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Volcanos and Penguins and Wine Oh My:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 2017

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


Raglan sunset:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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.:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 2017

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


Well Hello Dalai Lama:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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.:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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


:

December 12th, 2017

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


Now in Datong:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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....:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 2017

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


Cusco and the Sacred Valley:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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 ....:

December 12th, 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...:

December 12th, 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 ...:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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.:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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.:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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...:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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...:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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.....:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 2017

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


Sulawesi part 1 Bunaken:

December 12th, 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........:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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....:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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.:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 2017

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


Kakadoo National Park:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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...:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 2017



People and queues:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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...:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 2017

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


Sweetest Love Hangover:

December 12th, 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...:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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 . . .:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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.:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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.:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 2017



Callan Waterford:

December 12th, 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..:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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.:

December 12th, 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:

December 12th, 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


Dune bashing in Florence Oregon:

December 12th, 2017

It was November and Seattle had started to get cold. That weekend few friends at office and I decided to head to Florence Oregon.We were to hire a car and drive down to Florence. But by the time we got the car and started from Seattle it was prett


Another Capital City Plus a Former One:

December 12th, 2017

By November 24 we had arrived in Prague the fourth capital scheduled on this tour. After years of hearing about this city from family and friends I was excited to spend time here myself to see the world famous Astronomical Clock and to explore Stare Mes


The excitement is rising high the day before my departure to Miami:

December 12th, 2017

Hey family friends and colleaguesIt has been more than two years since I last travelled to another continent.This time I will be going to the United States of America starting off in Miami Florida.Although Ive got more experience under m


Day 7 Marrakesh:

December 12th, 2017

With new resolve we begin today. Becs and I take our plates wrapped boxed labelled up to the Poste Maroc. It's the same guy which doesn't seem positive but what a difference a day makes. He welcomes us puts on a pot of mint tea wraps some extra card


Day 5 A quiet day and a dinner cruise:

December 12th, 2017

Ok so yesterday was full and intense. And we have had a lot of days in a row that have been full on so today we decided to just chill out. We woke early were still tired and decided to go back to bloody bed. Soooo worth it. Got back up at 930 and threw


Sumbawa blues:

December 12th, 2017

I never made it to Sumba. Ferry didnt leave. High seas. Rainy Season. Waves too big. Maybe tomorrow maybe not. Maybe the next day maybe not. Unpredictable. I didnt have time to wait it out. So instead I focused on Sumbawa. With me still was Bilan.


Boat Ride Bhang Lassi:

December 12th, 2017

Day 10 Monday 11thDecember Boat Ride Bhang Lassi Bill Shirl kids do get up go for the early boat ride seeing the sunrise over the Gangies and going past the Dashashwarnedh Ghatt to other ghatts further on. A shame


Bhang Lassi Boat Ride:

December 12th, 2017

Day 9 Sunday 10th December Bhang Lassi Boat Ride Late start for me as have picked up a chest infection Both kids have mild DelhiBelly Esmee being much chirpier today and with an appetite again Rocco is eating and com


Thailand:

December 12th, 2017

After Switzerland we originally planned to start out in Australia and New Zealand in NovemberDecember spring in the southern hemisphere so high season then go to Asia Thailand Laos Vietnam Cambodia maybe Myanmar and Indonesia where we met th


El fin del mundo und Urlaub im Urlaub:

December 12th, 2017

Es ist soweit heute Nachmittag startet mein Flugzeug zurck in die Realitt und in die Klte... Ich freue mich auf zuhause Familie und Freunde und bin dankbar fr die tolle Zeit auf diesem wunderbaren Kontinent. Vorher mchte ich euch aber noch


Start of the winter trip....:

December 12th, 2017

Ok this might be the only way I get the blog done Sitting on our 7 hr flight from Singapore to Sydney on Scoot Singapores ultra cheap airline. It is a very nice Boeing Dreamliner but there is no entertainment console. Nor blanket pillow or free w


The pilgrimage continues Rishikesh the Ganges and a fun train ride to Vrindavan:

December 12th, 2017

Despite the Silent Retreat having finished we started the day out at 7 am in the morning and continued our practice of Babaji Surya Namaskar sun salutation and meditation. It was amazing to do it with the whole group each morning at the Ganges. The fres


DAY 18 CHAU DOC:

December 12th, 2017

After a good nights sleep woke to find the homestay was over the water due to the high tide. After a short boat ride back down the river we started a long day in the saddle starting with a 40 km ride to lunch passing intense agricultural activities utilis


A Swing and a Miss:

December 12th, 2017

We spotted a place called the Los Angeles Caf on our way to the next hotel almost next door to it actually and made a note of the presence of eggs. We park our intransit luggage next to a table and slam a couple huevos without going out of our wayvoe


Take me to Church:

December 12th, 2017

For the second time this trip which means the second time in probably years we wake up after 1200. No hangover But we will be needing coffee and all the other things the rest of the city stopped needing hours ago. We douse our bodies and shave our tong


Hello Nelson:

December 12th, 2017

The next days after my birthday Logan and spent going to an exhibition called WOW World of Wearable Art and driving to Motueka which is a town not far away from Nelson to enjoy one of these wonderful sunsets that you can appreciate every evening up her


Back Alley Flamenco:

December 12th, 2017

Another hotel breakfast another pack up and off we go. Today two and half hours by modern bus to Seville. The ride is simple and easy. We arrive find the local bus again and then Google Map our way to the hotel.Wow Seville is very cool This is so


Ptolemaic temples at Kom Ombo and Edfu:

December 12th, 2017

To travel through the reaches of the Upper Nile in Egypt is to experience ancient Egypt in what a friend calls a sufficiency of plenty. With a heavy emphasis on the plentypart.This was Day 7 of my travels. We left at the crack of dawn a 6.30


Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Collie:

December 12th, 2017

Day 19Harris Dam Shelter to Collie22.2km Weirdly I don't seem to have written up this day in my book. The book that I have been reading and writing a daily diary in to save on weight is called The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel. T


Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Harris Dam:

December 12th, 2017

Day 18Yourdamung Shelter to Harris Dam ShelterVery short 3 12 hour day 14.6kmI think I have developed tinnitus or maybe I've always had it but have never spent so much time alone and quiet but last night as I lay awake at various times I b


Return to Australia:

December 12th, 2017

Brians Trip to AustraliaDay 1 Sunday Nov 26I am off again to Australia this time for business with a few extra days for vacation. The business portion is to interact with the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization CSIRO


optoutside in HK part 2:

