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Volcanos and Penguins and Wine Oh My:

October 22nd, 2017

The 28 or so hours traveling here has proven to be more than worth itWhile the flight from Houston to Santiago was overnight and in the dark the three hours from Santiago to Punta Arenas were spent winging over the Andes. Amazing is a word overused i


Spring season in New Zealand:

October 22nd, 2017

Premier jour Taupo.. o il ne fait pas spcialement beau L'occasion pour moi de revisiter mes premiers jours en NouvelleZlande


Raglan sunset:

October 22nd, 2017

Premiers FishChips neozelandais face l'ocan de Raglan C'etait aussi le soir d'une clipse totale mais comme je suis hyper doue je l'ai pas vraiment vue et je ne sais donc pas quoi a ressemble


Hamilton Lake:

October 22nd, 2017

Deuxime ville en compagnie de Dan l'english Hamilton Ville qui ne valait pas plus qu'Auckland a mes yeux car beaucoup trop de gros buildings et de d'industries Malgres cela j'ai su trouver un lac qui valait le dtour mais que beaucoup de personne


Hamilton Lake:

October 22nd, 2017

Deuxime ville en compagnie de Dan l'english Hamilton Ville qui ne valait pas plus qu'Auckland a mes yeux car beaucoup trop de gros buildings et de d'industries Malgres cela j'ai su trouver un lac qui valait le dtour mais que beaucoup de personne


Auckland:

October 22nd, 2017

Premiers pas en NouvelleZlande aprs 43heures de trajetAuckland n'est pas la ville que j'enviais la NouvelleZlande mais il me fallut bien trois nuits pour me remettre du jetlag et pour me faire quelques copains avec qui voyager Backpacker


Camping in Stockholms Archipelago Finnhamn and Ingmars:

October 22nd, 2017

Got the wonderful suggestion from my boyfriend James that we start a travel blog together and keep a track of our trips and travels and of our expanding adventures as we get to see and learn more about our mysteriously beautiful planet. Being a bit of a


Hangzhou Tag 24:

October 22nd, 2017

Der groe Wetterbuddha ist mir am heutigen Tag wohlgesonnen und beschert mir zumindest keinen Regen. Ich kann also ab 8.30 Uhr im chinesischen Stil noch einmal Hangzhou erkunden. Mit meinem klapprigen Fahrrad starte ich also meine Erkundungstour rund um d


Final leg:

October 22nd, 2017

We spent our last night in Dar es Salaam celebrating my passing of the BCBA exam. We acted totally out of character and booked an executive room at the Serena Hotel and enjoyed all the benefits. We did look a bit out of place arriving to this 5 star establ


Marthas Vineyard.:

October 22nd, 2017

Weather was going to turn on us to get to the next destination so our Captain decided to leave Newport early to bit the storm. The boss drove the rental car and took the ferry while we took the yacht Pretty odd. They got in to a little adventure that w


Day 2 Waikiki Beach in Honolulu Hawaii 14 June 2015:

October 22nd, 2017

Day 2 Waikiki Beach in Honolulu Hawaii 14 June 2015 After a much needed sleep we were ready for the beach holiday. We had a fantastic breakfast at the hotel enjoying the scenes around and in the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The day was spent w


Up the East Coast of USA Cape May MD:

October 22nd, 2017

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in


Well Hello Dalai Lama:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello Dalai LamaWell Hello Dalai LamaIt's so nice to have you here while China's doing wrongYou're looking swell Dalai Lama We can tell Dalai LamaYou're still glowin' you're still crowin'You're still goin' strong.We feel the World sw


A starbucks on every corner...yes it's true:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello everyone hope you're all okOur first night of hostel living was interesting quite a noisy and interrupted night so didn't get a lot of sleep no chance of getting over the jet lag there I really don't understand people who have showers at 4am


National Holidays:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi AllSo I'm on holiday for a week for the national day celebrations. We went out for a ride on our bikes on Friday and Saturday and here are the photosEnjoyJah Bless


Paddling in the Yellow River:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi AllWell with the weather being so beautiful at the minute we decided to go to the Yellow River yesterday. It's only 20 km north of the city. So we hopped onto a bus which was stuffed to the gills seriously the driver could only just shut the doors


Magdeburg Day 23:

October 22nd, 2017

Whew keeping updated is difficult. By the time I leave work around 4pm find something to do for an hour or two around town and make dinner all I want to do is take a short walk and read. Funny how something so simple i.e. this travel blog can be so ex


Bolivia I:

October 22nd, 2017

I made this Blog entry down in Lima with a faster internet connection. Therefore enthusiastically I uploaded many many fotos... BOLIVIAAfter a 20 hours busride from Sao Paulo to Corumba we crossed the border on 27th of April in the morning. Thi


4 Day Cruise to Cozumel Jan 711 2010. Carnival's Fantasy:

October 22nd, 2017

I had not had a real vacation since April 2009 and I was going crazy for warm weather. Jason knew how badly I wanted to get away and gave me one of the best Christmas presents a girl could ask for a CRUISE I'm apologizing now for the lack of detail


Australia:

October 22nd, 2017

It was a surprisingly long flight to Sydney from Bangkok around 9 hours. So we were pretty sleepy when we got there and after the bus back to the hostel we just chilled out and got our bearings. It was a bit of a party hostel and we were in a dorm but lu


Sydney Northern Beaches:

October 22nd, 2017

Sydney's northern beaches ist ein beliebter Urlaubsort fuer Sydnysiders. Die northern beaches erstrecken sich von Manly bis nach Palm Beach.


Arequipa Volcanoes Condors:

October 22nd, 2017

When I got to Arequipa a white city within view of three volcanoes in the middle of the desert I was really feeling the absence of Conny and Jennie. It was odd to suddenly be on my own again after 2 weeks of being part of a three. And for the four month


Trip 3 Mehoopany Pa:

October 22nd, 2017

This trip started out a bummer because they split me and Caitlin up. I headed to Mehoopany Pennsylvania and she headed to Iowa City. We are both at Proctor and Gamble sites but our plants make different products. Our goal for these locations was to learn


Eightyeight Days for another 365:

October 22nd, 2017

When you are homeless jobless and penniless there are few options open to you but to return to the family home even if it is in Australia With a degree behind him and a spring in his step Cieran tried so hard to start his career and settle into the next


Koh Tao Diving:

October 22nd, 2017

We took the night boat to Ko Tao. At peak times it could be quite an experience as all the mattresses that are laid out on the boat deck are shoulder to shoulder for the western build. We arrived at 6 am in the morning and headed for the only open cafe on


Day 23 Ho Chi Minh City:

October 22nd, 2017

After breakfast we mad our way to the Cu Chi Tunnels. It took around 1 and a half hours to get there. These were the tunnels used for battle during the Vietnamese war. This was very interesting and the tunnels were tiny. I wasn't brave enough to go down on


Tambopata 21.09.25.09.2010:

October 22nd, 2017

Hallo zusammenIch und Stephanie von Canada ich habe Sie in Arequipa getroffen haben uns entschlossen einen Jungeltrip zu machen. Da der Nationalpark Manu so teuer war habe ich nach anderen Alternativen ausschau gehalten und den Nationalpark Tambop


Week 3:

October 22nd, 2017

Okay so it's been a while but the last week and weekend were pretty well packed considering the combination of events and school work. The weekend before last the group attended an acrobatics performance which sadly I have no pictures from. There were


22 Sri Lanka:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello from Sri LankaOur trip here has turned out quite well actually. After a fairly slow start at the beach town of Unawatuna we ended up climbing Adam's Peak or Sri Pada. It was the top of the mountain where Adam when thrown out of heaven landed a


I Dance Around Celebrity Ensues:

October 22nd, 2017

Okay so I haven't yet skyrocketed to the top of the Chinese Alist and I don't think the foreignerdirected jeerscatcalls on the street invariably a snickering hoot Hellooo Yeah nihao to you too jackass these days are any different from


You know what they say about people with big feet:

October 22nd, 2017

Big ShoesAfter eating lunch at Relish today Maria Scott and I took a taxi to the big shoe store. I found an address in the back of Chengdoo magazine. Since my flip flops broke I haven't had anything to wear with my black clothing so I needed some b


Sweethomeness:

October 22nd, 2017

The past 6 weeks have flown by and tonight I'm off on Part 2 of my travel year. Although this is meant to be a travel blog it is also meant to document my 2010 journey. Let's just say that if I didn't record some of the highlights of being home I would mis


pleasure and pain:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello slight break in the blog and alots been happening......so the journey continues onto Franz Josef glacier. There was some poetic licence in the description of the 'rain forest canopy' but the tree hut was very nice and comfortable and the


Long Overdue:

October 22nd, 2017

I have been back in China now for a little over a month. I have been teaching for 4 weeks. I am worried that I have even less patience than I did last year. I have not taught a full week of the same schedule yet. It is frustrating. I have 22 classes and 8


random stuff like rain visas and movies:

October 22nd, 2017

Sometimes I cannot believe that I actually live in this Central American country. It has been raining and raining and raining since we came home from Managua on Friday. Like the pants 7 pairs 3 mine that I washed in the rain on Saturday morning


Mongolia:

October 22nd, 2017

17092010 23092010Next day me and Roman checked out the nearby park Terelj. Here we already had a good taste of the incredible landscapes Mongolia has to offer more was yet to come. We stopped also at the huge Djenghis Kahn steel statue for wh


BSF in Shanghai:

October 22nd, 2017

Tonight at BSF I had a wonderful experience that I thought I would share. One of the questions readWhy do you think being carried off to another land would be a good thing for the peopleI took this question at face value since we are studying Isa


Arequipa:

October 22nd, 2017

From Ica we took our first overnight bus 12 hours down to Arequipa. The bus companies in Peru don't have the most reliable reputations Cruz del Sur is supposed to be the most safe but a bit more expensive than the others. We got the last two tickets on


Day 24 Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta:

October 22nd, 2017

We left HCM at 8.30 by taxi and arrived in Mekong Delta around midday. We met our guide Nam and boarded a long wooden boat to take us down the river making several stops along the way.The first stop was a brick factory where Nam told me about how bri


barcelona:

October 22nd, 2017

a city one of no comparison that i have yet to stumble upon...with great pleasures my fingers do the electric slide across these keys to the rythm of my thoughts hoping to do justice to barcelona. arriving on a saturday morning roughly about the time


Chapter 6 The Only Thing on Time in Paris are the Strikes:

October 22nd, 2017

Onward we go to the last known city on our itnerary ParisWe boarded a train from Nice to Marseille and then Marseille to Paris. I have to say having been a feast for mosquitos the last dew nights I was kinda glad to be out of Nice that morning.


Poetry Post:

October 22nd, 2017

So this post will be a bit of a different one from the norm. I haven't done much poetry writing since I've been here but for some reason walking to school the other day I looked around and truly came to appreciate how gorgeous it is here in the fall. Next


A New City:

October 22nd, 2017

I haven't updated in quite a while... For a change I've been very busy I arrived in Hyderabad September 16th and was greeted at the airport by two of the sistersnuns who run the home and an American I got a hug and kiss on the cheek from Sister Alice


Finally:

October 22nd, 2017

Ok have finally packed.One day left at work.Gotta leave my boy at the kennels Saturday not looking forward to thatNext entry will be from sunny BangkokBring it on xxx


Ohhhh my dinner:

October 22nd, 2017

This will be of interest to you all I think. Guess what sat out on the counter from about I'm guessing 1 pm when lunch was over til about 7 pm when I had dinner. If you guessed the ground meat that I ate for dinner you would be correct. Guess


Blog 1 Day 33:

October 22nd, 2017

First of all recalling everything I39ve already seen is going to be difficult. We39ll start with my first impressions of China. My room as of October 1st.When I arri


Whirlwind and sandstorm:

October 22nd, 2017

Day 5 30th September 2010Breakfast outside and then away to the Steppes for more headwinds and a puncture in my front tyre caused by those wicked prickly roadside plants. Furhter down the road I repaired a puncture for Kristine. which was the four


Day 28 Nha Trang to Hoi An:

October 22nd, 2017

Treated myself to breakfast at 'Same same' instead of toast at the hotel.I then headed down to the beach and hired a sun lounger. I sunbathed a read my book for a few hours before it started raining and I so I went back to the hotel. I had a shower and


Leeds UT to Moab UT 925 10210:

October 22nd, 2017

THE BASICS We're still amid Utah's gorgeous national parks. We have progressed from Zion to Bryce to Capitol Reef and now are in Moab to enjoy Arches and Canyonlands.THE FLUFFAt the end of my last blog I commented on the women I had seen wearing


Everyone's Different:

October 22nd, 2017

Onboard Queen VictoriaYou know that feeling you get when you are in your bedroom laying down after just waking up where you have this moment of intense thinking and all you can imagine is how small you are compared to everything else in exi


Countdown Begins:

October 22nd, 2017

Our feet are firmly set in the US still but only for a few more weeks. We are checking our lists of things to bring and Ranjit's mom has a list of obscure favorite items we'll be searching for prior to the trip. Jeet and mom have decided that we'll be vi


Rome:

October 22nd, 2017

Went to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica for an utterly exhausting tour. The Vatican was really overwhelmingly amazing. Our tour guide droned on a bit. But I like hearing the information. St Peter's is also really amazing. The girls I was with kept ge


Ger baby. Very Ger.:

October 22nd, 2017

If you asked us two weeks ago what the meaning of 'luxury' was we probably would have said 'a Porche' or 'dinner at a Michelin starred resturant' By the time we arrived back in Ulanbatar after our ten day Gobi Desert tour luxury meant running water a


national holiday:

October 22nd, 2017

For the National Holiday we get a whole week off. On day one Helen and I had planned an excursion into Benxi to just explore it. We made it to lunch a pedicure and a nap. The pedicure however was rather interesting. It was more like we walked into a f


PACKED:

October 22nd, 2017

We are packed and ready to go Its only 130am We have to be up at 6am ready for our ride to the airport by 8 or 815am....we should be in Nuremberg by 430am Eastern time on Sunday 103 my birthday....yay.


Expo and a whole load of catch up:

October 22nd, 2017

It has been 6 weeks since we all started at Dulwich College and the time has just completely and utterly flown away. I can't believe it has been almost 2 months since we moved into our lovely new apartment in Jinqiao and our new life on 'the dark side' if


Brugge to Brussels no sprouts then mambo Italiano:

October 22nd, 2017

sorry if you got 2 msgs re previous post Blog site said unpublished so did againthis is written the day after and its noon in Bruxelle as I was just so tired after yesterday that beauty sleep I referred to a catchup day mostly setting an alarm


Lares Trek:

October 22nd, 2017

Hallo zusammenSo ich bin wieder zurueck vom Lares Trek. Es hat mir super gefallen. Leider war das Wetter nicht so optimal aber wir hatten Glueck dass es immer erst anfing zu regnen wenn wir bereits unsere Zelte aufgestellt habenSodeli von Anfan


Huaraz Laguna 69:

October 22nd, 2017

Towards the end of an eight hour bus ride to Huaraz I opened my eyes from a fitful sleep and glanced out the window. Light was only just skimming the edges of the sky but I didn't need much light to see their bulk towering out of the night. I was back in


Croatia:

October 22nd, 2017

Croatia was special for many things the scenery the history the fact it was warm enough to wear shorts but most importantly because my mom came to join my adventureI met Mom at the Zagreb airport where we rented a car yippee back behind the wheel


Kayaking to Monkey Island:

October 22nd, 2017

The morning was a lovely day and so after breakfast we set out to lake Cocibolca for a bit of kayaking through the tiny islands near Granada known as Las Isletas. When first touring these islands it's best to do it on boat which I had done 6 weeks before.


