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Crooked Compass  Boutique tour operator - Exploring the lesser known side of our world through authentic and culturally immersive experiences. #FollowADifferentPath

Dubbed as the most beautiful cave network in the world, Cueves De Marmol is a 6000 year old sculpture hewn by the crashing of waves of Lake General Carrera of Patagonia in southern Chile. Also known as the Marble Cathedral, the intricate caverns are part of a peninsular made of solid marble surrounded by the glacial Lake General Carrera that spans the Chile-Argentina border. The swirling patterns on the cave interior are a reflection of the lakes azure waters which change depending on the water levels dictated by weather and season. #followadifferentpath #crookedcompass #chile #argentina #marblecaves #marblecathedral #naturalphenomena #nature #azure #bluewater #marble #swirl #travel #traveller #traveler

It’s that time of year again! We are in the midst of Firefly Squid season in Japan. These bioluminescent squid only grow to three inches long and are equipped with special light producing organs called photophores that emit a deep blue light. They are found on the tentacles and all over the body. In Toyoma Bay, Japan, these squid can be found in fantastic abundance. Normally living close to 370m under water, the waves of the bay push the squid to the surface from March to June. #followadifferentpath #crookedcompass #naturalphenomena #travel #traveller #travel #squid #fireflysquid #japan #toyamabay #wildlife #marinelife

Lake Bogoria Reserve is popularly known for the bubbling hot springs and steaming geysers. Admire the pink and white swathes of flamingos on the soda lake. The reserve also plays host to the greater shy kudu, an antelope with spiraling horns as well as impalas, grant gazelles, cheetahs and water bucks. The lake is mainly surrounded by thorny bushland merging into wooded grasslands. Dense riverine forests of raffia palm occur along watercourses with various sedges in riverine swamps. It has significant ornithological interest with 135 species of birds recorded... a site to behold for both local and international travellers. Whilst strolling within the precinct, you can catch glimpses of monkeys, ostriches and marabou storks. Home to a variety of bird life and prehistoric sites. This region is dominated by the countless hot springs which pour boiling water into the sterile lake. Sterile except for the massive flicks of flamingos which flood into Bogoria each year. Millions of them have been recorded at peak times of the year and hundreds of thousands is common. No other birds could possibly stand the conditions that the flamingos find rather pleasant (standing up to your knees in boiling, highly caustic, soda is guaranteed to strip the skin of most animals), there is nevertheless, an abundance of raptors preying on the ready source of meat. Steppe eagles, fish eagles and tawny eagles are present in amazing numbers - often as many as 8 can be found in one tree! #followadifferentpath #crookedcompass #lakebogoria #kenya #naturalphenomena #flamingos #birdlife #travel #traveller #traveler

Is Patagonia on your list? Perhaps it should be! Incredible hikes, wildlife encounters and you can even track pumas! #followadifferentpath #crookedcompass #patagonia #southamerica #chile #travel #traveller #traveler #autumn

We’ve all heard of pop up bars, pop up clothing stores and pop up coffee shops but what about pop up hotels? Tag someone you would like to stay here with! #followadifferentpath #crookedcompass #france #bubblehotel #wanderlust #bucketlist #travel #traveller #traveler

The stilt fisherman of Sri Lanka - would you like to try your hand at this experience? We can organise this for you and you can test your fishing and balancing skills against the locals! #followadifferentpath #crookedcompass #srilanka #fishing #stiltfishing #culture #travel #traveller #traveler #wanderlust #bucketlist

Happy Mother’s Day to mums all around the world! #mothersday #culture #tradition #travel

Sunsets of Arnhem Land - share with us where you have seen the most brilliant sunset. #followadifferentpath #crookedcompass #sunset #travel #arnhemland #traveller #traveler

Spear fishing with the locals in the homelands of East Arnhem Land - hunter gatherer techniques have never been stronger. #followadifferentpath #crookedcompass #huntergatherer #aboriginal #arnhemland #followingthesonglines #culture #tradition #travel #traveller

Beach front living. This is our humble home whilst living on the land. We have fresh rain showers, toilets and a second dwelling next door with a large platform for those wanting to sleep safely under the stars. Make this experience yours - link in bio. #followadifferentpath #followingthesonglines #crookedcompass #wanderlust #experience #bucketlist #arnhemland #northernterritory

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