December 12th, 2017

...continued from part 1.Saturday Grey sky is a city dayGood news Out of the remaining 2 days here Sunday was forecasted to have a better weather. This means today will be a muchneeded re


Return to Panam after 7 years part 12:

December 12th, 2017

Hello everybodyWell I have been VERY LAZY lately and did not make much effort to write but I'm back at it again No excuses even though I have been busy I could have made time to write. My visit to Panama was in July 2016 and it's a shame I'm writin


South Australia:

December 12th, 2017

Our first stop in South Australia was the famous opal mining town of Coober Pedy. When we first read about Coober Pedy an underground town in the outback desert we were beyond intrigued. What does an underground town look like Was there going to be a tr


Die schne spanische Vorweihnachtszeit:

December 12th, 2017

Language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly Kat Lomb ...es ist wieder Halbzeit Und erneut beginnt kurz nach der Anreise kurz nach der Wegfindung eine neue Planung Wie geht es weiter Tja.. ich will noch nicht zu viel verr


Iceland the country not the supermarket:

December 12th, 2017

Dear Blog Readers I knew three things about Iceland before visiting 1. It's bloody expensive2. It has an unpronounceable volcano that exploded in 2010 meaning we 'annoyingly' had to extend our stay in the south of France by two weeks on hol


Great Lakes Rendezvous Updated Trip Plan:

December 12th, 2017

We are pretty much done with Christmas shopping except for each other and since were not going anywhere nor is anyone coming here for the holidays we are almost idle this holiday season. Strange indeedBut that means we have time to look at othe


If I had Alhambra I'd hambra in the morning I'd hambra in the evening all over this land...:

December 12th, 2017

We wake up in Granada. Today we have our appointment to visit the Alhambra which is this big Moorish mustseeinSouthernSpain deal. Its the structure behind us in yesterdays selfie. Our hotel feeds us a meager repast in the present to hold u


Really Big Golkonda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs:

December 12th, 2017

These places are big really big.Not just big but massive. Grand. Outlandish even.The building blocks are huge walls towering and architectural details surprising at Golconda Fort a complex of buildings that spreads over many acres and crawls u


Day 4 Temple Day Bangkok Highlights Tour:

December 12th, 2017

Day 4 Bangkok Highlights Tour with Tours by TongOk so this day was so insanely full of experiences and mind blowingly amazing things that this is going to have to be a long arse blog accompanied by a shittonne of photos and that will be


Aloe Plantation in Curacao:

December 12th, 2017

When travelling in the southern Caribbean islands Aruba and Curacao one can easily lose themselves in the tradewinds that take you to the beautiful blue beaches. However there is another venue well worth exploring beyond the touristy areas the aloe v


Period of Adjustment:

December 12th, 2017

African proverb To the child a mother gives her blood heart. The father his spirit soul.We spent three days in Dar es Salaam and this gave us the opportunity to adapt to the climate the culture the time change and simply to being on the road


DAY 17 MEKONG DELTA:

December 12th, 2017

What a fantastic start to the new tour. 4 riders with 5 support staff. Started the day with a 2 hour bus ride out of town followed by a leisurely 43 km ride along a series of winding levee footpaths that followed a tributary of the Mekong River with river


TOURS WITH MARCO VINCENT Phillipines:

December 12th, 2017

TOURS with Marco Vincent ResortDuring my stay at the Marco Vincent resort I am sure I regained the ten pounds I lost while walking the El Camino in Spain. I ate three delicious meals each day and did only 300 steps a day. Thank goodness my room was on


A REAL VACATION Philippines:

December 12th, 2017

THE SOUTH PACIFIC ONEPuerto Galera PhilippinesAs October approached I began planning this seasons adventure. In March I agreed to go Puerto Galera Philippines on October 21st with Sarina from my dive club The Emerald Sea. She booked us an a


Tehran to Tabriz four days:

December 12th, 2017

Tuesday. To Qazvin via Alamut Looking back I cant work out whether I enjoyed this day. We spent quite some time getting out of Tehran and driving to the outskirts of Qazvin where we changed to a smaller bus to tackle the mountain roads. One of t


Tehran:

December 12th, 2017

Preamble I cant really remember when the idea of visiting Iran first made its way into my head. It might have been over ten years ago when I bought a book on Islamic architecture and gazed at photographs of amazing tilework at mosques in Esf


THE LAST HUNDRED KILOMETER Hiking the El Camino:

December 12th, 2017

THE LAST HUNDRED KILOMETERSI must apologize. I mix kilometers with miles indiscriminately in this accounting of our walk to Santiago Spain. Lauren took special interest in the signposts along the way in kilometers as they marked our progress. When


Trondheim Rorvik Thursday 7 December 2017:

December 12th, 2017

Trondheim Thursday 7 December 2017 The program for the day was to stop at Trondheim from 6.00am to 12 MD. We first had breakfast you name any food and it was available including all different sorts of fish fresh and dried as well as


Empires and Dance:

December 12th, 2017

New Zealand wasnt on my radar as a place I would visit in the near future because I had already been there as a teenager and because I didnt know anyone I could stay with there an extended sojourn there wouldnt fit my budget as a funemployed pe


Alesund Wednesday 6 December 2017:

December 12th, 2017

Wednesday 6 December 2017 Alesund We were told that Norways crowning glory is its fjord heartland and that travellers are spellbound by soaring mountains mystical forests stunning lakes and shimmering fjords. The coastline hides remote


Glaciers and Icebergs:

December 12th, 2017

Today was going to be another long day of driving so with that in mind I made sure that we set out at an early hour this morning. We continued driving along Route 1 and crossed the Skeidararsandur a large flat alluvial plain consisting largely of volcani


ROUTINES AND SURPRISES Hiking the El Camino:

December 12th, 2017

Hiking the El CaminoROUTINES AND SURPRISESWe hiked through farmland and villages. First it was wheat fields. Then there was wine country. Then corn. We enjoyed wild flowers along the roads. Then there were tractors and billowing dust as the fields


optoutside in HK part 1:

December 12th, 2017

Optoutside is the movement to get outside on Black Friday. Black Friday has gone out of control for many years in the US. During the 4day Thanksgiving holiday the doorbuster sales start as early as Thursday 6pm. Stores want you to skip the whole turkey


Varanasi:

December 12th, 2017

Day 8 Saturday 9thDecember Varanasi We all had a liein today. Although we were woken by a monkey fight and loud parrot who squeeked Better than car horns though and the air is much clearer apart from cremation smoke o


One Hell of a Journey:

December 12th, 2017

Day 7 Friday 8thDecember One Hell of a Journey We had quite an early start as checkout at Sakura was 11am. But we managed pack our bags have breakfast and arranged to leave our bags in a groundfloor room. St


Robe to Salt Creek Bush Camp on the Coorong:

December 12th, 2017

With a hot day looming and another big ride ahead of us we were rudely awoken by a chorus of avian minstrels. Lets see squawking ducks shrill seagulls and petulant peacocks were all partners in crime in waking us up. Unimpressed with their bird behavio


Returning Home The Key Things You Learned From The Experience:

December 12th, 2017

While returning home from my last trip something just struck me and I began to recall all I have learnt in all my trips including the very last one which was to Colombia. And I came to the following conclusions. Every city has hot tourist centers


Beach Side:

December 12th, 2017

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Typical Early Holiday Sickness:

December 12th, 2017

A few days ago I would've told you that nothing was worse than being 4 hours late today after arriving over 2 hours early I'm not sure 3.5 hours in a LA bus terminal at 4am in the morning is not my ideal of a great time and think about all that sleep.


Pendant ce temps sur l'autre hmisphre Bali Ubud:

December 12th, 2017

In French this time because I need to stop being unfair to my French friends and family or just stop being lazy as apparently lazy me writes in English. Notre ide de passer la nuit l'aroport de Changi Singapour n'tait pas la meilleure...


FACES OF TAJIKISTAN...the Cultural Divide:

December 12th, 2017

FACES OF TAJIKISTAN...the Cultural Divide.I still shake my head in disbelief this could happen...but it did.Then when it became known...and I made it clear to them that they had disgraced the whole group by doing so...the protagonists tried


Auf Wiedersehen Tbingen war eine tolle Zeit:

December 12th, 2017

So the placement comes to an end and the journey home starts all the group have had a fantastic time but agree they are all ready to see family and friends and enjoy some home comforts.Its been an amazing experience both personally and professionally


Three Nights in Bangkok and the Errands get Checked Off:

December 12th, 2017

Ah Bangkok. Despite the seedy reputation its still one of my favorite cities To be honest we pretty much stay in the one square mile around the infamous Khao San Rd legendary in the backpacker circuit and made famous in the movie The Beach. Within a


ACTION:

December 12th, 2017

Scene one Im on my knees begging God for the patience to tolerate that fact that for the sixth time no one including my work partner has shown up to the childrens training program that the school was so excited to support. I even spoke f


Das wird wohl nix mit weier Weihnacht.:

December 12th, 2017

Mittlerweile bin ich der festen berzeugung dass auf der Sdhalbkugel die Tage krzer sind. Schwupps sind schon wieder Wochen vergangen vollgepackt mit tollen Erlebnissen und Ausflgen. Den Busfahrplan kennen wir mittlerweile auswendig und besuchen


Bergen 4 5 December 2017:

December 12th, 2017

Monday 4 December 2017 Once at Bergan arriving at 9.30am we hopped into a taxi van with a fellow Australian who was doing the same tour as us arriving at the Clarion Admiral Hotel. We loved Bergen when Tom and I drove there with


DAYS 1516 HO CHI MINH CITY:

December 12th, 2017

A later start easily the hottest day to date. The riding part of the day was a repeat 40 km morning ride and a 20 km afternoon ride. Lunch split the rides was a delicious vegetarian hotspot at a Buddhist temple.The whole day was easy riding and mai


Thailand with The Perham's:

December 12th, 2017

After a month in India we were looking forward to the change that Thailand would offer for a couple of weeks We were also looking forward to seeing some familiar faces in the shape of The Perhams who we were meeting in Bangkok before heading south to t


The Amazing South Coast of Iceland:

December 12th, 2017

With a lot of ground to cover on the road today I was hoping that we would get an early start. However the desire to sleep in coupled with traveling with 2 women guaranteed that this would not happen. We checked out of the hotel around 1000 and drove so


Norway Lapland Finland and Estonia and Shanghai Tom Pam Sheryl 323 December 2017. Departure Guangzhou China:

December 12th, 2017

Norway Lapland Finland and Estonia and Shanghai Tom Pam Sheryl 323 December 2017 We were really looking forward to this action packed itinerary begins with a seven day cruise through Norways majestic fjords vi


Always the Dramatic Start:

December 12th, 2017

Despite considering myself super organised the past few days proved me wrong from finding out that I need to fill in a form for the automatic visa that takes 72 hours to process and less than 24 to my flight to then getting through customs and finding out


Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous:

December 12th, 2017

Mum ended up talking me into doing a Beverly Hills tour today through the hostel. I'd been weighing up the opportunity to meet people something to do and cost which at that point had been winning out. My early night unfortunately ended in an ear


Delays Hills and More Hills:

December 12th, 2017

Today starts yesterday but bear with me. After a free burger dinner finding out that my bus leaves at 1159 not 11pm and being bored with every aspect of Chinese politics from a new friend it was finally time to abandon Isabell with him and get my Uber.


City Kids:

December 12th, 2017

Koen and I headed into Downtown after I said yesterday that I wanted to see how locals really live not the fake tourist shit. Armed with his lonely planet and my two things I wanted to see we made a roughasguys route and headed off. Out of the station


Day in Jail:

December 12th, 2017

Is decided last night to do Alcatraz today but didnt bother booking until 10am hoping Id find someone to do it with. Thus the earliest ticket left was 1230. Considering I was also planning on checking out the sea lions Fishermans Wharf and Lom


New Zealand Week 4 1111 1711:

December 12th, 2017

After our Abel Tasman walk we decided that we should start getting back into the real world and get a job. This involved us requiring a bank account as jobs required evidence of this. What a palaver this turned out to be. As we needed proof of address and


New Zealand Week 3 0411 1011:

December 12th, 2017

After a loooooong drive in the pissing rain we arrived in windy Wellington to the smiling faces of Joel and Polly uni mates who have been living there for about 18 months. It was HEAVEN. We had hot showers and shaves. There was actual television and elec


Adios for now Melampo:

December 12th, 2017

So today was a hard day a very hard day... Not physically we've kinda done most of that stuff. Nah packing is easy it's saying goodbye that is hard.Today we were saying goodbye some of the most beautiful and kind hearted people we have met. People t


Presentation Time:

December 12th, 2017

Over the past few days we have been working on the presentation that we were to give to those which we have been introduced to and worked with during our time here. It was important that we all gathered our notes and experiences together to discuss what s


This is my practice blog:

December 12th, 2017

This may be my first blog but it is not my first adventure. My next big adventure is planned and I am heading off to New Zealand away from the British cold and onto beautiful sunshine. I will be arriving in Queenstown on Christmas day for a three part hol


Day 6 Marrakesh:

December 12th, 2017

Our first full day in Morocco didn't exactly go to plan. Laurent assisted in putting together a tour plan for the day.After breakfast we headed off to the Yves St Laurent museum and garden. The walk took us through the market which is clearly where the


Lassen Volcanic National Park Air Race Championships and a Major Oops in Reno NV:

December 12th, 2017

In some extremely remote rural parts of the U.S. there is one outstanding feature that makes an area worthy of a visit i.e. Grand Canyon National Park. In other areas the cumulative effect of numerous worthy attractions justifies a visit i.e. the ab


I found St Nicolas:

December 12th, 2017

Its six AM I rollover and hear Bea busily getting ready for work.So at this time I would like to give a special THANK YOU BEA If it wasnt for you Bea we wouldnt have had such a great Christmas Market vacation.Kirsten and I see Bea an


Day 3 Happy Birthday to me:

December 12th, 2017

Happy Birthday to me.......to be honest after the hectic day we had yesterday I had given zero thought to the fact that it is my birthday today and had Todd not reminded me first thing this morning I would have forgotten completely But here it is another


Cursing the Christmas Markets:

December 12th, 2017

I wake up in the room with Kirsten Omi and Bea. Im peeking above my covers making sure everyone is asleep I bolt for the bathroom tripping over my shoes and suitcases in my way before Kirsten Omi or Bea has a chance. This reminds me growing up in hou


Bald gehts los soon starting:

December 12th, 2017

Hoi zmedas ist erst einmal ein Versuch ob das mit dem Blog berhaupt funktioniert Morgen ist der grosse PackTag fr die Winter und SommerKoffer und das Handgepck natrlich mit WaageDer braune grosse Koffer ist gerade an der Grenze der


Lake Geneva and Colmar France and Switzerland 2016:

December 12th, 2017

Autumn of 2016. Our son had one week off from school so an opportunity to hit the road again. Cigdem would like to see the medieval village of Yvoire at Lake Geneva. We used this spot as reference to explore the surroundings of Lake Geneva. Via AirBNB we


Back on Land For Awhile In Upstate NY November 15 December 8 2017:

December 12th, 2017

For those of you that are on facebook with me know that we are currently back in the US and have been here since the middle of November. For those of you that only follow us on our blog you may have been having a hard time figuring where we are based on m


Back to School:

December 12th, 2017

Wednesday started with an early morning. Something that a few of us had forgotten how to manage. Bleary eyes led us to the bus stop at the bridge near the centre of town with the aim of getting to a local school or Gimnasium. One bus later and we were all


Top 10 Things To Do In Los Angeles:

December 12th, 2017

Los Angeles is known for its entertainment business. It offers endless options for visitors and locals alike. You can visit a quiet museum or attend a ball game. There are always plenty of things that you can do in one day. LA is a mecca for beach bodies


Job Shadowing and Chocolate Festival:

December 12th, 2017

This morning it was work experience with the apprentices of Tbingen. We went all went off to different offices with one of the German apprentices. Firstly I worked with Anna Lina in the Rathaus to look at how she inputs data into the system for the amoun


Tantanoola to Robe S.A:

December 12th, 2017

Waking up in a railway shed was a bit different just another new accommodation to the strange places where one greets the new day. Annoyingly we were greeted by 6 million mosquitos during the night. With railway shunters beginning work wondering who the c


The Golden Circle:

December 12th, 2017

This morning a representative from Route 1 an Icelandic car rental company met us in the hotel lobby to deliver the rental car that we would have for the next 3 days. After a quick review of Icelandic driving laws and road conditions we were given the k


DAY 14 KE GA:

December 12th, 2017

Woke to a crisp temp with a cloudless clear blue sky perfect for a riding city tour of Dalat a beautiful town unlike any other in Vietnam due to its manmade lakes gardens palaces and colonialera summer homes that have largely escaped the ravages of w


Day 2 1 Night in Bangkok......1 Night in Bangkok:

December 12th, 2017

Well it was a loooonng Day 2 but holy shitballs Batman we made it Was too exhausted last night to get the blog up so I'll recount as best I can now being in Adelaide yesterday morning feels like a week agoWe woke early at the dodgemotel and got


Zewling v Mirisse:

December 12th, 2017

Nase flakani v Mirisse shrnu uz do jedinho clanku vic si to stejne nezaslouzi.Hlavnim poznatkem bylo ze Mirissa automaticky neznamena dobre poas. Z tech 5 dni jsme videli slunicko asi 3 hodiny jinak bylo pod mrakem a relativne asto sprchlo n


Z Lipton seat do Mirissy:

December 12th, 2017

Dnes nastesti doslo o poruseni pomalu se rodici tradice takze nam dneska vychod slunce unikl. Predpokladejme ze byl zhruba stejny jako vera a velmi podobny tomu predvcerejsimu. Jako spravne turisty nas Shalika vyvezl az na vyhlidku Liptons seat kde by


Horton Plains a Ella:

December 12th, 2017

Dneska se stalo nco co se jet asi nikdy nestalo. Jestli jsem necim znamy tak faktem ze nerad brzo vstavam. A jeliko jsme vera vstavali na vychod slunce na Adams peaku tak byla pravdepodobnost brzkho vstavani velice mala. Ale plan byl neupro


Z Kandy k Adam's peaku:

December 12th, 2017

Dnesni plan vydrzel asi do deseti dopoledne kdy jsme zjistili ze uz neni mozne rezervovat na zitra mista ve vlaku do Elly vsechno predem rezeberou agentury ktere to pak draze preprodavaji turistum. Za teto situace jsme se rozhodli nerozdelovat se a i


Z Adam's peaku do Haputale:

December 12th, 2017

Historie necht zaznamena ze i ja jsem schopny vstat pred rozednenim kdyz je k tomu duvod jako v tomto pripade plan kouknout na vychod slunce z vrcholku Adam's peaku. Takze jsme ve dve v noci vyrazili. Cesta zacina pohodove takove mirne stoupani s par


Driving back to UK Alsace:

December 12th, 2017

Fri 1stDecemberThere was snow overnight on the lower slopes of the Pyrenees and we saw a few snow ploughs about..didnt think too much about it The very strong Northerly winds from yesterday continued. Trundled along the D6009 road pa


Los Angeles .. Ooh La La:

December 12th, 2017

LOS ANGELES Like a dream come true.....My stay in the US was almost coming to an end. I was in the US on work and had landed in Seattle WA USA in September2007 .It was almost time for me to fly back to India . Come December last week 2007