Water Boy in the mountains:

October 22nd, 2017

Here is a short video taken by my Canadian good friend Mark Takefman. We were on our month long trip from Delhi to Leh back through Spiti Valley. This was just one of a number of challenges we faced on the socalled roads. Mind you there were wonderful


1st Real Day of our Holiday:

October 22nd, 2017

So now we are lying in our Holiday Inn room in a nice big King Bed at Los Angeles International Airport HOW EXCITING But what has happened up until now To be honest not a lot so here goes.....Left Cairns at 430am on the 2nd October to fly


'Cause I'm a Super Model:

October 22nd, 2017

This is a frightening thought but I may be the most photographed person in all of China In my first few days here I kept catching people taking pictures of me on the sly and when I looked at them I noticed them waving but thought they wanted me to


Oklahoma City and albuquerque New Mexico:

October 22nd, 2017

After leaving Texas apparently the best place in America according to the Texan cowboy even though he had been to less places in the USA than us basically if it's not in Texas then it must be rubbish seems to be their philosophy we headed to Oklamoma and


Florence day 2:

October 22nd, 2017

Today was a day of shopping. It hit me that when I get back to the States it will be Christmas time. So I had to get gifts and it was super hard due to all the selection at the leather and scarf market in Florence. But I got a lot accomplished.The da


:

October 22nd, 2017

Costa Rica this summer... I'm working on it


Now in Datong:

October 22nd, 2017

Alrighty finally left Beijing and am now about 350 kms west in a city called Datong. Just arrived late last night so have only had really one full day here tomorrow I'm going to see some really cool sites. Let me catch you up since my last post. Wa


Just a note:

October 22nd, 2017

We are home now but this didn't stay posted for some reason so I am reposting it just to have it there.Hi Sitting in a truck stop cafe that has free wifi...no internet for a week so no blog to post. We are well and continuing to have a good time


the land of elephants....:

October 22nd, 2017

There is a strange thing that happens when you live overseas. People take weekend trips to Vietnam or Japan or Korea or in my case Thailand. In the states this would be like taking a trip to Florida or California or just to a random city in the midwest.


First day on the road:

October 22nd, 2017

Well we successfully cycled over San Bernadino Pass and down into Italy biked on to Milan and spent a few days in Italy Lake Maggiore and Tuscany being the highlights. I couldn't really post any updates for a number of reasons Internet not availab


Chocolate Canolli's at Midnight:

October 22nd, 2017

The weekend was very full as I had my allday program beginning at 11 a.m. and finishing around 9 p.m. In that course of time we practiced breathing techniques sang an old Rogers and Hart song to be prepared for next class engaged in all sorts of mo


Back to Darwin:

October 22nd, 2017

Monday 4th OctoberWell after the last blog entry I wanted to be a bit more upbeat but we've not had the best of starts today. First port of call was the Darwin Dam Darwin Damn more like as there were barricades preventing any viewings. Never mi


Berkeley Revisited:

October 22nd, 2017

Well I'm back here after spending the summer at my apartment in Paris with side trips to Marseilles and the Calanques county Dorset on the south coast of England London and oAmsterdam . On the way back to California I stopped off for a week in Bost


Last day in Brisbane then Home Sweet Home:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi allWell we're home now safe and sound and seem to have adjusted to the different time zone after a few nights of broken sleep We're both enjoying looking back on on the blog and on what a brilliant time we had in Oz so thought we would wrap it all


23 India Week 1:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello helloWell we did it. 1 week down 11 to go in India. It took most of the first week but we now have a room in a flat a reliable internet connection sim cards in our phones skype set up and a few Indian friends to boot. Still no running wat


Dobry Den from Prague:

October 22nd, 2017

Thank you to everyone who's commented on our blog entries and apologies it took all of a month to approve them.Now log in to FB and check out the photos we've uploaded. They'll take you from Venice through to Budapest across the border into Vienna ove


Photos of Apartment and view from Balcony:

October 22nd, 2017

Photos of my Guatemala City apartment and the view from my balcony. Photos 112.


Cusco and the Sacred Valley:

October 22nd, 2017

We booked our overnight bus to Cusco with CIAL bus company it's a bit cheaper than the others so we decided to try out the cama class. Even though the seats recline back nearly into a bed I couldn't sleep. I think I was fearful the strike wasn't actuall


Elephants and Luang Prabang:

October 22nd, 2017

Wow It's been so long since an installment that I almost don't know where to start but alas I will do my bestSo upon the recommendation of Chloe the three of us girls headed off on a 2 day Mahout Course to learn the fine art of Elephant training. Rea


Two months on ....:

October 22nd, 2017

Internet connections in Indonesia have been pitifully slow hence there's been no opportunity to update our travelblog. We make landfall in Langkawi Thailand in less than one week about 450 miles to go and there's a better chance of high speed access


Tell them you cleaned up monkey poo...:

October 22nd, 2017

Three weeks into our stint at Monkeyland. times are good sometimes too much spare time the volunteer house is very basic... and as sad as it sounds sometimes it is just nice to sit back and watch mindless or mindful TV. We keep ourselves busy though


Incredible India ...:

October 22nd, 2017

Tako kot gre turisticni slogan Incredible India ...Ugotovila sem da lahko zacnem razvijati nov adrenalinski sport lov na vzlet letala Po tem ko smo za dve uri neplansko obticali na avstrijski cesti zatadi prometne nesrece kamiona nalozenega z 22 ti


Rurrenabaque Pink Dolfins Piranha FishingAnaconda hunting:

October 22nd, 2017

Sept 27Oct 1stIt was really nice seeing John at the airport when I arrived. THe altitude of La Paz considering it is the highest capital in the world didnt affect me like I had assumed it would. I did purchase a coca cola which helps and John and I


Day Two:

October 22nd, 2017

Today was a fairly mellow day and a good reminder how much I love Washington DC I lived here for two years and coming from Oregon many parts of the city left me looking like a deer in headlights. Remember Marion Barry He was Mayor while I was here


video posted on flagoz.com:

October 22nd, 2017

oct 72010. momentum gaining. video now viewable on flagoz.com click on youtube. tom and i spent three hours yesterday cutting form the clips i'd done into a three minute collection of vox pop and flag waving. very exciting and rewarding that i've done i


Ludilo ctd.:

October 22nd, 2017

Prav za prav bi lahko kar nadaljevala z vcerajsnjim naslovom ...Spala sem kot ubita z obcasnimi postanki za poslusanje huronskih nalivov skorajda 11 ur. Je bilo pac treba.Potem pa sem bila povabljena na frustk s svojo na novo posvojeno familijo. Ll


Day Three:

October 22nd, 2017

Well let's start today off with a proud mom moment....As I left off last night....today is Sean's 16th birthday which is pretty darn hard to believe Jesuit played Beaverton tonight and he had a goal and an assist on Jesuit's way to a 41 victory What


How is this paradise It is but how:

October 22nd, 2017

Would you stay in a place like thisAccommodation cramped dorms with outside toilets and showers only cold water and no soap or toilet paper. They were permanently dark and filled with comically offensive graffiti also without locks o


CANIA GORGE:

October 22nd, 2017

Thanks to everyone who sent us well wishes for our travels. We like hearing from you We are learning fast the huge area of queensland that was affected by the january floods. Three of the places we have camped or tried to camp were totally covered


Travel Blog Invite:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi GuysI have just set up my own Travel Bog and will update this whilst we are away and hopefully attach photo's.I have added you guys so every time I make an entry you will get an email.Just adding this now to test I have set it up correctly


Car rental:

October 22nd, 2017

Got a reminder email from the car rental people so it's official.We're off in a few days.WOOHOO


Week 1 Part 3:

October 22nd, 2017

280910 Port DouglasThe main beach here at Port Douglas is called the 4 mile beach and I have stupidly set the challenge to swim as much as possible one way and walk back the other. Bring on the 4 mile challenge...Well we didn't make the challeng


Athens:

October 22nd, 2017

Today we left Cyprus for our Mediterranean trip with global learning semesters. Athens is really cool We went around PlakaI think and shopped. Then we tried to go to the Temple of Poseiden Didn't make it though as we missed the last bus. Hoping to go


Well all i can do know is count the days down:

October 22nd, 2017

i handed my notice in today at work so 8 weeks to go they were really good about it and now i have done this the nerves have set in and im actually thinking what have i done.... well theres not turning back now.... yipeee So 8 weeks today ill b


Back on the Rancho:

October 22nd, 2017

Back in the RVAfter a year and a half in a home without wheels Grace and I are back in the RV. We39ve moved to Santa Barbara county while we are shopping for a home in Santa Barbara. We39ve moved into Rancho Oso an old horse ranch


Hjemover:

October 22nd, 2017

Ja da synger ferien p siste verset.Baggasjen er pakket skittentyog vi skal om to timer begynne p veien hjemover.Ruta hjem er som flgendeTuktuk 20 minutter over yaLongtail boat 5 minutterDrosje 5 minutter til flyplassen i Kra


Hysterical Journey To Historic Places:

October 22nd, 2017

ltstrong stylemsobidifontweight normalgtSYLVESTER MOWRY Sylvester was born in October of 1830 and graduated from West Point in 1852 near the top of the class. As a sparkling new second lieutenant he went west and took part in the su


7 Banos Dirt Blog:

October 22nd, 2017

Wrapped up my Banos trip focus was on Spanish classes but plenty of hiking opportunity and wanted to get dialed into vegetatation soils stability before Malinguapamba MP. Banos is warmer than MP and sets on metamorphic rock with volcanics above. Plent


Tag 22 Gardiner zum Old Faithful Inn 170 km:

October 22nd, 2017

Zuerst Rafting auf dem Yellowstone River. Da dieser momentan sehr wenig Wasser fhrt duempelten wir langsam dahin und der Steuermann hatte groe Schwierigkeiten das Boot so zu steuern dass wir auch wirklich alle nass wurden.Das war sehr lustig.


Europa 2013:

October 22nd, 2017

We should have taken it as a sign of what was to come a gruff taxi driver who reeked of cigarette smoke greeted us with little more than a grunt and yelled out arschloch half a dozen times during our short journey to the train station. One scary frau


Day 116 Dam Canoes and Hotel:

October 22nd, 2017

Hungry Horse Dam Reservoir Canoeing on Lake McDonald and checking out Lake McDonald Hotel this was our agenda for the day. We had a great time learning all about Hungry Horse Dam and it39s power sources for the states of Montana Idaho Nevada Or


Reykjavik Halifax:

October 22nd, 2017

SPdia 1He aprovechado la maana para hacer colada y secadora echar el correo y demas. El imprmeable sigue bastante cochino incluso despues de haber pasado por la lavadora asi que le he aplicado una sesion de cepillo y jabon quitamanchas en los


turkey's sour:

October 22nd, 2017

kind of had a bad couple days in turkey. i wanted to try and paraglide. so i decided at 11am to arrange it with my hotelier in fetihye. he made a call and i was told to be ready for pick up at 1200. OK so good i'll stay here another night and go for the


Singapore:

October 22nd, 2017

After what can only be called a slight lie in although the traffic on the road outside was dieing to wake us all up we went down for breakfast in the local restaurant underneath our 'hostel'. I think we've all learned by now that nothing starts the day l


Travel to Guayaquil:

October 22nd, 2017

My travels to the largest city of Ecuador where pretty uneventful Nothing went wrong and everything ran pretty smoothly which was nice. I flew from Boston to Miami and from Miami to Guayaquil. At MIA Miami International Airport I met up with Gabriel whi


Carlsbad Caverns:

October 22nd, 2017

Greetings from Carlsbad NM We made it here yesterday from El Paso Texas. It was an easy 160 mile day. We are staying at the Carlsbad RV Park just outside of Carlsbad. It is an OK park. There are lot's of oil worker staying here. Many are from Texas. It


New Zealand Way to Taupo over Gisborne East Coast Road Opotiki and Rotorura:

October 22nd, 2017

Arrived in Hasting we're slept on a nice Campsite near a Beach. The german Couple was 3 Days before us there. Manu and Vera are now 9 Month in NZ and have a Working Visa for 1 Year. On the next Day our 2 Vans heading to the North. We visit the Peninsula Ma


ROTTERDAM:

October 22nd, 2017

Docked 7.00a.m. Rotterdam ha arranged to meet our friends Karsten and Janette who live about 20 minutes out of Rotterdam at Alphen aan den Rijn Karsten and his team were our FIRST guests at Yarravillas in Williamstown Road when they were sailing 49ers i


HONOLULU:

October 22nd, 2017

Honolulu from 7.00a.m. til 9.30p.m. Weather just so nice high 2039s with a nice breeze blowing. Seeing as we had been here before and done a lot of touristy sites decided to check out the shops have lunch and then went out to the Factory Outlets in the


Why I wear a whistle:

October 22nd, 2017

still don't know that i want to post this especially considering that the last post was kind of negative. oh what the hell my camera won't connect so i am stuck with writing and this is a day in the life of claysome of the locals have asked why i a


a great ending to bulgaria:

October 22nd, 2017

i left nesebar for Ruse bulgaria and it was a grand trip. i chatted up my seat mate a young coed who tried to help me navigate the streets of ruse. sadly she was a little off but the cute factor may have made me forget that i was toting my 12kg knapsack


we don't need no stinking guidebook.:

October 22nd, 2017

i have decided to add a few countries to my itinerary. since i was only able to find a guide for turkey before my departure i am now travelling with less. somewhere along the way in turkey i had drawn a map adding romania serbia bosniaherzegovinia mon


Honfleur:

October 22nd, 2017

29 September 2010 We left Etretat drove down the coast through Le Harve across the mouth of the Seine via the huge Pont de Normandie and into Honfleur where we are staying on its large campervan Aire.The afternoon was spent visiting this lovely


Cote Fleurie:

October 22nd, 2017

30 September 2010 After another morning in Honfleur we drove through a succession of resorts along the Cote Fleurie the Northern Riviera and walked round the largest of them upper crust Victorian Deauville of race course fame.Then followed a jo


Rain and more rain:

October 22nd, 2017

Hallo kidsso if anyone ever wants to go to Austria buy an umbrella No one ever told that this place is a rian forest I havent seen this much rain since I was in Prince Rupert It honestly has not stopped and makes doing things quite difficult. And th


An Epic Adventure in TransitParanoia in Thailand:

October 22nd, 2017

So when I last blogged about our wonderful stay on Phu Quoc Island I was writing from an coffee shop in Saigon on Friday afternoon. I wasn't aware at the time but we had begun what would basically be 51 hours in transit as we blundered our way to an isla


Our last few days in Africa:

October 22nd, 2017

After a few days alone in Vic falls me and craig wanted out of Zim but guess what happend we got stuck literally We tried the train fully booked we tried flights fully booked our only option was to get the chicken bus to Bullawayo and hope we co


Cambodia heat to Bali Cool:

October 22nd, 2017

April 15th and just like clock work it looks like it is going to rain and not a minute to soon thought I was living in a giant sauna for the past month here in Cambodia. The Khmer new Year is going on and it signifies the beginning of the rainy season so


Chiang Mai:

October 22nd, 2017

After a sleepless night on the train we arrived at Chiang Mai train station. We took a free lift from one of the hotel touts at the station entrance and ended up at SK Guesthouse in the middle of old Chiang Mai. The accommodation was a little basic for the


Lombok and the Gilis:

October 22nd, 2017

G'day all can you tell where we are yetSoooooooo much to tell you and hopefully some pretty pics for you all to see now. There won't be too much today as i'm fighting the clock on the computer that keeps eating my 2...so flamin expensive here in Oz


A little China traffic story:

October 22nd, 2017

Driving in China...or more specifically Wuhan. What an experienceLast Friday night we decided to go for a relaxing dinner out at Aloha restaurant normally a halfhour jaunt away by taxi or scooter. We should have known better Quiet Relaxing Ch


Days 2425:

October 22nd, 2017

From Gettysburg to WilliamsburgWe spent the morning paying our respects to those who lost their lives in the Civil War. Visiting the National Gettysburg Cemetery was a truly humbling experience. I was glad that we were there early in the morning with


DAy 18 Siem Reap:

October 22nd, 2017

Up very early this morning to get to Angkor Wat for Sunrise. We left the hotel at 4.45am It was a 10 minute drive to Angkor Wat and once we were there we paid a dollar for a drink and got a seat free with the drink We sat down in near darkness at around


Muscat Sink Hole Wadi's Wahiba Sands:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi Allhere are some pictures of Oman. It took me a while to find a fast enough internet connection to upload them. I will write a bit more when I have a bit more time. Everything is good so far and I'm enjoying the sushine. Sometimes it's a little too


