It has to be one of my most travelled years to date and one of my best. Starting my year in Mexico for my good buddy’s wedding, I continued south to Peru to work with G Adventures for 3 months. While down there, I toured around Bolivia, Chile and Argentina before heading back to Canada for another summer spent in the Rocky Mountains. After a great summer guiding trips, and before it got too cold for me in Canada, I flew to The Ivory Coast to meet up with Johnny Ward from Onestep4ward.com. We headed north through West Africa up to Senegal in time to meet the group for our two week charity trip,THE GIVEBACK GIVEAWAY. Then onwards north, conquering Mauritania and the Sahara just in time to fly home from Morocco for Christmas.
Instagram is great for amplifying life and documenting the highlights. I use IG sort of like a photo Album of the best. I wanted to choose the best 15 for 2015 but had a few more favourites. So I’ve picked out 30 of my most memorable photos of the year in a somewhat chronological order. It’s been an amazing year…
1 – A trip to Peru wouldn’t be complete without a Llama selfie. I tried to kiss this one but was denied pretty hard.
4 – This photo is edited to shit because it was pretty poor quality. This is taken at the Inca bridge behind Machu Picchu. If you ever go to Machu Picchu make sure you check out the Inca bridge. So many people miss it and its only a 10 minute walk.
8 – I had taken a ton of video footage and photos on my gopro of Death Road. I sadly lost it right before we finished the road. Even though there are hundreds of tourists doing this everyday this was such a blast. Not nearly as scary as you would think. Just pure fun!
9 – The Bolivian Jungle was just out of this world. Navigating small boats through rivers that were often no wider than a door-way. Catching piranha with a piece of line. Tracking camen in the night and even swimming with pink dolphins in the murky Amazon waters. The place is just amazing and somewhere I hope to go back to.
10 – The salt flats felt a lot more special than just an epic place to get a photo.
Salt Flats ✔ A photo posted by josh henry (@smallworldtraveller) on
11 – We had been driving all day through the desert in Bolivia and before the sunset we wanted to get out and stretch out legs. I climbed up on a giant rock and so did another guy from my car. I snapped this photo just before the sun went down.
13 – In Bolivia I met some people on a tour. Arriving in San Pedro, Chile, we rented bikes and rode out into the Atacama desert. It was just one of those great days with new friends you have while travelling.
19 – This photo was taken right before a massive down pour. We had just arrived in Mali and we were getting a lot of STrange looks as foreigners. The looks always turned into smiles though. although the time in Mali was short I won’t forget the people being so kind.
22 – This day was pretty awful. We had travelled 18 hours by bus to get to the border and discover it was closed. We pleaded to be let through but were turned down. We decided to find someone who would attempt to smuggle us across. Unfortunately we got caught and taken to the police station. We were told to leave town immediately and even got a police escort to the bus station.
23 – Sierra Leone was not an easy country to travel in but the somewhat famous River Beach No. 2 was seriously breathtaking. Lush mountainous backdrops surround you on a beach with next to no people. Felt great just to soak up the beauty.
27 – This was something I had wanted to do for years. I expected I’d have to go to the dead sea to do it but turns out Lac Rose just outside of Dakar is just as buoyant and it has the added bonus of being pink!
30 – We woke up for sunrise. It had been a long night with the jolting of the train and all the iron ore blowing in our face. It had obvisously had an affect on our appearance. Loved travelling with this guy. Excited for more big travel plans in 2016!