A Temple and a Cave:

December 12th, 2017

Day 6 Thursday 7thDecember A Temple and a Cave I waited outside reception until 6.05 but none of the others appeared so I set off alone. I walked to the security gate they had a bombing a few years back by radical Hind


Five Capitals and a Concentration Camp Part One:

December 12th, 2017

Travelling again a week ago I was in Krakow Poland on a tour with Grand Circle's Old World Prague and the Blue Danube. Poland was an extension of the main trip and several reasons compelled me to travel there. The first is simply that I had never bee


A Day Around Our Hotel:

December 12th, 2017

Day 5 Wednesday 6thDecember A Day Around Our Hotel Lazy start to today for me Mal anyway. Reedies up early and off for a walkabout. Met up later at our rooftop restaurant drank lots of coffee which delaye


Black Peak:

December 12th, 2017

Trailhead 1348Heather Pass 1454Wing Lake camp 1633Leave camp for summit 634Summit 854Back in camp 1059Leave camp for cars 1207Heather Pass 1407Back at the car 1504


Venezuela:

December 12th, 2017

261117 After two charter flights from Trinidad we finally arrived at Canaima to stay at Waku lodge which was located on a beautiful lagoon. The lodge has friendly resident birds including toucans macaws and parrots it was stunning sitting in the garden


In Gummistiefeln durch die Pampa Sapa:

December 12th, 2017

Es ist 330 und ich sitze in einem australischen Pub in Hanoi. Vergeblich habe ich versucht etwas zu bestellen doch die Bedienung schlft neben mir auf dem Sofa. Um 800 werde ich fr eine 3TagesTour in die Halong Bucht abgeholt und kann die letzten T


DAY 13 DALAT:

December 12th, 2017

What an awesome day. Perfect riding weather not too hot rain disappeared for bluegrey sky. Left Nha Trang for the usual short bus ride out of town to avoid the chaotic congestion for 70 kms of riding. The first 32 kms was mostly a gentle rise before ano


Slack day in Airlie Beach but still hot:

December 12th, 2017

Went to Cannonvale this morning to pick up Alexs laptop. 66 to fix. Walk back to Airlie Beach via a coffee stop at Cannonvale beach where they recently had a crocodile sighting. Total about 2.5 kms. Well sweaty by the time we got back to Erins. Jump


Cairns free open air lido:

December 12th, 2017

Had a day in the open air lido. Water temp 3132c warm as a bath. Had a coffee beak back to swimming had a walk round and a lunch break. Found the Europcar office to hand the car back tomorrow. Back to Karens then dinner at the pub. While I was c


Mossman Gorge and Hartleys crocodile farm on the way to Cairns:

December 12th, 2017

Our last day in Mossman so we went to the gorge and did the 2.4km walk along the gorge and in the rain Forrest. You have to use the transportation provided at 19 for the 2 of us because the way to the gorge is through a aboriginal village and they dont


Dive trip to the great barrier reef:

December 12th, 2017

To day we drove to Port Douglas to go diving on the Great Barrier Reef with Calypso. Free tea coffee and really good lunch. Heather was our dive leader. Pete did 3 dives 18 16 and 14 metres. Alex did 2 dives 18 and 16 metres and a snorkel dive. We met 2


Day 6 Madrid to Marrakesh:

December 12th, 2017

Today we begin flight 315 from Madrid to Marrakesh.It was sad to leave Madrid. The flight was uneventful although the airport is massive. It took about 30 minutes to get from customs to our gate. I checked my Qantas status and Becs and I could use the


Arrival in the Land of Fire and Ice:

December 12th, 2017

After that long and tiring day of exploring New York I was hoping to get some sleep on the flight from New York to Reykjavik. As my luck would have it I probably got no more than 1 hour of sleep. Maybe it was the excitement of finally going to Iceland th


An Introduction to Hyderabad Charminar Markets Chowmahalla Palace:

December 12th, 2017

Yes Ive dropped into another world. Ive experienced similar places in India people weaving across busy streets through streams of cars motorcycles auto rickshaws endless honking people spitting everywhere pools of spittle some tinged with re


15 Hours in An Urban Jungle:

December 12th, 2017

Iceland had long been one of my dream destinations. Having studied geology and earth science in college Iceland was a hot spot for many of the things I had learned. With 9 days available on this trip we thought that might be a little too much. So we deci


Daintree river trip and Cape Tribulation:

December 12th, 2017

Today we went for a long drive and Im glad we have aircon. We drove to the Daintree river to go on a crocodile tour. Not one to be seen swizzWe then drove to the Daintree river ferry to continue north to cape Tribulation. See the pics. Then back h


Sydney to Cairns by plane:

December 12th, 2017

Got up nice and early and drove 3km to Sydney airport. Handed the car back and booked in. Once again we were overweight despite having paid for an extra bag. Another 70 fine and I buy another bag for our flight to New Zealand for 55 but that means we ha


Cairns to Proserpine by train:

December 12th, 2017

I dropped Alex at Cairns station with all the bags and took them to the baggage check in then handed back the car to the Cairns central depot and walked back to Alex at the station. Alex needs a book for the journey so over to the paper shop in Cairns Cent


Savannah 1 Museum Ice Cream and Spooks:

December 12th, 2017

Our first full day in Savannah. We decided to take it easy in the morning as we had a few days to explore the area. The AirBnB host had told us that there was a local farmers' market on in Forsyth Park the park we had visited the night before so we headed


Sepilok Orangutans Rehab Center:

December 12th, 2017

Sandakan this evocative city's name that made me remember some TV series of the 70sfeaturing the great and famous character Sandokan The Tigers of Mompracem. It was the city where I stopped by before visiting the Orangutans Rehabilitation C


Last Delhi Day Long Train Night:

December 12th, 2017

Day 3 Monday 4thDecember Last Day in Delhi So we had an early breakfast and packed all our bags as we had to check out at high noon and had a 2 hour walk prebooked. I checked if we could leave our bags at the hotel as o


San Juan del Sur and San Jorge a break between projects:

December 12th, 2017

Olaa short blog of my week between volunteering projects. Originally I was just going to have a couple nights in San Jorge which is where you catch the ferry to Ometepe where my next project is Bona Fide Permaculture farm.However Javi at the Ca


The way back:

December 12th, 2017

The road back is a long one. I made my way to krabi Airport by scooter then minivan after I turned it in. Had a good flight to Bangkok and found my way to the city link rail. I had booked a hostel in the new city center. After walking the final kilomet