Zanzibar to Chitimba Malawi:

October 22nd, 2017

These two days we traveled over 1000 km along the Tanzam HIghway finally crossing the border into Malawi in the afternoon of the second day. Here are some of the impressions from our travelsThe Tanzam Highway is paved but that doesn't necessarily m


Silk worms Buddhist monks Fireworks:

October 22nd, 2017

After escaping the menace of free whiskey buckets we boarded a 'VIP' bus amidst a chorus of yuppies complaining that it didn't have AC or a toilet. I think they looked at the wrong photo when they were buying their tickets and by India standards at leas


Oktoberfest:

October 22nd, 2017

Once again sorry dear readers for not writing in a weekMany people have been asking questions and I have been saying Check my blog I'll write soon and have not.Let me first talking about my past weekend my Oktoberfest adventure Then I wi


Lares trek notes in the margin:

October 22nd, 2017

Okay how is everyone doing After 3 weeks I finally figured out how to use my blackberry on WIFI Now I will send out my updates without any issues....I forgot another couple of updates from the LARSE trekOkay so everyone know that I have d


Irving Dallas and Fort Worth:

October 22nd, 2017

Howdy from Texas...Fri 24th Sept Managed to find the train station from the greyhound station in downtown dallas got the train to Irving a suburb where the hostel was a woman and her daughter gave us a free lift from the train station to the hostel


Toronto Taxis for Shame:

October 22nd, 2017

In my mad dash to get to the airport for NYC the taxi driver popped the trunk so I could haul my luggage without any assistance into the trunk...the trunk sprung open like an animal trap and smacked me hard in the eyebrow...I was bleeding all the way to


Cracker in Melaka Part 2 and tioman:

October 22nd, 2017

Welcome to part 1112 of the blog.continued from cracker in melaka ...The morning after the hindu procession i awoke to find Reuben and Livia had backed their bags and left for Cherating. After moving into a single room across the hall I went for s


You Wat:

October 22nd, 2017

As soon as we arrived in Chiang Mai I fell in love with the place. Bangkok was cool and crazy and as it was the place I first arrived at I will always have fond memories of it but Chiang Mai is gorgeous and has a really chilled vibe. You still get hassle


New Zealand Taupo and Mordor:

October 22nd, 2017

In Taupo we slept one Night near the Lake. The next Day was Hammer Time again. 15000 feet Skydive. Unbelievable Feeling. At the same Day we driven along the Desert Road Highway 1 to see Mt. Doom and Mordor from the Lord of the Rings. Very cool Scenerys


El Colibri for dinner:

October 22nd, 2017

Anyone who's dined at El Colibri in San Juan del Sur knows why I forgot what happened the rest of the day leading up to it. In truth we took it slow today sleeping in and tooling around the small town of San Juan so Robyn could get to know the place. We


Unbelievable...:

October 22nd, 2017

My day started off in a fabulously stylish greasy diner at 1000 a.m. when I spied out of the corner of my eye a very handsome diner...as I drank my fabulously strong coffee I noticed that he was nursing a glass of white wine...Chardonnay no doubt to comp


AFL Grand Final 2010 Take 1:

October 22nd, 2017

R WritesApparantly I have to take the blame I've been told well by Carmel anyway. On Friday night the five of us were making our predictions on who would win the big game. All of the girls were tipping the Saints I think more for the fact that they


off to Tibet:

October 22nd, 2017

Happy National Day holiday Next week is the 61st anniversary of the PRC so we have no school Thanks Chairman Mao Last night the overseas students office held a banquet for all the international students. The president or dean not sure which...i


Third Times a Charm:

October 22nd, 2017

I had scheduled a meeting with a government official from the State Administration for Foreign Expert Affairs SAFEA. I've been working on obtaining permits since March so that I can introduce foreign teachers to Chinese schools. I had made a pretty goo


The North Cairns and Townsville:

October 22nd, 2017

We left Bob and Lyn's Alex and Shirley's spoilt and rejuvenated but ready to see some more of Australias' sites. We flew to Cairns and arrived to a slightly warmer stickier climate. The hostel we had booked into was at the back of cairns town but only


A little package from home...:

October 22nd, 2017

It has been awhile since I last posted I hope I have not kept you all waiting.... Well. To be honest this last week or so has been very busy and filled with a lot of ups and downs. The main thing to report is that my dad came to visit He came the


As I sit here in the stairwell:

October 22nd, 2017

I just realised I saved this blog but never published it. So it's a week late but here it isI am supposed to be working right now but with only 14 stayovers of about 10 minutes each and the need of a full days pay I am chilling in the stairwell unti


Istanbul:

October 22nd, 2017

We arrived in Istanbul last night without too much trouble although our taxi unexpectedly went via a car ferry so we got a short trip across the Bosphorus from Haram to Eminonu. From there is was a short drive to our hotel which is in the heart of Sultanh


Leaving OregonCrater Lake:

October 22nd, 2017

After hearing horror stories about driving down the coast in a big rig we decided to head through central Oregon south to California. We camped at Cascade Meadows RPI because Bend Thousand Trails has no sewers and our new motorcoach is a primadona with a


Chai Espresso:

October 22nd, 2017

Gotta love a city that makes something called a chai espresso The old imagery of hot dog stands and pretzel stands needs to move over...in my many miles of walking already I have come across carts that sell souvlaki sushi tacos and even specialty dri


The Forgotten Coast:

October 22nd, 2017

92910Left the Moose Lodge in Panama City headed for Port St. Joe. We stopped at That Boot Store and tried on some things but nothing was perfect...I've been looking for a new pair of cowboy boots since we left California...but the owner of the shop


Time for a New Blog:

October 22nd, 2017

Thank you for following my blog for the last year. It's been a pleasure for me to share my experiences and wonderful to hear your thoughts and stories in return. Two months ago I decided to leave Laos for a number of reasons and to pursue a cooking c


AFL Grand Final Take 1 The Game:

October 22nd, 2017

R Continues..... As we made our way to the ground you couldn't help but notice the signs a lot of people were holding.... wanted ..one ticket for desperate fan ..... was here in '66 ....pleeeasee give me a ticket . In a way it was sad and in anot


Les plaines de Meseta:

October 22nd, 2017

Nous parcourons entre 20 et 25 km par jour. Les paysages changent regulierement. Au debut c'etait montagneux et mainetenant nous sommes dans les plaines ou plutot sur les plateaux de la Meseta. Dans tous les villages il y a une eglise au centre. Il


More Maine:

October 22nd, 2017

Greetings from rain soaked Maine. We have been here in Scarborough ME since Sunday and were going to leave yesterday but then it rained so we stayed an extra day. Now we are experiencing remnants of Hurriance Iris or whomever and so we are hunkered dow


Pay Day and National Holiday:

October 22nd, 2017

We got paid today OO man was I happy to go to the bank and get my first real paycheck. Tomorrowtoday we are going to Hong Kong for 5 days so I will keep you updated on how that goes. Becca and I went to trivia tonight with her friend Tom and some o


Bazaars:

October 22nd, 2017

Today we tackled the bazaars. The Grand Bazaar was really good. Bigger than I expected and certainly a lot to look at. We browsed around and made a purchase although we were offered many more. After a coffee stop we continued indirectly unintentionally


Tuscany:

October 22nd, 2017

I am running out of adjectives to use as every where I go is totally beautiful gorgeous and stupendous. Since leaving Milan we have based ourselves in Siena and done day trips from here. We have been to Florence and San Gimmiano as well as exploring Siena


HUSK at tilmelde jer vores mailliste:

October 22nd, 2017

Hej igen..Vi er gjort opmaerksomme paa at man ikke kan se de nye blogs uden linket der bliver sendt ud til jer paa mail saa derfor beder vi jer der ikke har tilmeldt sig maillisten om at goere det saa i kan faa det hele med. Vi tror det er pga. d


Peurto Lindo Panama to Cartegena Columbia on Tango:

October 22nd, 2017

Puerto Lindo the tiniest sailing village was our home for 3 days whilst we waiting for our boat. Here we mingled with the sailors learning lots about boats lighthouses and round the world ship voyages Sunbathed on the beautiful surrounding islands. Ha


Barmaid in Southern Cross:

October 22nd, 2017

Well here I am in Southern Cross population 1000. There is nothing around here but mines farms and desert. My new boss Jo was at the train station to pick me up when I arrived. She drove me into town and took me to the local coffee shop. Not much varie


Blog will be completed soon.....:

October 22nd, 2017

We fly home tomorrow but the blog is not complete as I have not been able to get to a computer for ages so I promise to finish it off next week once home.Fingers crossed that all goes well at the shipping agent in the morning with getting the bik


Some Old Pictures:

October 22nd, 2017

Here are a bunch of old pictures I haven't put up


Sulawesi part 1 Bunaken:

October 22nd, 2017

Finally after yearning for years to go to Bunaken and Lembeh I got thereAfter a delayed flight from Bali to Manado that was already scheduled late I had a very late night and not much sleep before I got picked up by two fish divers at 6.45 the


A train journey to remember........:

October 22nd, 2017

And how could we EVER forget it 87hours four nights 5 time zones and 5185km on a 55 year old train that smelt of man sweat and cigarettes lolWe started our journey by getting the metro to the train station not an easy feat when you have the eq


Cambodia:

October 22nd, 2017

Cambodia is weaving its way into my heart. The frustrations of working here pale into insignificance when confronted with the Khmer people's history and the devastation from the past that continues today.During my Khmer lesson I ask my teacher Bunliang


5th Impressions:

October 22nd, 2017

The overall 5th time I come to Italy yes but uncountable times I crossed the border since I camped on the border many years ago with a friend on the top of a mountain between swizerland and the aforementioned country I currently find myself in.Trag


5th Time Impressions:

October 22nd, 2017

The overall 5th time I come to Italy yes but uncountable times I crossed the border since I camped on the border many years ago with a friend on the top of a mountain between swizerland and the aforementioned country I currently find myself in.Trag


Latin Men:

October 22nd, 2017

To be honest I didn39t think I would still be here in Buenos Aires one month into my trip. Last night Sally and I planned some of our travel which made it all a reality and pretty exciting. We went out after as well and we get on very well. It looks


Athens:

October 22nd, 2017

Went to the Acropolis today. It is pretty amazing but way too many people taking pictures.Then went on a 2 hour bus ride to the Temple of Poseidin. Watched a beautiful sunset over the sea. And then back on the bus for 2 more hours back to Athens.


Poros:

October 22nd, 2017

Went to the Greek Island of Poros today with 3 friends.It was pretty funny because we had planned on going to the island of Hydra. When we got to the Port of AthensPiraus we asked at the ticket booth which ferry was going to Hydra. The man directed


Rome:

October 22nd, 2017

Flew from Athens to Rome today. Rome is so beautiful and I feel like I appreciate the architecture and history a lot more then when I was here 2 years ago.Our hotel is really nice Upon arrival we went down the street to a good Italian restaurant. I ha


Huanchaco:

October 22nd, 2017

The further south I go the more delighted I am. After our first lovely experience with Bus Cama where the seats recline almost all the way flat sleep we arrived a little blinky but for once well rested in Trujillo. Trujillo is just a big roaring city


The Audacity of Hope:

October 22nd, 2017

Okay here goes with my first blog post ever.I'm two and a half days into my adventure and I'm still alive so that's a great start. The first thing that needs to be said which I'm sure most everyone has heard before is that the smog here is crazy


We've Moved But we still want your business....:

October 22nd, 2017

Thanks for sticking with me through this guys... but since I'm not really travelling well at least not to any interesting places much anymore I thought it more appropriate to do a regular blog. Please follow mehttpthefakesarah.blogspot.comAl


First Class:

October 22nd, 2017

Yesterday was Orientation and I met my fellow classmates. I was incredibly nervous and really anxious...funny how the shoe changes foot from teacher to student and I really appreciate what they go through. Of course the teacher leading us through the


Welcome to IHF Thailand:

October 22nd, 2017

I have had the privilege of being at the IHF centre in Thailand for just over two weeks now. It has been quite the adventure but as life is an adventure I have loved every minute of it well most of the minutes. I arrived on the night of the 15th of Septe


Last Update:

October 22nd, 2017

Left Varna for Sofia on Thursday and it's the first time I have nearly missed a plane I was literally the last person on the plane. If it had not been for someone coming to the Hotel and waking me up I would have missed it altogether. 2 uneventfull nights


Cape Town to Namibia:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello AfricaI arrived safely and relatively rested after my 24 hour Emerites journey. It was a thrill to fly with a full service airline after all those AirAsia flights. The free socks eye mask toothbrush and hearty meals including wine were not w


Great days in Singapore.:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi evryone and thanks for all the comments and messages it really makes me feel good to get them. If you are new to the blog thingy the difference between making a comment and a message is that when I accept the comments they public on the blog so a


Litchfield National Park:

October 22nd, 2017

Tuesday 28th September cont...Later that same day fuelled with a bit of dutch courage and convinced that we'd been imbued with some local knowledge through the consumption of a Kangaroo Crocodile and Barramundi mixed grill we decided to enter a lo


An adventure in Khao Sok National Park:

October 22nd, 2017

The journey from Koh Samui to Khao Sok was pretty much a nightmare we were woke up arround 730 by someone who couldn't speak english pointing to a piece of paper that said 800 bus. We had booked on the 12 o'clock bus and had arranged to pick our washi


Laos:

October 22nd, 2017

Message du 29 septembre 2010 apparrement il y a eu un petit probleme et le message n'apparraissait pas donc voici un copiecolle Bonjour a tous Voici une petite mise a jour de notre voyage. Nous sommes maintenant a Luang Prabang qui se dit etre la


Andalusia:

October 22nd, 2017

AndulusiaYeah I know it has been a while. We had 8 days in Andalucia in a mansion owned by a tight arse Pom who was fighting with Spanish Telstra so therefore we had no Internet. Was disaster and peace at the same time.Anyway this blog is about wha


Florence:

October 22nd, 2017

Ok finally made it to Florence after about 9 hours in a bus It was painful. But the scenery was amazing and beautiful and more than I'd imagined.We stopped at the tower of Pisa which really does lean. There are some beautiful religious buildings aro


Nitmiluk National Park Katherine:

October 22nd, 2017

Friday 1st October KatherineLong drive today from Litchfield to Katherine via Pine Creek. Encountered loads of road trains Dave's heard that in some parts of the country they get up to quarter of a mile long. You would think by now we'd had enoug


Our Last Week in Namibia:

October 22nd, 2017

After the excitement of the desert we then headed to Luderitz a small town sandwiched between the Namib Desert and the battered Atlantic Coast. There is little plant life here just dry barren rocks and colourful German heritage buildings.We drove to


Hello sunshine:

October 22nd, 2017

Hoera het zonnetje komt eindelijk tevoorschijn boven Sydney Dat was voor Heidi en mij gisteren reden genoeg om absoluut niets te doen en een heel dagje in het park te vertoeven. Ook zijn we vaoor een avondje van hostel veranderd...een groot nadeel geen


another day in paradise:

October 22nd, 2017

Bula everyone from Fiji Tropical isle very hot amazing resort. We finally came out of the jungle and the rain. There was no phone reception TV or anything else apart from trees toads frogs crocs and box jellyfish called stingers which can sting you to dea


canada:

October 22nd, 2017

Still sitting in Victoria counting the days. We leave Wed.


