This was our view, gazing out across ancient ruins on the Greek island of Aegina as the still-warm sun slipped into the sea and we sipped our ice-cold drinks, when we decided we would change our lives completely, give up our jobs and go travelling.

“I don’t want to climb Everest or bungee jump off a bridge. I just want to do this – ordinary things in extraordinary places” was Geoff’s remark.

“Let’s do it”, I said.

And so it began……