Island Hopping The Gilis:

December 12th, 2017

A combination of jetlag allnighters in Tokyo bedbugs and sleeping late saw me end up with a nocturnal body clock in Ubud more bedbugs and a


OMAN en route vers l'intrieur du pays... OMAN camino en las tierras interiores del pais:

December 12th, 2017

Ici pas de doute... Dame Nature s'en est donne coeur joie dit un voyageur dans son blog... et j'ose reprendre cette phrase car elle est bien vraie... J 3 15 novembre dpart de Muscat en deux 4X4 vers Nakhal Wadi Ba


Day 1 Adelaide:

December 12th, 2017

Leg 1 COMPLETESo we have flown 1500km in the wrong direction just so we can board another flight tomorrow to fly back over Alice and out of the country But hey flight itineraries don't make sense some times. Alice to Adelaide flight was ok


Proserpine to Airlie beach:

December 12th, 2017

Got up went for breakfast waited for the taxi. 66 later we are at Airlie Beach. Our Airbnb is on a hill with great views of the marina and coast. We went for a long walk and booked in for our sailing trip on Friday. The Europcar office is 2 shops down f


NEW HORIZONS Hiking the El Camino:

December 12th, 2017

Hiking the El CaminoNEW HORIZONSAt the start of our journey everything was new and interesting. The ancient villages were a constant source of amazement the stones having withstood the wear of centuries. In each village there was a church standing


Computer problem:

December 12th, 2017

This morning Alexs laptop would not pick up her emails. It kept on showing a drop down box message that wanted her password. We kept on putting it in but it kept saying it was wrong. I managed to find a shop in Cannonvale who could help. Got the bus and


Day 5 MadridToledo:

December 12th, 2017

Today we decide to head out of Madrid to Toledo the old capital. The day starts with a lot of complaining about us deciding to let Constance and Gus sleep in without consulting them. Becs and I decided to aim for a later train. We walked down to Atochi the


IN THE BEGINNING Hiking the El Camino:

December 12th, 2017

BABY STEPSOne of the women I met on the trail likened the El Camino experience to lifelabor birth childhood middle age death. I think that is a good analogy. Ive already written about preparation. Labor was leaving Biarritz and getting to St


Here at Last:

December 12th, 2017

Sorry for the delay here is by blog up to 2 days ago....Day 12 1st December 2017 What a journeyStarted and ended badly with some bad bits in between. It all began when the taxi which I had booked the night bef


West Philippine Islands:

December 12th, 2017

A lot of people I know go to Boracay almost regularly. I already know that I'm not a party person so I've never considered going to Boracay. But since everyone has been even some of my nonFilipino friends I felt that I was missing out. So I booked a fli


Leaving Paradise:

December 12th, 2017

In order to avoid hiking during the hottest parts ofthe day we had to wake up at 330am to ensure that we were on the trail by 430am. The night before I had a bit of a panic attack while trying to sleep in my tent. My tent was still warm from the heat o


Summer in Australia Brrrr:

December 12th, 2017

I am on the road again after a quick break in Singapore. This time I am back in Australia my secondtolast stop on this extension of the Midlife Crisis Flashpacking Trip. When I decided to extend my travels I contacted my friend Trixie thinking she mi


Working from a hotel room:

December 12th, 2017

Working From A Hotel From A Hotel Room Delivering Gigs For Fiverr For A Week From my personal experience I can tell you that it has been wonderful travelling all over the world and still be able to deliver gigs for Fiverr. I am a traveler


Chikmagalur at its best:

December 12th, 2017

Chikmagalur in all its beauty I should say one should visit this place during the monsoons ... The light drizzling and a trek through the Bhadra jungle and Kemmangundi .. What an experience I just loved it ...My husband and I were in a plan of visi


Mount Shasta Caves Waterfalls and a Japanese Detention Camp McCloud CA:

December 12th, 2017

Reno NV had been on my agenda since the early stages of planning the 2017 itinerary but my arrival date had been bounced around as the itinerary was tweaked to accommodate my delayed departure from Apache Junction AZ in midJune and my encounter with n


Second week:

December 12th, 2017

We ended our week with a relaxing quiet Sunday in which we went for lunch down the road. After this we then had time to ourselves before meeting again later for tea.The second week Monday began with the group getting together to discuss the presenta


Meeting up with Australian Relatives:

December 12th, 2017

Leigh and I picked up Mum and Dad at 8am this morning and we set off for Auckland to meet Auntie Paddy and Cousin Anne in Devonport. They were on a cruise from Australia and around New Zealand. They berthed at Queens Wharf this morning at 0800 and


Well holy crap it's finally here:

December 12th, 2017

Here it is tomorrow is the day. I am having my usual pretravel anxiety attack but other than that I think we are just about ready to go I am hoping this blog thing works I can't seem to work out how to attribute a blog to a 'trip' but because our trip


Awesome Australia:

December 12th, 2017

It is quite unfortunate that I finally get to the first country on my list of places to go to since I was a kid and they no longer stamp your passport. I wanted that stamp I wanted to go back to the immigration guy and tell him please give me a stamp bu


Nelson to Tantanoola Railway Siding:

December 12th, 2017

98ks. Was yesterdays perfect weather just a dream warm sun on back with refreshing tailwind pushing us along. We awoke this morning to the sound of light rain falling on our little one man cocoon tents. We know what that means jumped out of the sleeping


A Silent Retreat in India in one of the noisiest countries of the world:

December 12th, 2017

When we read about this pilgrimage of our spiritual master Paramahamsa Vishwananda we were having a grin on our faces. A silent retreat in one of the noisiest countries of the world this sounded like a special exper


Maungmagan paradise in the south:

December 12th, 2017

Southern Myanmar is a long tail of land that for more than 1200 km abuts Thailand the Tenasserim Hills and their subranges forming the border. Time was now against me which meant I couldnt fly to Myeik the most southerly airport open for tourists


Granada:

December 12th, 2017

Well were doing fine but these last couple of days have not boded well for Jesus. The two days almost preceding this one writing here on the 4th have been spent for the most part in front of paintings. We wake up from one or the other


DAYS 11 12 NHA TRANG:

December 12th, 2017

Left Quy Nhon for a short bus ride out of town for 70 kms of riding till lunch. The weather was equally as bad or worse than yesterday but off we merrily went until we had to change to an inland diversion as the planned costal route was seriously flooded.