Kakadoo National Park:

October 22nd, 2017

Sunday 3rd October Kakadoo.Well the much anticipated Kakadoo was a major disappointment after Litchfield and Katherine National Parks. Granted it is the dry season so the waterfalls wetlands and rivers are not at their best but in our opinion it


Bullfinch and baby joey:

October 22nd, 2017

Well i've really started to get to know some locals guys that come in quite a bit. One of my fav regulars Dan is a kiwi but has been over here and all over the world for a long time. Anyways he's 38 years old and has just retired. He's got it pretty go


Secunderabad Living:

October 22nd, 2017

The past week has been pretty busy even though all the students are taking exams. About a week ago two other American girls came to stay at this convent with me. They're from Washington DC and New York and they've both just graduated from college this pa


Switzerland:

October 22nd, 2017

Ciao TuttiMy Italian is already perfect as you can tell. I.m in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast and I was definately not expecting to come here until later in my trip. Two days ago I was in Interlaken Switzerland. The weather was a little bit sketchy


Free Hop on Hop off Bus in Perth:

October 22nd, 2017

It's great to have a local show you round and Anna has been taking me around the sights of Perth today. Great to see some old buildings have been preserved amongst the soaring modern ones. There is quite a bit of digging up main roads and new developments


National Day:

October 22nd, 2017

The first of October is Chinese National Day and I figured it would be the right time to check out Tian An'Men. Approximately half of China's population had an identical thought and as the pictures show it was crowded. I bought a little Chinese flag becaus


Datong Day Two:

October 22nd, 2017

So are you tired of me yet I know I just posted yesterday but have to show you what I saw today. Plus there is only one english channel CCTV and really it's only news. So with that on to the blogToday I did go to the Yungang Caves as I menti


budapest concert Neo:

October 22nd, 2017

Been to a concert with our hosts and drunk some legal absinthe. Thx Kitti and Adam for their hospitalityhttpwww.youtube.comwatchvw3nRAKOcZEo


In lovely Ventosa:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello allI have moved through so many towns and now cities that the names are blurring and at times the experince feels unreal I am now starting to wake up and not having to orient my self. So far the experinces have been all they describe in the books


Cairo to Siwa:

October 22nd, 2017

Am back in Perth but will return you all to Egypt. Actually found a pub and had a few drinks and a meal before boarding the sleeper train for Cairo. The train was very old slow and not so clean. It broke down a few times and once was outside a village whe


Sun Kissed and Running with the Wild Ajummas:

October 22nd, 2017

After a week or so of the kind of weather that made me want to curl up in bed or in front of a fireplace the sun decided he wanted some time in the limelight and came out to strut his stuff over Guemsan. Thank god because I crave vitamin D like a crackhea


Week 2 Revised:

October 22nd, 2017

300910 Cape Tribulation We hired a car today for a day trip to Cape Tribulation an area that Captain Cook ran aground on with 1 of his ships. On our way to Cape Trib we went up to the Daintree River and got on a crocodile spotting boat trip where we


Sydney 101:

October 22nd, 2017

Well our introduction to Sydney was a bit roughAn outstanding flight on Asiana again but after collecting our bags we did several laps around the baggage hall while various people gave us conflicting directions to the Express exit. Car rental w


Barcelona:

October 22nd, 2017

So far Barcelona is my favorite. As usual I have to report that it is really beautiful. Our hotel room has a balcony that has an awesome view of the city.Tonight we got a tour through downtown by the Barcelona GLS coordinator. We were reminded at least


A few more pics:

October 22nd, 2017

Mum and babies are now at home doing fine. Although the night feeding is exhausting with the two of them often waking at the same time. Thanks to all those that emailed.


Rwanda but no photos...:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi fewIt seems the blog is not read much but for those who followhere goesForget about photos... Dial up modems everywhere and so it is impossible to upload anything and often keyboards are unpractical...Rwanda is amazing pure beauty... Tho


A Day of Travel DenScotland:

October 22nd, 2017

A day of travel is never uneventful and this was true for me as well My flight from Denver to London was great I got a middle row seat in the front of the economy section so I had extra leg room The steward was really friendly and thanks to the eventfu


In St some thing:

October 22nd, 2017



People and queues:

October 22nd, 2017

People can't explain 'emHi AllAs a finale to my blog I would like to ask a simple question. Well actually it is a question with a long lead in and probably has no answer but I'll ask it anyway.Consider this. Most people nowadays have flown o


Chipmunks Everywhere:

October 22nd, 2017

Well in less than two months Banff will be covered in snow and the ski season will have started. This means that all the animals are getting everything done before it gets cold bears are fattening up elk are making babies and the chipmunks are storing nu


Head Shoulders:

October 22nd, 2017

I is an English teacher now.Today will be my third day of teaching and I am starting to get the hang of it. OK not really. Putting the kids at ease making them laugh and helping them with their pronunciation is not a problem I seem to ha


Things I Have Learned The Second Time Around...:

October 22nd, 2017

While I was upset that I was unable to lockdown travel plans for the weeklong National Holiday...staying in Guilin has given me the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the city and the culture and a few other things as well.1. They save th


Goodbye China Hello Myanmar:

October 22nd, 2017

Having spent 2 months travelling to the north south east and west of China it is time to leave.After a lot of consideration our next port of call will be Myanmar. Human Rights violations decrease in areas where there are international visitors


Chapter 7 In Bruges the Live Action Experience:

October 22nd, 2017

It has been an unfortunate eternity since I was last at an available computer to tap out our latest adventures. Right now I am currently in Berlin and I have yet to even write of Belgium or our time in Amsterdam. So let me get to that right away.Au


KL Thats Kuala Lumpuuuur:

October 22nd, 2017

Greeting from Malaysia.We have been here for around a week now and have enjoyed every minute kind of of it. After the hustle and bustle of Bangkok then the tranquility of Koh Tao driving south into Malaysia and to Penang seemed a good idea. Pena


New York 6:

October 22nd, 2017

httpvimeo.com15603864Filmpje van mijn stage waarin ik een hele erge grote tekst heb. Gemaakt door een van de videointerns


Sweetest Love Hangover:

October 22nd, 2017

If you are going to nurse a hangover nurse one in New York City...yesterday became very spontaneous and boarded the Staten Island Ferry and had an opportunity to look at Lower Manhattan and Miss Liberty herself from a respectable distance. I am so amazed


sorry about the delay folks...:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi everyone I must apologize for the lack of recent posts... nothing new and exciting has been happening here recently. It's funny because now that I have been here for over a month it really feels like I live here so it isn't BRAND NEW anymore. Bu


Auckland city:

October 22nd, 2017

Day 1 in Auckland. After a tiring day yesterday plane was late time to pick up campervan. Driving the roads we found the camp site. After shopping it was time for dinner and a drink.We have woken to a sunny day. After a 1 hour bus ride into Auckland.


While I Was Reading . . .:

October 22nd, 2017

Okay so in a moment of sanity I actually decided to take it a bit easy yesterday and not run around like a mad man probably a result of having climbed a 7000ft mountain Hua Shan the day before. So I spent half of yesterday visiting the Army of Terra


So much has happened:

October 22nd, 2017

Hey everyoneI really need to start writing blogs more often because now I have soo much to talk about lol Ok let me start a couple days back. On Tuesday we had orientation in the morning but in the afternoon Puran and Bikash took us out to get to kn


still in fiji:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi guys still lots of sun sea and swimming we eventually gave up on the photos but I think Mum's got about 3000 to show you when we get home. Went into Nadi yesterday that the largest town locally about the size of Wallasey village but Mum managed to


WONDERFUL PEOPLE I MEET:

October 22nd, 2017

Dear allsometimes it is very awkward to undertsnad how people that hardly know me or just have briefly meet me trust me and help me with money to support my projectsthe last 2 ladies that helped me were 2 amazing spanish ladies I prefer not to dis


Colombia Dec 2012 Jan 2013:

October 22nd, 2017

Pamplona. Friday 28th Dec 2012We left Cucuta at 7.30 on a bus for Pamplona where we had planed to stay the night. The night before Bernie asked how long would it take to get from Merida to Pamplona. I did my lonely planet calcul


Yangshuo:

October 22nd, 2017

Yangshuo Aka Western backpacker heaven.Yangshuo is an outdoors enthusiasts dreamworld. It39s located 40 km downstream from Guilin where the Yulong joins the Li River. Popular activities include bike riding rock climbing river hiking raftin


The rest of New Zealand what an incredibly beautiful country.:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello everyone I hope you are all well and enjoyed the half term break. Since I last wrote I have been busy exploring more of New Zealand so let me fill you in on what we have been up to whilst visiting the South Island. Mount CookWe spent a n


Royal Temples at Polonnaruwa:

October 22nd, 2017

19th Feb Pollonaruwa part of the Cultural Triangle. Today we went to a museum to see lots of statues of the person Buddha. There were lots of beautiful beads. Then we went to some Buddhist houses and palaces. The homes had lots of statutes of the Buddha


8 Quick visit to Latacunga Rotary:

October 22nd, 2017

After last day in Banos including one last visit to guitar shop traveled to Latacunga which is Capital of Cotopaxi Province and home to Latacunga Rotary local club supporting efforts in Malinguapamba MP and having excellent track record on many project


Hot Springs Arkansas Days 45:

October 22nd, 2017

We played a lot of cards today and just lazed around. We went out to eat lunch at Colton39s Steakhouse as there was a coupon in the paper for 2 lunch entrees for 12.99. It was a great deal as most of our entrees were over 9 originally. I made a Mock L


Marseille Arles Avignon in Southern France 9 and 10 Aug 2013:

October 22nd, 2017

Marseille Arles Avignon in Southern France 9 and 10 Aug 2013 After driving towards Marseille pronounced Marsay just before lunch we hit the bumper to bumper traffic of the French Riviera in summer holidays again. We crawled along but finally got


Hot Springs Arkansas Days 67:

October 22nd, 2017

Wayne had the FULL bathmassage experience at the Buckstaff Bathhouse this morning. He loved it I shopped around downtown while he was there. The nicest shop I found is called Girlie Girls. They design their own jewelry and it is beautiful. If you are th


Methuselah on The Move Blog Update.:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi All Just to update you I have converted my Travel Blog from Private to Public as several people could not register with their email addresses. Not all addresses are accepted for some reason. Anyway now public. This time next Sunday I will


New Zealand Day 2:

October 22nd, 2017

I have totally lost track of the days. Today was jammed pack of learning and fun. Many of you know I always like an adventure and try something fun. It is winter here and snow is on the mountain tops. This morning several of us opted to take a jet boat rid


Day 30 Torino:

October 22nd, 2017

Slow start again we started packing everyone was sharing photos etc. After lunch of rolls tomato prosciutto and cheese we headed into the Antonettiano Mole one of the symbols of Torino and home of the Museum of Cinema. The museum was very cool with a


Wanderings through Little India:

October 22nd, 2017

alskdfjdsjiw bangs head on computer. Okay I was just about done with this entry when my hostels crappy internet failed and I lost everything I39d written so here we go again.So since classes have started I haven39t had much time to explore


Charlottetown Confederation Bridge Cap Pele 113km Total 4962km:

October 22nd, 2017

SPAl final hasta las 10 no he salido del hostal ya que habia desayuno incluido. De ahi por la carretera transcanadiense directamente hasta el puente. Un seor puente 13 km de largo hubiese sido divertido recorrerlo en bici pero esta prohibido y


Salty soak in Salt Lake City:

October 22nd, 2017

We came close to learning the meaning of life in Salt Lake City. Visiting the Mormon capital of the world of course we had to check out some Mormon activities at their headquarters Temple Square. There is a building called Tabernacle which has very spe


countdown:

October 22nd, 2017



Callan Waterford:

October 22nd, 2017

Somehow I missed this entry so adding it a month later.After a leisurely start to the day we headed off on a scenic route which would take us through Waterford along the coast and back to Callan. Apart from the motorways there is no fast way to get


koh chang and the end of the trip is almost nigh..:

October 22nd, 2017

Koh chang has been all about the relax and what a beautiful island to have picked. Its very laid back with lots of cute little towns to explore we defo needed a motorbike to do this as the taxi service is very expensive and seen no sign of a local bus ser


Less than 24 hours:

October 22nd, 2017

We leave the house in about 26 hours...Bill is busy packing the bikes in their boxes...discovered that the clips for the front bags are on the touring bikes at the bike shop so will have to pick them up later today. The bike ride free so long as they weig


DAY 1 Update:

October 22nd, 2017

No photos as internet connection in hotel very slow. Will need to wait until tomorrow.Day 1 Siem Reap to Battambang. 172km. Saddle time 6hrs 59 mins. Total time 10hrs 1 min. Avg Temp 34 degToday was a reminder of what a wonderful country Cambodia


The not so small summer cottage.:

October 22nd, 2017

Well this weekend has been an absolute blast for me and my family First after a long drive we arrived at this cottage that wasn39t really a cottage more of a large Cabin. Lasse39s friends were there and it was their cottage. His friend designed an


New Zealand Auckland and the Northland:

October 22nd, 2017

The next chapter of our trip started with more than a handful of problems trying to go from Sydney to Auckland. There we were standing at the checkin desk listening to the lady behind the counter tell us that she could not check us in until we had our vis


Picos to Atlantic wildfires rain and mileage Oct 15th to 21st 2017:

October 22nd, 2017

The Picos or Peaks of Europe presented us with a great opportunity for some varied hiking terrain. Curly roads leave Potes from the picturesque centre accessing the many valleys surrounding it. Our first choice was an hour and half away and af


Palm Cove day 1:

October 22nd, 2017

G'day everyoneToday has been bonza.Had walk in the Daintree forest with an aboriginal guide. Ate native fruit with my kangeroo lunch. Went on a boat trip where we saw salt water crocodiles a few beautiful kingfishers and Archer fish who can shoot it'


What goes up eventually comes down:

October 22nd, 2017

Today again is more of a wander. The weather just keeps getting better. By better I mean sweater weather without sweating and without needing anything heavier. Perfect We are heading toward Sacre Cur but where Michael leads us is anyone's guess


Colmar and Strasbourg:

October 22nd, 2017



The Classic Inca Trail Camino Inka:

October 22nd, 2017

The Inca TrailFour days and three nights like no otherI signed up to do the Classic Inca Trail with the Llama Path company in December for a March 9th start. Its not possible to do the official Inca trail independently you have


Journey to Porto:

October 22nd, 2017

Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal Porto is one of the oldest European centers and its historical core was proclaimed a


The Classic Inca Trail Before you go:

October 22nd, 2017

The Classic Inca Trail before you goSo I am not the most organised traveler in terms of I like to turn up and see what I find rather than have my whole trip preplanned. I like a little room for manoeuvre Too much research sometime


Our Time in ChalonsurSaone Enjoying the Chalon Dans La Rue Festival July 19 22 2017:

October 22nd, 2017

When we left Suerre we only had a short day of 30 miles made even shorter as we had a current to help move us along to our destination ChalonsurSaone. This area is a beautiful one as we passed numerous fields of crops and attractive residential homes.


Back to Barcelona:

October 22nd, 2017

Saturday was a roller coaster ride. We were headed to the train station for the trip to the festival in Zaragoza. This involved a bus ride metro ride and the train ride. When we got to the train I realized that my phone was missing. Pete....I know exact


Dresden Reworked:

October 22nd, 2017

Yesterday was the longest driving stint of our current European holiday Krakow to Dresden. We arrived at Dresden around 1.30pm and checked into our Hotel which was located in Neustadt just across the river from the Old City. We had unfinished b


Luonnonhistoriallinen museo:

October 22nd, 2017

Kvin aamupivll luonnonhistoriallisessa museossa bussilla. Otin 125 maksaneen menu del dan. Viini tuli 075 litran pullon. Sain nukuttua 3 tunnin pivunet. Illalla kiertelin kaupungilla.


Junamatka Madridiin:

October 22nd, 2017

Yli 5 tunnin junamatka. Aluksi vihre ja sumuinen Asturias joka muuttui yhdess tunnelissa keltaiseksi Castillaksi. Leonin jlkeen sai seurata pikaradan rakentamista. Hostellille vaihtamaan vaatteet ja illalliselle.


