

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