The Bananas part 2:

December 12th, 2017

The next few days I came to know our little group of travelers. There's Danute from Lithuania Abby and James from Nashville Tennessee shimmy and devon a couple travelling from Canada Nayab and Iba from India 2 separate guys from Germany Jonas and..


Day 4 Madrid:

December 12th, 2017

We find a caf which opens at 8.30 on a Sunday OK we did have to wait outside for it to open. Within about 10 minutes the place was packed which begs the question. Clearly the sudden influx of customers was stressful as the service crew got in to a heate


Dec 5:

December 12th, 2017

Today is 150 days being away from home CrazyAlso I made it 23 years and 6 months without any of my phones ever falling in the toilet Unfortunately that streak has gone down the toilet. My phone fell into a public toilet near the beach. However


Staying at the Bananas part one:

December 12th, 2017

A sunny beach and mangrove forest hide one of the nicest hostels I stayed at. 'The Bananas' was the perfect place to end my stay in Southern Thailand. At the time I'm writing this there's only one more day to go before I leave the land of smiles. And inci


More Waterfall Chasing:

December 12th, 2017

Sunday morning we all awoke in high spirits and ready to enjoy all last full day in this desert paradise. Today's plan was to all hike together to some nearby waterfalls in order to enjoy the cool and refreshing waters. After two days of hiking and and tom


Off to find St Nicolaus:

December 12th, 2017

Day 3 Off to find St Nicolaus Tuesday November 28th2017After a good night sleep we are all packed and down stairs having breakfast at our Gasthaus.Ahhh soft boiled eggs. I love having soft boiled eggs in Europe. I dont know


Breakfast in Fulda at Petra Eberhards:

December 12th, 2017

Day 2 Monday Breakfast in Fulda at Petra Eberhards Nov 27th 2017Good morning sunshine Kirsten is leaning over me as I wake up. Wow what a great night sleep.I pull myself together and make my down stairs Petra Eberha


Use Fiverr To Cover Your Bills When You Travel To Cambodia And Vietnam:

December 12th, 2017

Outsourcing sites are a great way to earn money while you travel Do you want to travel for a vacation or maybe you just want a change of environment On another hand you may be making plans to relocate to Cambodia or Vietnam. In all these s


Happy Holidays and A Look Back at 2017:

December 12th, 2017

YOU CAN CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT THEN GO BACK TO THE BLOG OR GO THROUGH THE PHOTOS 27 TOTAL CLICK ON NEXT OR PREVIOUS IN THAT ENLARGED FORMAT. I PUT LOTS OF INFORMATION IN THE PHOTO CAPTIONS SO YOU CAN SKIP THE NARRATIVE JUST LOOK AT THE ENLA


London for half term with the kids:

December 12th, 2017

I'm not a huge fan of London but we decided to spend half term week there to meet a new baby and to see my sister. We enjoyed walking around and took advantage of the free museums Science Natural History and the British Museum. The think the key thing


Part 5 The deep south:

December 12th, 2017

Day 3 on the road and I am starting to feel homesick. I didn't get the best nights sleep since my bed kept shaking every time either of the people below moved about. Still I felt better after a 3.50 breakfast and got on my bike headed for Bromley. I had


A lovely and relaxing time in Singapore:

December 12th, 2017

Encore un article en franais allezvous dire... Eh bien oui Je ne relis aucun de mes articles a priori a vaut mieux et apparemment comme on me l'a rappel rcemment mon niveau de franais fluctue selon la fatigue et semble trs anglic


Conclusion of the Malaysian disaster Conclusion de la catastrophe Malaisienne:

December 12th, 2017

ENGLISHOur favourite place If we had had the chance to actually explore Langkawi it could have been a favourite. As we didn't we really liked Taman Negara. Kuala Tahan was a lovely little village and the floating restaurants were very nice.Our favou


Hola Miami ..:

December 12th, 2017

My husband and I decided to go to Miami for the Thanksgiving holiday rather than stand in queues at the stores to grab the black Friday deals. And I think it was a decision well made. Absolutely no regrets of having missed the deals We planned for 3


Part 2 Crossing the river:

December 12th, 2017

Wimbledon seemed liked the perfect place to start my trip. It's like the equivalent of booking a hotel for your first night of a long trip before heading off into the unknown. A gentle way in where you can adjust yourself to the culture without worrying


Savannah 3 The OwensThomas and Wilkes Houses:

December 12th, 2017

Our last morning in Savannah. There were still a couple of things that we wanted to do so instead of heading in the direction of Charleston our next destination we spent some time in Savannah seeing and eating what we hadn't been able to so far. To be h


DAY 10 QUY NHON:

December 12th, 2017

A long day starting at 7 am with a 6 hr bus trip to cover some 300 kms through the central part of Vietnam with a planned afternoon 60 km ride to our overnight stay at the Seagull Hotel in the coastal city of Quy Nhom. However the weather gods turned again


Day 3 Madrid:

December 12th, 2017

Today we are determined not to be defeated by the DMC and decide to have another crack at the Museo Arqueologico Nacional but first we successfully find a patisserie which caters exclusively for Spain's shift workers and seems to open before 10.30. The st


Going Deep Into The Canyon:

December 12th, 2017

I don't remember the last time I had gone to bed as early as I did last night. After such a long and strenuous day it was much needed. We all awoke on Saturday morning fully energized after a much deserved good night's rest. After a delicious breakfast pu


SaturdaySunday Dec 23 2017:

December 12th, 2017

These two days we travel from Perth back to Ottawa. Instead of paying the additional daily rate for another 2 or 3 hours of using our car on Saturday we decided to turn our car in at 6 pm even though it meant hanging around the airport until flight time a


Playful Costa Rica Playa Panama Saturday 2016 November 19:

December 12th, 2017

545 p.m. This evening I am sitting on the patio of our set of four rooms relishing the warm air and tropical view of palms in this allinclusive resort on Playa Panama. The waterfalls in the swimming pools create their peaceful sounds while the house


Caldas de Reis to Santiago:

December 12th, 2017

Saturday November 25th to Picaraa Pension HK 26.5 kms. A day much like yesterday but without the rain. We saw more pilgrims today and passed and were passed by some we met yesterday. The DutchSpanish couple we met yesterday we agai


A Bucket List Hike:

December 12th, 2017

For the longest time I have always wanted to visit Havasu Falls. It's turquoise blue waters just seemed like such a magical place to be. That and all the Instagram photos that I have seen has put this place on my bucket list. It's not an easy destination t


Over the hill and through the woods to Petras house we go:

December 12th, 2017

The flight attendant wakes me up. Wow I slept pretty good for being on an eighthour flight over the pond.Vould Ues likes some breakfast Mr Wagan. Yes please as Im put my hearing aids on.Im served a great breakfast and no sooner t