Wanderings in Iran 2 Shiraz Esfahan:

October 22nd, 2017

Travelling further south we are aiming for Shiraz but we have a lot of Persian history to learn about and see on the journey. Initially we head into the mountains passing through remote rural villages the going is slow. We stop for an enjoyable picn


Laura Horn special tea:

October 22nd, 2017

7th October Woke had breakfast trying to power pack hungover isn't great.We had a taxi booked for 11am to Arambol. The other night we saw some of Nadia and Tokes pictures of the sweet lakes that look beautiful so wanted to ch


Cruisin the Chilean Coast:

October 22nd, 2017

Our hotel was in a great location the cost was reasonable cleanliness marginal security good amenities included internettv and a really nice breakfast. They lent Kate a hair dryer there was plenty of hot water and the beds were positioned in the roo


Mary of the mountain:

October 22nd, 2017

The sun hadnt risen onto our path for the first hour and then it broke over the mountains and things warmed up nicely. The air was noticeably thinner as we were ascending from 6100ft to 8000. Cas found the climb difficult and our guide suggested tha


A night in the feezer:

October 22nd, 2017

Cas was not a happy bunny as she came into the lads pad to use our loo Thunderous scowls covered her frostbitten face Ive never been as cold in my life and didnt sleep a wink and 5 minutes later she concluded that Im too old to do thi


Pancake bread:

October 22nd, 2017

Then we went downstairs to be taught how to make bread by Lassons mother. Mixing and kneading and then left to rest for just 15 mins. Meanwhile the clay tandoor oven was heated with firewood and walnut shells till it was roasty toasty. Slabs of dough


Ayutthaya Lopburi cycling amongst the ruins and walking amongst monkeys:

October 22nd, 2017

Our train journey from Bangkok to Ayutthaya went well we met an Italian man Silvio who came with us to our hostel. We wanted to rent bikes to tour around the town where there are a lot of ruined temples. Unfortunately our hostel had rented all of their


Widow Twanky:

October 22nd, 2017

We got out the car and could feel the temperature was much lower. We met our host Lasson and our bags were loaded onto a mule and taken up the hill to our home stay.We sat out on the veranda and Cas came out into the veranda dressed in traditional Be


Pinochino:

October 22nd, 2017

Woke up and decided not to take a mule on todays planned trip but walk instead today. In turn this prompted Cas to suggest that we cancel the whole thing. Then of course we had to come up with a reason why we needed to cancel and our best bet was to


Honey vodka:

October 22nd, 2017

After 20 minutes we arrived at Kasbah Afrik a lovely villa with terraced grounds of olives trees and much to the kids delight there was a proper swimming pool.Our stone walled room was large and there was room for everyone to spread out. We did a qui


343858 on the clock:

October 22nd, 2017

We all surfaced a little earlier than yesterday and it seems like were getting up on our tiredness from travelling. Breakfast was the amazing fayre again with the addition of eggs cooked in a tagine with a smattering of olives.It was all hands to de


Jerusalem Day Three Oct 21 2017:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello all you folks who have been our guestson this trip. We started this way back on Aug. 2nd now itis Oct 22. This will be my last blog lots ofmiles tense moments exciting adventures beautiful vistas andlif


Nu har det riktiga ventyret brjat:

October 22nd, 2017

Vi lmnade byn Williams redan vid ttatiden fr att f en heldag i Grand Canyon. Vgen in i nationalparken var inte riktigt som vi frestllt oss man krde i tallskog och pltsligt bara frsvann marken och frn ingenstans uppenbarade sig Grand


Not all who wander are lost:

October 22nd, 2017

Each morning we wake up get ready and head down to our favorite meal of the day. The hotel I swear I'll talk about it in a later blog has a great breakfast laid out for us every morning. Cereals yogurts meats cheeses breads eggs potatoes sausages


Mission WeeFee:

October 22nd, 2017

I was excited to be on our way to Trinidad. Everyone I know who had been to Cuba raves about this town. The journey to Trinidad took about 1.5 hours. We arrived around 1pm and we had lunch on the terrace of a family home in town. After lunch Tony took us


Saturday:

October 22nd, 2017

A beautiful clear morning today which means its gonna be hot on the run. And it was. The training schedule is really strange any other foreigners seem to show up later with 3 showing up today at almost 800. That was when I had been wrung out of sweat b


Motorbikes and Fishing Barges:

October 22nd, 2017

Man made canals are really smelly in low tide. Fish house factories are another pong to the area in the main waterways of Saigon. The combination of sewerage and waste is especially offensive when the tide is low. Houses run along the bank held up by sti


Italy at last:

October 22nd, 2017

About 10 years ago Dax told me he was going to take me to Rome as a birthday present I waited and waited and the trip never actually happened. It became a bit of a joke with me complaining that he never actually had taken me to Rome and him laughing about


Last day at Ayers Rock:

October 22nd, 2017

G'day everyoneThought it was about time I greeted you all in the Ausie way.Its all cool bananas here Last night Pat and I and a million little critters went for a kangaroo burger just down the road from the hotel. Wellit was delicious. Needless to s


Oct 11 Dingboche 4410m:

October 22nd, 2017

Oct 11 DingbocheHad a very good night. Woke up several times to hear a hard rain and it was raining in the morning.We were on the trail by 815 in our rain gear. By 10 it had stopped raining so I happily took off my rain gear as I was getting soak


October 10 Phortse Gaon 3810 m:

October 22nd, 2017

October 10 Portse Gaon 3810 mWe left at 8 with clear skies. The trek today is 6 to 7 hours over 9 km gaining 400 m.Again the clouds came in over the morning with mountain views being obscured by lunch. Still no sight of Everest.Much of the wal


Relaxing with a month to go:

October 22nd, 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017John was awake just after 6am so decided to get up and take Kilroy for his walk letting Sarah have a sleep in. Still dark as we set off down the hill wiggling along the roads with no one else around. Sunrise at just a


October 9 Namche Bazaar:

October 22nd, 2017

October 9 Namche Bazaar 3440 mOctober 9 Namche BazaarA rest day today. Woke up to a clear sky and huge high mountains all around just stunning.Breakfast at 7 then an acclimization climb. We first climbed to the national park headquarters. Th


October 8 Namche Bazaar 3440 m:

October 22nd, 2017

Namche Bazaar Oct 8We were on the trail by 8 am. The mornings are clear and cool but it soon heats up and by noon there are lots of clouds. Today we climb 800 m the recommended daily average for altitude acclimatization is 300 m per day. We had se


Auf los geht's los:

October 22nd, 2017

Doch dort sind wir noch lange nicht wie alles begann oder einmal mssen sie ja weg Zeit zum Loslassen und Abschied nehmen Trotz viel Planung und langer guter Vorbereitung fehlt einem zum Schluss doch noch etwas Zeit warum s


A few more pictures:

October 22nd, 2017

Just a few more pix about our day at the Summer Palace and other interesting shots.


Phakding:

October 22nd, 2017

Oct 7 Phakding 2610 mWoke up at 530 for our 615 departure to the airport. As we were leaving the hotel parking lot the luggage on the roof caught the power lines maybe 100 all bundled together. The assistant driver climbed on the roof and held up th


Antelope Canyon:

October 22nd, 2017

Blog 102017 Antelope Canyon The alarm went off at 615am and I was excited to get up. Today Ginnie and I had reservations to tour Antelope Canyon with a group tour and I was really looking forward to going back. I had been there a few years ago and h


Dvorak the Father of American Music:

October 22nd, 2017

I will bet you would never come up with Antonin Dvorak as the real Father of American Music. You might guess George Gershwin or Stephen Foster who died at the age of 37 with 38 cents to his name. My guess would have been Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. Ant


FACES OF ARMENIA...The Most Beautiful Women in the World:

October 22nd, 2017

FACES OF ARMENIA...The Most Beautiful Women in the World.I am so embarrassed...I can't stop shaking my head in disbelief...like a snail hiding from the sun under a leaf...like a chameleon afraid to show his true colours.What made me like thi


Coughing Up Kafka:

October 22nd, 2017

Franz Kafka was born in Prague now Czech Republic on July 3 1883. He died on June 3 1924 near Vienna Austria. He was born into a prosperous Jewish middle class family. He was drawn to his maternal ancestors because of their spirituality intellectua


Uniquely Prague:

October 22nd, 2017

Writer Neil Wilson had this to say about Prague ltspangtHow can you not love a city that has a pub with vinyl cushions on the wall above the gents' urinal so you can rest your head while you 'go' For you ladies I know that is TMI just make su


Cheap and Cheerful in Prague:

October 22nd, 2017

How about some good cheap entertainment As our friend Debbie says cheap and cheerful is sometimes more fun. The famous Lennon WallltspangtIf you have friends whove been to Prague you may recognize this wall from their profile pic


Czech Mate Country:

October 22nd, 2017

I have not played chess since I was last snowed in during a heavy storm in Evergreen Colorado. But Czech mate or not this country formerly Czechoslovakia became the Czech Republic after the peaceful Velvet Revolution of 1989. The Communists were ousted


More exploring in the Kullu Valley:

October 22nd, 2017

The lizards love the slate on the verandah in the morning sun. I counted at least seven there this morning. They seem to have quite a pecking order as to who has what spot. After a hearty breakfast of pancakes AND omelette we trotted down the hill and


In D.C.:

October 22nd, 2017

We got onto the Metro this morning and headed to the 2 other churches we wanted to see. The first one is the Basilica of the NationalShrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is a Catholic church. We took a tour of it. It has over 70 small chapels inside


Lerwick ... Capitol of the Shetlands Belfast ... Capitol of Northern IreIand:

October 22nd, 2017

Ullapool Thurso . travel all day bus to Inverness then train to ThursoSpend two sleeps in Thurso visit John o'Groats and get chinese for dinner...work on blog in breakfast roomShiela from Thurso House drops me at ferry terminal... ca


North to South faster then expected:

October 22nd, 2017

You know we boarded the ferry with the mouse passenger....well..... When it was time to disembark we returned to the Rig and checked the traps with trepidation. They were still set but the peanut butter had gone and so had the mouse ....... obviously fa


Get'n our kicks on Route 66:

October 22nd, 2017

We named our Road Atlas dad since my dad is all about a and we must say 'thank goodness for dad on this route' Dad was a huge help...he is better than Google Maps or Waze on Route 66 Spencer MO gas 12.5 cents a gallon. Unfortunately they


Siga Siga Slowly Slowly:

October 22nd, 2017

Siga Siga Slowly SlowlySo week two began with a walk along the coast road to Trachila another perfect fishing village at the end of our little stretch of coast road so still quiet and peaceful. We left by 10 and walked slowly absorbing the view


Jerusalem Day Two:

October 22nd, 2017

Day 2 in JerusalemToday we took a taxi up to the Mount of Olives. It would have been a realchore to have to have gone through the old city down into the Kids on Valleyand up to the Mount of Olives. Church of the Ascenion. Big view of the old ci


Last day from highs to lows:

October 22nd, 2017

The last day of the trip had arrived. Today we would try to do some of thing things that were scheduled for other days but didnt happen as we ran out of time or things were closed. The day started as each day before had get up go get the coffee an i


Mongolia Cameleering 101:

October 22nd, 2017

We set out on a mission. We were going to prepare a string a camels for an outrageous expedition. We signed up because we love the camels and we love the concept. We assumed we would be building trust teaching commands and perfecting practices. We knew th


Evening explorations:

October 22nd, 2017

Thursday eve 19th OctAs I had a couple of hours before I need to sleep I thought I would walk the 10 minutes up the road to the large seated Buddha and maybe on to the reclining one. In half hour I am back. According to the map I reached the steps up t


Last day in Italy:

October 22nd, 2017

Well last day in Italy undecided what to do at first but then decided to go to naples leave our bags at station and have a good look round train journey was only 25 minutes and it's where we were flying out from this evening.Big mistake what an awful


More Workers On Their Own Account:

October 22nd, 2017

Today was a long travel day from Vinales to Cienfuegos. After bidding farewell to our host Sisa and giving Sophia one last pet we headed out of Vinales at 8am. Our route took us back east towards the outskirts of Havana and then southeast. Our stop for l


Start to another historical day:

October 22nd, 2017

There we go Little Arles has got 7 UNESCO Heritage sites...what a gemAlong the Boulevard to the 'Alyscamps' cemetaryRoman cities traditionally forbade burials within the city limits. It was therefore common for the roads immediately outside a city


Happy Diwali:

October 22nd, 2017

Today is Diwali festival day and everyone is happy and wishes us Happy Diwali we manage to squeeze in more food before the taxi arrives to take us to Dehradun to fly back to Delhi. The roads are clearer today and so it doesnt take us that long to reach


On the Road Again:

October 22nd, 2017

I apologize for being so behind in this blog and with pictures. We have very little down time and getting on the Internet is not always reliable.I will recount our day on Thursday. It was a very long day We left the hotel at 830 after putting our che


EL VALLE DE ANTN PANAMA 7 to 20 October 2017:

October 22nd, 2017

EL VALLE DE ANTN El Valle de Antn generally called El Valle or Anton's Valley in English is a small town in the mountains of Panama with about 8000 residents and located in the central province of Cocl.


Catch Up Pictures:

October 22nd, 2017

Hoping to post some catch up pictures today.


Papua to Bali:

October 22nd, 2017

We arrived in the island province of Bali and felt like we had arrived in an entirely different country which it actually was up until 1906 when it was invaded by the Dutch. Hindu culture and design is apparent and prolific everywhere and makes everything


TGIF:

October 22nd, 2017

Friday here at last. A nice sunrise to start the day. Ended up at the gym a little early so I had a few minutes to go find the gym dogs and give them their daily treat. The gym was very quiet this morning dont know if its because its Friday or the fight


Arles museum monuments:

October 22nd, 2017

Our museum monument day. Initially it said it was going to rain for a couple of days. However it was a nice day reaching 22degrees.An historic town with many UNESCO Heritage sites.First out to the 'Musee Departemental Arles Antique'The girl at


Comments please:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi to anyone reading these blogs please let me know if they are too long.So far I have been copying my full journal but if you would prefer a summary of each day let me know by commenting in a reply or by email.I think all the hotels I stay at have W


A Forest of Forts:

October 22nd, 2017

After an easy day on Wednesday Thursday proved to be the biggest day yet. Mostly because the drive to Verdun was about 3 hours. I had originally planned to stay a couple of nights in Verdun before heading to Strasbourg but instead decided to spend the ex


MeKong Delta pollutionerosion:

October 22nd, 2017

Land in the MeKong Delta sinks...as ground water is extracted for drinking there are around one million wells in the area and sand is also extracted for industry. The flat landscape is within 2 meters of sea level and every year sea level rises 0.3cm.


Luang Prabang:

October 22nd, 2017

D. 10091909 2017 Byen som jeg kun skulle have vret i i 4 dage men endte med at blive til 9 lange dage...Den frste dag cheekede jeg ind p mit Hostel og fik som altid et dorm. Her mdte jeg Parker fra Calfornien som jeg endte med


Castles and Vineyards:

October 22nd, 2017

With 6 days to explore Alsace and only a couple of definites on my list of things to do I found myself with a bit of indecision this morning. Combined with general laziness I didnt get going today until after midday. In the end I decided to drive a


Up the creek with a paddle steamer...:

October 22nd, 2017

EchucaMoama Dandenong Yarra Valley WarburtonNo trip to Echuca would be complete without going for a cruise on the Murray River on a Paddle Steamer lovely and relaxing. Then after an ice cream we headed back into NSW Mathoura to the Gul


NY....did we say eclipse on top of the Empire Buidling:

October 22nd, 2017

I know one more blog about New York but for once we arrive by road and we'll be leaving by road too. This time it's the opportunity for our little Mustang to take a little break.This is the first challenge dealing with the car when you want to spend ti


Lake Powell:

October 22nd, 2017

blog 101917 Lake PowellThis morning was a lazy one and much needed. I finished the blog from yesterday and Ginnie took it easy with a leisurely breakfast then a walk for the dogs. It was late til I was done but Watson and I got a good walk in. Watso


Swinging through the tree tops:

October 22nd, 2017

This morning I start the day with a yoga session on the green deck looking out onto the mountains as the sun rises the only thing disturbing the peacefulness is the relentless honking of the horns on the road below which starts at first light. Blow yo


Thursday and we are on the count down.:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi readers.A day to sort luggage and get those last minute souvenirs. We had a lazy morning sleep in as Pauline and Sheryl went on an early morning basket making class but I wasnt going to get into another mini van for a while. After lunch upstairs


Wednesday a northern day of discovery:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi readersWe had another early start today but this was a private tour with just the 4 of us a guide and a driver. We learnt many things from this young man about the life he and his family have been through since the war of Vietnam ended. They are so


Getting to know the family:

October 22nd, 2017

Today was all about getting to know Koshla and Manali the local village and area and the families of our hosts Yoga and Dugli. We are staying in a traditional home that our travel expert organiser Robin helped build. It is made of local stone and pine. W


Playful Costa Rica Sarapiqui Sunday 2016 November 13:

October 22nd, 2017

350 p.m. I am sitting in a traditional rocking chair on the wide balcony of my room facing a drenching downpour accentuated by noise of water bombarding the roof and the garden plants. About ten metres from my balcony in the middle of the small lake on


Mongolia Say Hello To My Handsome Shamrock:

October 22nd, 2017

I have always believed one of the greatest honors is to share your life with an animal. There are few relationships that afford such vulnerability love and satisfaction as those relationships between a human and their animal companion. Animals teach us pa


Springfield MO and Fantastic Caverns:

October 22nd, 2017

Opted for Springfield MO to check out the Fantastic Caverns versus St. Louis MO since we have seen the arch on television Decided not to go to Branson MO 'cause we're not gamblers and not in the mood for a show.60W was a crazy cool road Long cur


Our March on Paris:

October 22nd, 2017

Ten hours Ten hours of the soundest hardest sleep we've ever had. I tried to open my eyes on Tuesday morning. I felt run over. What time is it 8 o'clock ReallyHoly shitAnd with that day 2 in Paris officially beganWe were thankf


Rome again Rome again jiggady jig:

October 22nd, 2017

My train trip from Florence to Rome began with me trying to convince a man that he was in my seat The seat by the window. The one colour coded seat five orange is the orange seat next to the window seat six red his ticketed seat was the red aisl


Krakow:

October 22nd, 2017

After leaving Auschwitz late yesterday we drove to our next destination the city of Krakow. Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River the city dates back to the 7th century. Krakow has traditional


The Baghdad of the West:

October 22nd, 2017

On Tuesday we took a day trip to the very old city of Silves about an hour from here. We took the local bus into Lagos and then a train to Silves. It was an 30 minute from the train station to the town but most of the walk was along a very quiet road.


Sorrento:

October 22nd, 2017

Well after a surprisingly good night sleep we headed of to the train station to see where we could spend today not a lot more to do in Pompeii think it's more a place where they bring you on excursions to see the ruins. After a lot of deliberation 1 mi


Clover Hotel Win Gabar St:

October 22nd, 2017

I was checked into the Clover Hotel Win Gaba Street by Chris my guide for Yangon. As soon as our taxi pulled up the staff came out to collect my suitcase and I was ushered to a seat in the lobby. I am not used to this kind of travel. We were given glasse


Don't Spare The Horses:

October 22nd, 2017

The best laid plans don't always work out. We'd booked this trip ages ago for a spot of R not R on the Czech beer. The mission was cast into doubt by the Ryanair scheduling fiasco. Flights cancelled. Pilot holidays take precedence. In all fairness pilots


Jerusalem Day One:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello blog readersWe are in Jerusalem but getting here was interesting. We finally were ableto bring our rental back. Yeaaaah This morning we entered through the Jaffa Gate.into a world we could hardly imagine. You can see all the pic


Mumbai and the start of our trip south.:

October 22nd, 2017

It's a pleasant 2 hour flight to Mumbai and when we arrive it is raining. We are met by Gets rep and it's an hour to the hotel...big traffic and heavy rain. The driving is quite different to north India. ...the horn isn't used as much and people seem more


Hurricane UT to Page AZ:

October 22nd, 2017

Blog 101817 Hurricane UT to Page AZWe hated to leave our neighborhood campground but it was time to move on. There was a tree company blocking off one of the streets in the campground to take down a tree that had died in the Santa Anna winds on Oct


Mnchen Besuch des Champions League Spiels gegen Celtic Glasgow:

October 22nd, 2017

In den zwei Wochen die ich am Stck in Mnchen verbrachte habe ich mir mehrere Dinge vorgenommen u.a. eine SAP Veranstaltung ein Restaurantbesuch und gestern ein Champions League Spiel in der Allianz Arena. Nachdem ich in der letzten Saison eine. bzw


Tuesday in the Mekong Delta:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi readersSo this morning Im catching up on some blogging. Tuesday was a full day with being collected at 7.30am in the minivan as were are in the district 1 thats the inner city. We headed out to pickup others total 11 all up with us today plus


Schon ist es wieder vorbei:

October 22nd, 2017

Der Morgen startet mit ein wenig Sport. Netti ist so nett und fordert mich ein wenig an den Pratzen dann gehe ich noch ein wenig auf das Laufband und Janette auf das Fahrrad. Ein guter Start den wir natrlich mit einem ausgiebigen Frhstck belohnen..


Schnorchelausflug 4 Inseln:

October 22nd, 2017

Heute auf dem Programm Schnorcheln.Wir werden um 830 Uhr im The Chill abgeholt und nach der gewohnten PickUp Runde ber die halbe Insel geht es zum Steg und aufs Boot. 15 Std. Fahrt bis zur ersten Insel. Hier wird gleich ins Wasser gesprungen


Thursday:

October 22nd, 2017

After a well needed afternoon off its time to get back to it. The morning is a beautiful sunny day and strangely it might even be described as comfortable. I dont think I've ever used that word to describe the temperature here in any of the trips. It's c


Ayer Rock day 2:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi everyoneGot up at stupid o'clock. 3.45am to be preciseEven at this time of the day temp was 20. Our guide was knowledgeable about the night sky so we had a very interesting talk about stars and constellations.The sun came up and again we


Back in Town:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello my fellow travellersMy flight to Narita was long but good as Qatar Airways hold a high service level. There was plenty of good entertainment to watch and the crew will bring you as much snacks and drinks as you can handle and they even served Ja


Love Letter:

October 22nd, 2017

A salaamWell Egypt this is it. Its time to say goodbye. Already I always knew our romance would be short and sweet and I was not disappointed. I loved you I loved your people I was blown away by your monuments Antiquity and incredible achievemen


A surprise in Amman:

October 22nd, 2017

Skipping ahead in the journey sequence. I'm now hopelessly behind schedule because of so many days without internet. The current hotel is one more nail in that coffin. I cannot catch up.... but I also can't wait to talk about the most amazing fabulous surp


Workers On Their Own Account:

October 22nd, 2017

While the state is the dominant player in the Cuban economy many people work in other jobs on the side or set up their own enterprises. These people are referred to as workers on their own account as they may not have the normal benefits associated


Road trip to Paradise:

October 22nd, 2017

I am sitting on the slate floor of the verandah at 2275m watching the sun rise over the mountains. The river below sounds like the sea and the birds are just beginning to wake up. I might just do this forever. Since last blog our guide met us as we pul


Ayers Rock day 1:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi everyoneGot up at 5.30am for our coach to take us to Ayers Rock.stopped on the way at a camel farm. Not enough time to have a ride unfortunately but got a bit of breakfast and a hat net. There are quite a lot of flies which are very annoying. Next


What happens in Vegas...:

October 22nd, 2017

Nu sitter vi i bilen p vg mot Grand Canyon. Eftersom vi nu skaffat ett amerikanskt simkort kan vi blogga medan vi kr. Detta har hnt sedan vi lmnade SverigeEfter en lng flygresa kom vi fram till LA. Vi sov en natt vid flygplatsen och p mo


In the Heart of Ohio the other "O" state:

October 22nd, 2017

Well we're in Cincinnati Ohio on our way back home. We left Maine and traveled south through New Hampshire then Connecticut then New York across Pennsylvania and into Ohio. Along the way we stayed in Springfield MA Lewisburg PA then Akron OH t


Arles to Avignon:

October 22nd, 2017

We tootled off down the Boulevard to the info centre collected a 'pass' that will get us into 3 monuments 2 museums 24.Made our way through the Mercredi Wednesday Markets. Everything from clothing linen kitchen items fresh vegetables meat p


Florida Road Trip 2 Panama City to St. Augustine:

October 22nd, 2017

After a good night's sleep we were feeling recharged and ready to explore more of Florida. Breakfast was included at this hotel so we headed down to the small breakfast room. I have died and gone to heaven. They have biscuits and sausage gravy. I devoure


Louisiana Cookn:

October 22nd, 2017

On tap for today was a cooking class. I have made a few creole dishes but really wanted to get the basics down with this class. The class is a Roux class the foundation of all good Cajun and creole cooking.I booked the class several months before the


A Serious Test Of Our Endurance:

October 22nd, 2017

After a restless nights sleep for both of us we arose around 6 AM to a dull rainy morning Not good for the activities planned for today. We were on the bus at 830. The hotel sends a wake up call each morning arranged by our guide but we are always up b


Hotel fire:

October 22nd, 2017

Just in case this is in the news I am safe the hotel fire is less than a mile from here by Kandawgyi Lake. It looks like it could be the Kandawgyi Palace used by many tour companies. A family have arrived at our hotel with 2 young boys. Hopefully everyon


Nashville TN and Land Between the Lakes KY:

October 22nd, 2017

Rolled into Nashville yesterday afternoon. Walked around the downtown area...if you like loud live country music coming from every direction bars and interesting people watching this place is for you After a cocktail at The Stage rooftop bar we jumped


Moving Update:

October 22nd, 2017

Well I haven't moved yet but Matt has so I thought I'd do a quick post just to update everyone.He arrived in Taichung last Friday October 13th and gave me a video chat tour of the apartment. We're going to be living in the Beitun District just in c


Shwedagon Pagoda:

October 22nd, 2017

Entering the Pagoda can be through any of the gates North South East or West. By each there is a lift but we began at the East removing our flip flops and putting into plastic bags as they were soaked kind of guards watch to ensure no footwear not e


Pompei:

October 22nd, 2017

Well after not a good nights sleep very noisy outside and certainly not an airbnb I would recommend we headed off to the airport for flight to Naples last leg of tour a good flight 1 hour followed by shuttle bus to centre and then train to Pompeii was


The City of Light:

October 22nd, 2017

We've been in the country for 2 full hours and....we're OFF Just like that our guide of the city Michael sets our course for the day. Michael is an expat and has lived in Paris for 20 years. He has his work cut out for him today. Entertain mom and I so


The Garden District:

October 22nd, 2017

The only thing on the itinerary today is a walking tour in the garden district. SelfGuided walking tour. You can pay for a guided walking tour but there is so much information online that you can print out your own map and walking guide which is what Je


Team ETI Heads to Tanzania 1 Week Countdown:

October 22nd, 2017

The Educate Tanzania Team Team ETI heads to Tanzania in just one week. The team met last evening with Jody at Borton Overseas in Minneapolis to meet each other and catch up on final details. Nine of us will head to the KARUCO Inauguration and Dedicatio


Bangkok endeuille:

October 22nd, 2017

French only this timeLorsque nous descendons de l'avion Bangkok aprs une escale Kuala Lumpur nous tions prts au pire. Vous allez vous faire arnaquer. Ne prenez pas de tuktuk Bangkok hlez les taxis en mouvement plutt que ceux


The Southern Forests and Walpole Wilderness:

October 22nd, 2017

Wednesday October 18Were almost free camping 14 in the middle of the Shannon State Forest surrounded by some of the states most magnificent karri forest. Once again its been raining all night but were warm and dry. Outside the air


Pemberton The Gloucester Tree:

October 22nd, 2017

Tuesday 17 OctoberWe woke next morning to crisp forest air and that clean alpine smell that you only experience in the midst of trees like this. Our first stop was to visit the Gloucester Tree which Im pleased to say I climbed when I was here in m


Facing east again:

October 22nd, 2017

Monday 16 OctoberToday is the day that has been coming and that we havent been looking forward to all that much. Today is the day we turn our nose back the other way and point east again. Weve known all along this point in our trip was inevitable


Back to Margaret River:

October 22nd, 2017

Sunday 15 OctoberHere we are in Margaret River again When we came here with Aileen a couple of weeks ago there was so much on our list of things to do that we only had time for the briefest of visits here so we were always planning to come back. We


Seminyak 2809 0410:

October 22nd, 2017

In our never ending bid to save money round every corner possible we opted for the slow boat instead of the fast boat over to Bali. We managed to save about 5 each but it really wasn't worth the hassle of what ended up being a 14hr journey door to do


Wednesday:

October 22nd, 2017

working towards a normal eating and sleeping routine. Last night I was falling asleep while typing and don't even remember finishing before falling asleep probably about 820 by the clock on the Fitbit. woke up about 1230 but fell back asleep until 4 so


Relax:

October 22nd, 2017

Entspannt starten wir in den Tag. Zeit ein wenig am Pool zu liegen und die Sonne zu genieen. Es ist ein perfekter Tag.Am Nachmittag nehmen wir den Roller und erkunden den Rest der Insel. 130 Verkehrstote im Jahr knnen wir nach den Serpentinen fast


White water and Aarti:

October 22nd, 2017

The sun wakes me this morning at 6.40am as Shenton decided to open the curtains during the night to let some air into the room as we have screen sliders cant really complain though as the view is spectacular. I consider getting up and doing some yoga


KYOTO TO TOKYO:

October 22nd, 2017

Monday 14th big day Set off on the Bullet train from Kyoto Station it took about two hours before we disembarked reaching up to 320klm per hour it was a very comfortable ride and the time just flew by looking out at the scenery just buzzing by. A bus m


Mongolia Camel Training in the Snow:

October 22nd, 2017

Set backs are to be expected. This is never more the case than when you are working with animals people or the weather. We unfortunately are managing all three of those factors and we are trying to do it in a developing country. To say the cards are stac


Shwedagon area morning tour:

October 22nd, 2017

This morning was my first tour with Mr Chris and he was waiting in the lobby when I went down at 7.30. A bit early but had the weather been fine it was best to walk in the cool. Torrential rain began about midnight and combined with jetlag it kept me awake


Past and Present:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello my fellow travellersToday I once again started in a very leisure pace with a dip in the pool of the compound. I tried to contact Kerry's jet ski guy but got no reply and with the desert tour costing an arm and a leg I went for the free museum op


Day 02 Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine Sep 2017:

October 22nd, 2017

Sunday 17th Sep 2017Kyoto gtgt Nagoya 147.6km 36 mins 5590 YenMy last itinerary for the day before returning to Nagoya was a quick trip to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Central Kyoto. Located just 5 minutes away at Inari Stati


Arles township:

October 22nd, 2017

Super place in a quiet vuex ville of France. A small town enclosed by buildings of the Middle Ages therefore the streets are very narrow and the houses tall. A bit of a network to find our way around however the street blocks are very small so it is not


Zion National Park:

October 22nd, 2017

blog 101717 Zion National ParkGinnie got up at 7 am to turn the propane heater on to keep from freezing to death. It was pitch black outside so she went back to bed in the hopes of warming up. It was after 8 when we all got up late for us but the ti


Venice:

October 22nd, 2017

Early start train to Venice at 8.25 train not as busy as I thought it would be and only 9 per ticket. Plan was to go to our accommodation dump bags head into Venice.......missed our stop went straight to Venice just left our bags in the luggage ho


Isolation and Adaptation:

October 22nd, 2017

Forgive Me O Travel Gods For I Have Sinned... ...I am traveling on a package tour. My first since I was a teenager. I realized early on that I preferred to make my own decisions and what to do and where to go and that I liked figur


The cold Bear facts:

October 22nd, 2017

Well we managed to get ourselves out of New York yet again and flew on Saturday to Montreal and on to Winnipeg to start our Polar bear trip. The company we booked with covered everything from hotel room to chartered flight to the actual polar bear experien


Lot of people in Beijing:

October 22nd, 2017

Our first full day in China was a wonderful learning experience We were up and out for breakfast at 7 AM. Our breakfast here is a buffet with many options both Chinese and Western food. Of course I brought my bran so I took my container and first stop was


The Rome of the North:

October 22nd, 2017

Of all the places I would be visiting in Germany Trier was the one I looked forward to the most. Founded in 16BC by the first Roman Emperor Augustus Trier or Augusta Treverorum as it was known was the most important Roman city in Northern Europe. I ha


Our last day this time:

October 22nd, 2017

Our last day of the trip Today we are going to end our day handing back the car to Avis and staying at the Renaissance hotel at Heathrow. We decided that on our way back to London we would visit Blenheim Palace and spend all the available time of the da


Bon Voyage and Bonjour:

October 22nd, 2017

I flew through Detroit to get to Paris. After a weekend at EPCOT's Food and Wine Festival I needed to get back to Mom so we could travel together. Flew in without a hitch. Mom was waiting for me at my gate and we caught up as we walked the 20 gates to cat


The Opposite of Love Is Not Hate It Is Indifference Elie Wiesel:

October 22nd, 2017

Elie Wiesel wrote the autobiographical book Night based on his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps Auschwitz and Buchenwald. It is impossible for me as a one day visitor to Auschwitz to try and encapsulate in a brief blog entry the horrors


Home:

October 22nd, 2017

09 October 20174The trip through the channel tunnel and our drive home proved uneventful with an arrival at lunchtime.This journey has opened our eyes to the extensive and varied beautiful countryside interesting towns and cities and poigna


Back to the Channel:

October 22nd, 2017

08 October 2017We left Luxembourg and drove 375k on free motorways through Belgium and France to our favourite camper stop at Bergues 20k inland from Dunkirk.


Oxford:

October 22nd, 2017

A second day of exploring the city of oxford today. We decided to go back to some of the places we saw on the walking tour and perhaps go inside if we were able. Christ Church is closest to our hotel so we started there. We did a self guided tour of the c


Returning to Tajikistan:

October 22nd, 2017

And sometimes it just seems abit surreal Returning from our first farmer's meeting we stop at a local fruit stand to enjoy some delicious watermelon and then further down we buy kilos of the best and largest pomegranates I have ever seen it fee


Clingmans Dome Gatlinburg TN and Greenbrier Campground on the River:

October 22nd, 2017

We really enjoyed the Great Smoky Mountains National Park...Maggie Valley looks like a cool mountain town and it was a beautiful ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lots of trails for hiking and amazing views. Good cardio workout up to Clingmans Dome. Did a li


Masada Oct 17 2017:

October 22nd, 2017

Our last day in the south.We spent 3 hours in Masada today.If you have never heard of Masada please google it. Very interestingI'm glad we weren't there I JulyAug it gets very hot.We are pretty tired tonight as we have to get ready for our


AZ to Papua Indonesia:

October 22nd, 2017

Without new experiences something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken. Frank HerbertEnigmatic Indonesia. It seems as though every person I have spoken with since I have planned this trip has a different opinion of just w


Exploring Delhi:

October 22nd, 2017

After a pleasant breakfast with more interersting fellow travellers we set off for our guided tour of Delhi. First step was the 73m Qutub Minar built as part of the Mulgul dynasty. Our guide was firmly Hindu and NOT a fan of anything Islam so took great


Discovering more about Saigon on Monday:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi happy readersWell after a restful sleep it was time to plan our week out. With a couple of tours now booked for mid week we decided today we would do something different. We organised With the front desk to book some Cyclos Rickshaw for us for


First views on Yangon:

October 22nd, 2017

The Yangon drive from airport was more stop than go and took over an hour. Chris told me some history of the city didn't like to say I'd read it in preparation for traveling explained how to agree a price for the ride before getting in a taxi and told


Arrived Yangon:

October 22nd, 2017

I am typing this whilst having supper. I didn't think I would want to eat after the great food on the flights but I am in the Clover Hotel caf at the top of the building 7th floor. Chicken and rice is going down a treat. With papaya and Sprite I really


Thurso ... to the Orkneys ... by Sea:

October 22nd, 2017

Coming from Inverness the railway passes thru Thurso and then continues on to Wick where there is also an airport.The stay at Thurso House BB was like being at home. Shiela and her husband were extremely welcoming. The town itself is small filled with


Our first day of our last week. Saigon:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi readersOur first day in Saigon which as we realise it is called Saigon by everyone. Ho Chi Minh is the name given to the city in 1976 about to remind everyone who Ho Chi Minh was but used only on official things not by the people on the street. Eve


Kruger Co:

October 22nd, 2017

Zoals het meestal gaat het laatste stukje blijft het langs op zich wachten. Maar niet getreurd met wat vertraging komt het er uiteindelijk door... Kruger Dag 18 Vrijdag 22092017Van Tzaneen naar


Alice Springs:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi everyoneHad early morning wake up call at 5.40 Arrived in Alice Springs about 12.30pm.weather beautiful. Not humid but around 30. Got to wear my new hat for the first time. Had just 12 hour before we were picked up for an afternoon tour. Firs


Tuesday training:

October 22nd, 2017

Once again awake at about 130 but since I was asleep at 8 I stayed up. Cleaned up some clothes and random housekeeping stuff to get ready for toady. Also did lots of water loading and stretching to hopefully avoid those painful cramps from yesterday.


More sightseeing.....and shopping:

October 22nd, 2017

Its amazing the difference a day makes. Tuesday has the sun out and its set to be a fabulous day in New York. no more wild weather from Hurricane Nate. Mum and I headed out early for a visit to the Empire State Building. Weve been waiting for a n


Coming Home:

October 22nd, 2017

We are sitting in Munich Germany airport. We will be here for another 3 or 4 hours then a 10 hour flight to Chicago. Then a 4 hour layover in Chicago. And we will finally be in St Louis on Wednesday the 18thyour date and your time.


homeward bound:

October 22nd, 2017

our last few hours in Italy and Venice started with a good breakfast in our room of toast and the last of our jar of apricot jam we bought in Sorrento and an instant coffee packed our bags showered and went for a walk around a rather foggy Venice for an


Mongolia Surprisingly Appetizing:

October 22nd, 2017

For the first time ever my holiday goal was to lose weight while I was traveling. I know it sounds counterintuitive. Who goes on vacation to diet Certainly not this girl who usually eats her way through trips like she is on death row. But whoever said


Skiing on Mount Vlasic Bosnia:

October 22nd, 2017

Any significant excursion into the Balkans would not be complete without a skiing expedition on Mount Vlasic Bosnia. And the best time to visit would arguably be around new years eve when the place is packe


Last day at Katoomba:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi everyoneLast night Pat and I stumbled across a rather quaint little restaurant called Yellow Deli. Not sure what food to expect we took a chance. Everything was homemade and natural. It was run and owned by a community called Twelve Trees. They rem


Pearl of the Gulf:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello my fellow travellersI started with a leisure pace today taking a few laps in the pool of the compound that Kerry and Trudi live in. My plan for the day was to go to the Katara which is a really cool area currently being built that is sort of a


Magical Atalia Ganga:

October 22nd, 2017

After a great nights sleep we wake up feeling refreshed and ready for our next adventure. Breakfast is a huge buffet of all kinds of food but as we are in India we stick to the Indian food. Essentially I eat a full blown Indian dinner for breakfast with th


Unterwegs in Canberra:

October 22nd, 2017

Seit ber zwei Wochen nennen wir Canberra unser zu Hause und fhlen uns sehr wohl hier. Wir haben hier ein hbsches kleines Haus dass kindgerechter ist als wir es uns dachten. Von Babybett bis Lego fr die Jungs alles ist da. Vor den Fenstern blhe


Conclusion of our Sri Lankan adventure Conclusion de notre aventure Sri lankaise:

October 22nd, 2017

ENGLISHOur favourite place We loved going to the top of the rock next to Sigiriya. My favourite food Rotti sort of thick pancake which can be eaten with savoury or sweet food and Kottu.His favourite food Rice and curry which Shaun thought we


In the middle of nowhere:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi thereHuh my last blog entry has been so long ago.So after living in a cosy house for a week with a person I call 'the witch' I found a job in a hostel. I worked there 23 hours a day for accomodation. The contract said 1 12 hour a day but thing


Gibraltar to Delhi:

October 22nd, 2017

After a misty start to the morning of our flight out of Gibraltar I was worried we might get diverted but even the EUR 200 each offer to bump us off the flight due to overbooking didn't stop us from getting the connection and making it to Delhi on time. Th


Thank you Bentota but no thank you:

October 22nd, 2017

Today we made our way to Bentota from Unawatuna. We took the bus to Galle and then took a train to Aluthgama a place near Bentota beach where we had booked a nice hotel. We had taken a hotel with river view WiFi every hotel has it air conditioning a


Boulder City NV to Hurricane UT:

October 22nd, 2017

blog 101516 Boulder City NV to Hurricane UTToday was another beautiful day in Boulder City with the sun rising and lighting our mountain to a brilliant red. The road was calling and with the chores done we took the dogs on one last walk around the


Art Exhibition:

October 22nd, 2017

Today was the opening of 4 artists' Exhibition at Reyburn House Art Gallery. There were lots of people there and everyone was very impressed by the artwork hung on the walls of the Gallery.Of course art by local artist Beb Hearn was the best on disp


Red Panda Pilgrimage Fall 2017 Day 1 Franklin Park Zoo and Roger Williams Zoo:

October 22nd, 2017

I spent a lot of time going back and forth trying to decide if I would write one incredibly long blog post about all 7 zoos we visited on this leg of the pilgrimage or devoting one post each to each day of the trip. In the end I have decided to spare you


Cambodia Forgiven but not Forgotten.:

October 22nd, 2017

The kindness of the Cambodian people was apparent when Jenny and I first arrived at Phnom Pen airport ... our pick up had not arrived and as we stood there a guide from another company noticed us maybe looking a bit lost and he then phoned and arra


Unterwegs auf Ko Chang:

October 22nd, 2017

Der Tag startet frh mit einer kleinen Kickboxeinheit im Gym. Nicht schlecht gleich einmal etwas getan zu haben...Als nchstes gibt es dann ein schnes Frhstck im Hotel das knnen die wirklich.Und dann sind wir auch schon wieder auf dem


Malta to Arles:

October 22nd, 2017

Early wake up....awake well before the 3.20am alarm...Transfer pickup from the hotel at 4am at the airport before 4.30am. YayBooked in online so just an easy custom process through to Departures. Our flight scheduled for 6.30am to Marsielle.Buses ou


In our Capitol:

October 22nd, 2017

We spent Sunday morning looking at the Spotslvania County Battlefields. More of the bloodiest fighting of the Civil War. In several battles Grant kept sending troops in to try and break the Confederate lines only to be cut down by soldiers behind embankme


Krakow Poland:

October 22nd, 2017

Today was a long good day in Krakow Poland I like Polandia Kamie is ready to come home but I was up and ready to go again just like usual. He sleptin a little bit. We left at 9am for a tour to the Jewish Ghetto. The ghettos here do not mean wha


Jazz Brunch to Jazz at Night:

October 22nd, 2017

Today started the same as all days. I get up go down to the lobby and buy the morning coffee. For a Waldorf it is pretty amazing that they dont have coffee service in the room so daily coffee is an unplanned expense. At least it isnt Starbucks. Not


Jiufeng Mountain Ningbo:

October 22nd, 2017

We left Ningbo early in the morning around 8 if I remember correctly. The drive took a couple of hours. At first it was interesting as I got to see parts of my new city that I hadn't seen before but after a while I became bored. This was due to the bus d


Its All Numbers:

October 22nd, 2017

Here it is in numbers. Pretty neat to look at. 15 days4162 miles78 hours 55 minutes in the car4 new states13 states total4 Big Cities7 State Capitals12 different attractions historic natural or amusement15 differe


Hurricane in Portugal:

October 22nd, 2017

Yesterday was the last sunny day for the near future so we headed for the main beach after brunch. On the way we checked out the bike rentals in town and decided to rent bikes on Monday. The young man in the bikesurf shop was Scottish and his father li


Aswan:

October 22nd, 2017

Aswan. The biggest man made Lake in the world.Flew from dusty chaotic Cairo to the calm green waters of Aswan. Here in the 1960s a massive Dam was constructed on the River Nile. It would provide irrigation to huge areas of the Sahara desert to enable f


On my way:

October 22nd, 2017

On my way at last I took the local bus to Heathrow arriving just before 7 and Emirates check in was quick and efficient even making sure I have the visa letter for Myanmar. I'd printed my boarding passes but they issued them at the bag drop off anyhow.I


Our Day Trip to Agra:

October 22nd, 2017

Sometimes words or even photos cannot convey the sense of being there. And being at the Taj Mahal is one of those times. The sheer scale of this monument is amazing let along its beauty and the story behind why it was built. Then you go to the Agra Red Fo


Last day Malta:

October 22nd, 2017

Wandered...Last day in Malta sure to be a hot one. Trial packing for tomorrow tying up a few loose ends.Afternoon spent walking over to Balluta and through the back streets to find our old friend still living in Il Karmnu. A quick chat catchup.


Jerusalem the wrong turn ends with a blessing:

October 22nd, 2017

Towards the end of only our second week in Jerusalem it is beginning to feel that I have been here for many years as we have settled into life here unbelievably well.I will share below how a mistake led to an incredible and unexpected blessing


Verona:

October 22nd, 2017

Early morning left hotel at 8am trains to Verona very expensive at this time of morning so decided to have breakfast here and get a later train OMG the size of the coffee's thought they were samples didn't realise we were being charged.Arrived in Veron


venice:

October 22nd, 2017

up this morning at 630 and made Esther a coffee in bed must be the romantic air of venice however it was only an instant coffee but it was in bed anyway enoubh of the romance we had breakfast of toast and jam and another instant coffee Nescafe by the way


Playa Cabuyal Leatherback Trust:

October 22nd, 2017

HolaMade it safely to Liberia and picked up by Javi the project lead at Cabuyal Leatherback project he is from Southern Spain. We stopped for some food and a beer before driving 40 mins to the camp the last leg of the journey included an unsurfaced


South to the Dead Sea:

October 22nd, 2017

Well here we are in the south of IsraelWe did decide to come south running close to Jordan in the Jordan Valley HWY 90.It runs through the Palestinian Authority Region but seemed safe enoughas we only went through one check point and that was


Valencia:

October 22nd, 2017

We were up early on Tuesday to walk to the bus stop. Our train left the station at 830 and it was a 30 minute bus to the station. We have the bus and train transportation down and we both are relaxed now. It's time for some stress to keep us on our toes.


Bastia cap Corse vino et objets inanims:

October 22nd, 2017

Arrivs Bastia Erbalunga pour tre plus prcis. Mettons que Bastia semble tre une assez grosse ville assez peu intressante. Pas beaucoup de bon commentaires. Alors on va en banlieue. Mettons comme Carignan mais en vraiment plus petit et co


Day 1 of our adventure and Day 19 of no makeup...:

October 22nd, 2017

First stop Sheetz in Bermuda Run NC for a bio break and redemption of 2 free special order coffee drinks DestinationClingmans Dome a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains


Louisiana History Lesson:

October 22nd, 2017

I woke up and was out of bed at 830 but we still got a late start. The morning plan of Caf Du Monde and St. louis Cathedral in Jackson Square were put on hold. While Jerry was getting ready I finished the blog from the day before. When we finally left


We made it to Beijing:

October 22nd, 2017

Well it is 1101 PM on Monday night and we still have not had any sleep. Amazing We were dropped at the Toronto Airport at 1150 Sunday morning and it took about an hour for us to get checked in and head through security and have a bite to eat before star


Borneo East:

October 22nd, 2017

Blog now resides at www.polarsteps.comDaveBerney280610southernasiaandindia


A day in transit on Saturday:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi everyone.Well what a last 24 hour we have had. We had to say goodbye to the resort after a great 3 days in Hoi An. We organised a private van and driver who collected us up at midday and drove us north to Da Nang again. We went to the Marble mountai


The chaos of the souks:

October 22nd, 2017

The kids cooled off in the plunge pool after the hot journey however we had to brief them that it was a pool to cool off in rather than a swimming poolCas had organised a tour of the hidden sites of the souks and our guide Ben promptly turned up at 2


Artistic Prowess:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello my fellow travellersToday Trudi dropped me off by the Museum of Islamic Arts which was pretty much all of my plan for the day until when me and Belal would meet in the evening for the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at the QNCC. First I would visit


First day training:

October 22nd, 2017

This is gonna hurt..... I'm already tired. Woke up at 1 last night but did get back to sleep at 3. The Fitbit says I logged 12.5 miles yesterday. Wonder how much that goes up today. Weather looks good so far I just don't want to jump rope forever..I'm su


Mongolia A Camel Can Go Days Without a Drink But Who wants to Be a Camel:

October 22nd, 2017

The camels are learning and seem eager to please their handlers. We have been practicing with them what they already know sitting and getting up and slowly adding new commands each day.Their personalities continue to develop and become more evident e


Funchal:

October 22nd, 2017

Funchal At our last port we had the most fun. We overnighted here and the weather was perfect. The view from our verandah was lovely and we could watch the sun rise over the mountains. Our adventure took us high in mountains. The roads were


Alles wieder gut:

October 22nd, 2017

Als wir aufwachen ist schnell klar es ist Alles wieder gut. Die Abgeschlagenheit wie weggeblasen schon fast wieder etwas wie Hunger und jede Menge Tatendrang. Also starten wir den Tag im Gym. Ganz leichte Bewegung. Danach geht es dann eine Runde im Pool


Not much English spoken here:

October 22nd, 2017

The Port of San Antonio. Nice breakkie again at the Hostal need to change up the menu a bit though. 3 seatings always the same. I can remember travelling the UK and after 3 or 4 English breakfasts in a row at BB's I just needed something differ


In a state three of them:

October 22nd, 2017

Wilpena Pound Cockburn SA Piangil Vic EchucaMoama NSWWe left Wilpena Pound heading to Echuca planning on two overnight stops along the way. We drove through to Peterborough for breakfast and found a good cafe at the old Capitol Thea


Kym n Nik's Hawaiian Honeymoon Day 16 17:

October 22nd, 2017

Day 16Our last day in Hawai'i and I wasn't feeling the best. I was still swaying from the boat or the rum couldnt really tell to be honest I was struggling so I packed the suitcases and had a shower. Kym was keen to go back to the Hilton an


Kym n Nik's Hawaiian Honeymoon Day 15:

October 22nd, 2017

Day 15We had originally planned to go to Pearl Harbour but the hour and a half journey there and then back again plus that neither of us had it high on our priority list we decided against it. Today was going to be a chill day. We started with a


Whistle stop Italy:

October 22nd, 2017

Early start to Manchester airport for flight to Milan good flight chatting to lots of nice people one man and his son were on there way there for one night to see the Milan football match. About a 25 minute bus journey into the city and then a 20 minute


Hoover Dam:

October 22nd, 2017

blog 101517 Hoover DamToday we wanted to get up and out early. We wanted to take the Dam tour and I read that the tickets sell out early and you can only buy them in person. So we were up at 630 and out of here by 835 am. The dam was not far f


Vietnam:

October 22nd, 2017

Reflecting back on the highs of our two weeks in Vietnam the first thing that comes to mind is the friendliness and good nature of the people. At every turn we were approached by friendly locals looking to practice their English with us. Our first encount


Red Rock Canyon:

October 22nd, 2017

Blog 101417 Red Rock CanyonIt was supposed to be a lazy morning with all of us sleeping in but somebody forgot to tell the rest of the world. It started with the dogs waking up before 7 wanting to go out. Then Watson wouldn't go back to bed and I was


Concentration Camps:

October 22nd, 2017

My feet hurt. It was a long long day. We were up before 530am and we got into our new hotel room in Krakow at 705pm tonight. We were supposed to have a formalish dinner with the group here in the hotel salad pumpkin soup duck confit and xander fis


Buen Camino Viva Espana and more colloquialisms:

October 22nd, 2017

Being at the bottom of a valley our exit from the French Village had to be climbing somewhere. Nestled alongside a river with a cathedral castle that a Spanish composer resides in part of and both San Francisco and Santiagos


Rhineland Cowboy:

October 22nd, 2017

My main goal on this trip was to immerse myself in Roman and Gallic ruins sites and museums because I am trying to write a novel based on Caesars Gallic wars. One of the first places I wanted to visit was Mainz becausea It is close to Frankfurt


Exploring Oxford 1:

October 22nd, 2017

We started our exploring with a town walk. The walk was billed as a free walk and was run by the same company as our walk in Cambridge. The company was set up by students who ask you to join the walk and if you would like to give them a gratuity at the e


Altitude is real Cusco Peru:

October 22nd, 2017

Altitude is realJump on a plane to Cusco and you will step off at 3200m above sea level. Thats when it gets interestingIm a relatively fit person and I certainly felt it. I wondered if it would have made any difference if I'd hav


Rauhallinen lhtaamu:

October 22nd, 2017

Aamupalan jlkeen ehti kyd viel terassilla ennen kuin kyyti nouti meidt kentlle.


Venice brings us back to Israel:

October 22nd, 2017

woke up this morning to the sound of water lapping against our bedroom wall so we opened the curtains and the shutters an admired the lake before getting out of bed once up we went and had our complimentary breakfast overlooking the Lake of scrambled eggs


Wroclaw Vrotswaf:

October 22nd, 2017

This morning we enjoyed a great buffet breakfast at the family owned Hotel Stekl. We then left Bohemian Paradise National Park heading for Wroclaw in Poland. Wroclaw pronounced Vrotswaf in Polish known as Breslau in German is the largest city i


Visafree Belarus:

October 22nd, 2017

Well not entirely visafree you still need a visapermit thing but it takes 2minutes to get online and costs 5 euros rather than 90 plus a visit to an embassy like a proper visa. One way in is to fly in and out of Minsk and get a 5day visa on arriva


Nu r vi taggade:

October 22nd, 2017

Okej nu har vi packat och fixat hela dan och har frhoppningsvis lget under kontroll. Trodde packningen skulle bli strre men vi har nog allt vi behver och s fr vi ju plats med souvenirer. Stefan har idag kpt lite prylar till kameran min


Little side trip to Delaware...:

October 22nd, 2017

Plan is simple we are leaving Washington Dc early this morning and we need to be at our hotel in Newark next to New York not too lateI'm not an engineer but I love to see and experience amazing human construction. I would drive just to ride a fun


Holland 2 Camping De Bronconkers and sweet chestnutsa phone call to the tunnel a part exchange phone call cabbage Lane:

October 22nd, 2017

When the universe is silent we listen with great pleasure to a bird that suddenly sings Hong ZichengWhat a strange night. We went to bed to what might be the penultimate sleep in Europe in Suzy. We may not be making the beds in this way ever again.


A family weekend in Lucerne and yes this city is beautiful:

October 22nd, 2017

This blog is a little bit late we are a bit behind. By the end of august one of the last really hot and sunny days of the late summer my mum and Manuel my stepfather came for a visit to Switzerland. Although they really love thun the city close to w


Day Two By Bike and by Boat:

October 22nd, 2017

On the morning of the second day we rented two of our hotel's bright yellow bicycles with the words Bilderberg Hotel printed on the frames in bold black lettering. They also offered us a neon sign to carry around that announced WE ARE TOURISTS but w


Hungary vs. Romania vs. Malta the verdict:

October 22nd, 2017

We arrived safely and happily back home I heart you Canada you polite clean glorious creature...mwa mwa mwa. After three weeks packed with touristing if I had to pick one of these destinations to recommend which would it be All had their strengths


Church of the Multiplication:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello everyone Today was our last day in the Galilee area. We went to the Church of the Multiplication AKA as The Church of the Loaves Fishes. After that to another religious site where Jesus made the disciples breakfast on the north Shore of Lake Galil


Garden District to the French Quarter:

October 22nd, 2017

Today did not begin until lunch. This was planned. After 15 years of traveling together we have discovered that the day after you arrive you need to work into the experience. In other words let yourself sleep in. Sleeping in for me lately means 830 as o


Heute geht nicht viel:

October 22nd, 2017

Nach der letzten Nacht geht heute nicht viel. Wir sind froh als wir in unsere neue Bleibe ziehen denn das Chill Resort Spa ist wirklich ein schnes Hotel mit tollem Service und das ist zum Genesen nicht verkehrt.Das Wetter ist abermals sehr reg


Der lange weg nach Ko Chang ins Krankenhaus:

October 22nd, 2017

Wir sind zeitig auf den Beinen und bekommen noch einen Kaffe und einen Saft sowie einen letzten Plausch mit Craig und Jenni dann geht es im Minibus nach Sihanoukville. An der Fhre warten wir vergeblich auf weitere Touristen und dann noch eine gute Drei


Cool pool:

October 22nd, 2017

We woke early as it had been a pretty stifling room and we all fancied a dip in the pool pre brekkie. Edwas first in and Hat ventured in last. Cas made lots of funny faces when she came up for airThen a quick warm shower and back to the veranda for


Orientation:

October 22nd, 2017

Morning in Bangkok at the breakfast buffet. A popular place especially at 730 in the morning. Sleeping is way out of whack and no doubt will be looking for some serious afternoon nap today. Not much luck sleeping on the long flight to Seoul but couldn't


Day 1 Delhi:

October 22nd, 2017

Some 22 hours after leaving Auckland Liz and I have arrived in Delhi. Thanks to a 4 hour recharge in the 'nap room' at Changi airport we were ready to go.Thikana home stay is really a comfortable little hotel with aircon hot water and everything you


Our first Menthe The:

October 22nd, 2017

As its the same time here as the UK it was all fairly straightforward. The queue at passport control was very long however we all dug a little deeper and then we were through.The air was warm as we left the plane and we sniffed in our firstAf


Day 02 Kyoto Arashiyama Sep 2017:

October 22nd, 2017

Sunday 17th September 2017Himeji gtgt Kyoto 130.7km 43 mins 5480 YenMy afternoon itinerary involved a brief stopover at the former imperial capital of Kyoto located halfway between Himeji and Nagoya. Visiting Kyoto was a las


Farewell to Europe:

October 22nd, 2017

Malaga was our next port and this makes the fourth time here. We headed to a jewelry shop where I wanted to buy a motherofpearl necklace like the one ML bought on our first stop but on reflection I adhered to my mantra Subtract dont add. We str


October 13 2017:

October 22nd, 2017

At the beginning of this Blog I must apologize to all the people who have sent me messages over the years in response to my blog. Today October 13 2017 is the first time I have ever clicked on this page... and such lovely messages and such interesting pe


Night and Light:

October 22nd, 2017

The triphour trip to Casablanca was just three hours. Hat and Ed were so excited about take offFood was surprisingly delicious and Hat and I chomped our way the chicken and beef dishes.Ed suffered a superchokeanova when we discussed the meaning of


Blue Mountains day 2:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi everyoneWe woke up to another day of cloud and rain but luckily by midday it began to improve. We can now see the mountain. Hooray a couple of times the sun struggled to shine and gave a cheeky preview of how attractive the view might be tomorrow


Oct 15:

October 22nd, 2017

G'day mates I am sorry for my long gap since my last post... But not much is new.Tilly is back at school from her 2 week holiday. Felt more like 4 weeks. However my host dad just left today for good ol' Dallas Texas. He has conferences o


Day trip to Akko Israel Oct 15 2017:

October 22nd, 2017

Hello from IsrealYesterday we traveled to the west to the Mediterranean. Thereis an old Crusader city there that is very traditional. Maybetoo traditional for us. Very crowded as it was a Jewish holiday.here are some images.Lowell


Kym n Nik's Hawaiian Honeymoon Day 13:

October 22nd, 2017

Day 13Well I was right the worst nights sleep on this trip. Even with 2 fans on us I felt sweaty and uncomfortable. At least it was just the one night. I got up at 6am as I was too hot.Breakfast was potato skins back at Moose Macgillycuddys. Real


Birgu the Norman House:

October 22nd, 2017

Had a very relaxing morning with domestics a swim around 11am. Expecting another hot day. We picked up another talinjia card tar lini ya for the bus have a few rides left on it so we thought we'd go back to Birgu in Vittoriosa. They were setting up f


Thursdays blog:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi readersRunning a bit behind with the blogs this week so trying to catch up. So this is for Thursday yesterday which was the 12th Oct.We started the morning with half our group electing for a bike ride through the village Tra Que through garde


Fridays blog:

October 22nd, 2017

Hi happy readers.Its Friday that means nearly the end of our second week travelling round this part of Asia. Not really knowing what to expect but thinking maybe like Thailand I have been very surprised. Both Cambodian and the Vietnamese people are


Kym n Nik's Hawaiian Honeymoon Day 14:

October 22nd, 2017

Day 14The hostel provided a continental breakfast. Toast oats mini muffins and waffles oh and coffee and juice. Today was a shopping day. Originally I wanted to go to one of the outlet malls but I also wanted to go to Hot Topic Nordstrom and


So much history:

October 22nd, 2017

We headed over to the Jamestown settlement visitor center. It is like the Williamsburg village except a lot smaller. Jamestown was settled in 1607 yes 1607 by colonists from England. They spent 4 12 months sailing from England in 3 boats. The smallest


As I Lay Dying:

October 22nd, 2017

Day one is a real bitch. Whatever I got the accompanying deepdown throbbing fullbody ache is a new take on the overseasdiseasetryingtokillme experience. I also have a 103degree hallucinatory temperature and a totally debilitating crownofthorns


Distances in Australia:

October 22nd, 2017

For those who have not yet travelled to Australia it's a very big place Close in size to Canada we post a map to give readers some idea of the vastness of this continent. On the map our air travel is shown by red dashes arriving in Brisbane from Vanco


Badger Adventures Coast to Coast day 17 Grosmont to Robin Hoods Bay:

October 22nd, 2017

So here it was the final day of walking It seemed like another lifetime ago that we had first met our treking group and guides in St Bees it even seemed like years ago that we had sung happy birthday to Judy now it was with mixed emotions I prepared mys


Pyramids day today all day:

October 22nd, 2017

Today I pigged out on pyramids.Over 300 Pyramids were built during the 3000 year reign of the Pharaohs. Pyramids were always exclusively for burial of the Pharaoh his wife and children. They were designed with the journey crossing through the underwo


Full day 2 in the Capital:

October 22nd, 2017

I queried Kate for a brief description of life in the Capital city of Chile. Now we only spent 2 12 days here and I can guarantee you that without a guide we will have missed much of this city's offerings. We did put 27000 steps on her Fitbit


Kepler Track New Zealand:

October 22nd, 2017

New Zealand is home to some unique and remarkable scenery. Dramatic fjords impressive volcanoes rugged rolling hills striking mountains eyecatching glaciers and sweeping coastlines make this country a hugely popular tourist destination and for the adv


The End of the Earth or so it was once thought by Europeans...:

October 22nd, 2017

We always try to leave as much flexibility in our travel plans as possible just in case places are different once seen in person...and on this trip we're glad we didWe made a change in Lisboa already turning Evora into a day trip rather than an o


Fresno CA to Boulder City NV:

October 22nd, 2017

Blog 101317 Fresno CA to Boulder City NVWe were up and moving at the crack of dawn well 700 am. The clutter was put away the fence was stowed the water sewer and electric lines were all disconnected and put in their compartments and we were re


Mnchen Besuch eines sehr interesssanten chinesischen Restaurants:

October 22nd, 2017

Ich hatte mir ja schon lange vorgenommen einen traditionellen chinesischen Feuertopf nach Sichuan Art zu essen. Vor einiger Zeit habe ich in der sonst oft zu Kritik Anlass gebenden Zeitung Sddeutsche einen Artikel ber ein neues chinesisches Restauran


Portland OR to Reno NV 924 10132017:

October 22nd, 2017

THE BASICSIn Portland we visited Powell's Books The International Rose Test Gardens Japanese Gardens and had an informative walking tour of downtown as well as a very enjoyable visit from Monika and Dick Parker's son Peter. We spent a few lazy day


Warsaw in the Fall:

October 22nd, 2017

Oh My Aching Feet Today has been a long day of walking. I hope I get this post finished before I fall asleep. Its almost 930pm here and weve been up since 530am. We had a local expertguide take us around Warsaw this morning the new Jewish mus


Bletchley Park:

October 22nd, 2017

Moving on to Oxford today we decided that we would spend the day at Bletchley Park as it was close to Oxford. We knew that because it is the weekend that many people would be out and about and the other place we really want to visit Blenheim Palace wo


Chuseok Travels:

October 22nd, 2017

Hey everyoneOops I definitely meant to write this last weekend. As they say time flies when youre having funI mentioned in my last post that this past week was Chuseok Koreas version of Thanksgiving. Because it is one of the major nationa


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