Heading Home:

December 12th, 2017

With our flight home not scheduled until the afternoon Kevin and I wanted to get up early in order to get in one last bit of sightseeing before making our way back home. We started walking to this place we had gotten a recommendation for breakfast called


Go Or No Go:

December 12th, 2017

Most travel websites and email newsletters tell us where we should go. They tell us what destination is hot. In reality they are just trying to line their pockets and keep their sponsors online ads happy. Frankly I tire of their relentless and sham


Most Popular Reading Day:

December 12th, 2017

This shocked me The day before Thanksgiving isnt just the most popular day of the year for travelits also the biggest day for reading. According to a survey conducted by Barnes Noble more Americans crack a book on the day before Thanksgiving


Argentina:

December 12th, 2017

Scroll down to see all the pictures 20. November to 3rd of DecemberAfter eating in a restaurant for Matthias' birthday in Buenos Aires where we ordered a bottle of wine for ourself cause we could afford it we took our first overnight bus. We


Switzerland:

December 12th, 2017

Iceland was definitely two thumbs up. We want to go back but need to decide if we want to try again to see the Northern Lights more likely in the winter or do some hiking in the summer. The average summer temperature in the south of Iceland is 5055


Saalburg Besuch des Kastells inklusive rmischen Buffets:

December 12th, 2017

Mein erster Besuch des Rmerkastells Saalburg war im Herbst 2002. Da war ich noch jnger habe in Frankfurt gewohnt und bin in der Zeit jedes Wochenende zum Projekt an den Genfer See gefahren. Fr heute hatte ich meinen zweiten Besuch geplant. Auf der I


Crazy Times:

December 12th, 2017

Hey everyone Wow its been a while since Ive posted sorry about that. So much has happened since I last posted that Im not even really sure where to start... I guess the most obvious place to start would be that my parents came all the way ou


Leaving Atlanta Saturday Nov 25 2017:

December 12th, 2017

Its 6 AM and I feel this sharp pressure in my back Im opening my eyes and I hear get up lazy boy. Were on vacation and we have flights to catch. As Im falling or being pushed out of bed I catch myself just before I do a face plant on th


Laos:

December 12th, 2017

Another beautiful place to call home for a week. The reason I headed there to begin with was to teach English as a foreign language voluntarily. It was possibly one of the best things I have ever done I organised it through HelpX which is a volunteer pro


Stuttgart:

December 12th, 2017

On Saturday morning we made an early journey across town and to the train station to head to Stuttgart. After buying our tickets we managed to catch our train fairly easily and began heading through the snowy German countryside to Stuttgart. Upon arriv


Sevilla Teil 2:

December 12th, 2017

Hola todos slo una nota rpida para decir gracias... Dicho as gratitud.Kurz gesagt Ein Kapitel ber Dankbarkeit. Zwei Wochen spter und ich sitze wieder hier in Sevilla. Dieselbe Stadt aber ein neuer Wohnort neue Lokale


Party Airport:

December 12th, 2017

Hello my fellow travellersAfter I came back from two weeks in Japan and Qatar with 40 hours awake and on the move I booked a trip to Gdansk in Poland from my local airport in Vxj. It was only 20 euro for a return flight so I figured that even if


Day 2 Madrid:

December 12th, 2017

Today is our first day of sightseeing in Madrid and we are keen to get started. The apartment is well located just 500m from the Plaza Mayor it is a little noisy as yelling on your way home seems to be a Spanish thing. With our internal clocks still in ho


Tarragul to Nelson Caravan Park:

December 12th, 2017

Waking to the songs of the bush birds was the perfect avian alarm clock. As we were packing up we could feel the warmth of the day getting up so good to see blue sky sun after 5 days of cloudy rain. Setting off with another welcome tailwind behind us u


Off to the UK:

December 12th, 2017

At breakfast this morning we ran into Faisal who had shown up to the hotel to wish safe travels to those who were heading out today. We hung out with him for a bit on the outdoor terrace while having some morning coffee before Kevin and I were picked up b


End of the Road:

December 12th, 2017

Today was the official last full day of our tour around Jordan and as we all climbed into the van that would take us north to the city of Jerash we all came to the somber realization that the end was near. Driving into northern Jordan I was amazed by the


Karak The Dead Sea and Madaba:

December 12th, 2017

After a great 2 days of exploring the ruins at Petra we headed off towards Madaba just outside of Amman. On our way to Madaba we would have several stops to check out some additional sights of Jordan. The first stop was really just a quick road side stop


My firsttime trip to San Jose Costa Rica:

December 12th, 2017

This year on my birthday I decided to go to Costa Rica.26 percent of the total territory of Costa Rica is occupied by national parks and I wanted to see everything in 14 days. A distinctive feature of my travels I do not drive a car and the


Wednesday Nov 22 2017:

December 12th, 2017

We got to see a lot of Darwin today. The weather started off great nice and cool at maybe midtwenties and not humid. That changed quickly at about 1 pm with thunderstorms and a torrential downpour. Luckily we were inside at that point.The Museum and


Redondela to Caldas de Reis:

December 12th, 2017

Wednesday November 22nd still in Redondela. Another vacation day lost. I had a bad night with lots of pain where my leg joins my foot plus the new blisters. Im exhausted and so we decided to stay in the apartment for another day. We


Finale bei den Vic' Falls:

December 12th, 2017

Nach dem kurzen Aufenthalt in Botswana ging es auch schon weiter nach Zimbabwe. Der Grenzbertritt dauerte Stunden Botswana ging ganz fix und war ein Beispiel wie afrikanische Brokratie Geduld einforden konnte. Da Zimbabwe nach Jahren der Hyperinflat


Birthday on the Chobe River:

December 12th, 2017

Nach einer Fahrt von vielleicht zwei Stunden mussten wir die Grenze berqueren. Unter dem Strich war dies einfacher und schneller als wir befrchtet hatten. In Botswana fuhren wir dann zuerst durch einen Teil vom Tschobe Nationalpark bevor wir in Kasane


Game Drive im Bwabwata Nationalpark:

December 12th, 2017

Nach der Fahrt von 250km lngs durch den CapriviStreifen erreichten wir die schn gelegene Namushasha Lodge von Gondwana. In der Kalahari Wste waren wir bereits in einer Lodge von Godwana gewesen. Nebst der schnen Lage scheinen auch die sehr aufgest


Part 1 Planning:

December 12th, 2017

Part 1 PlanningLike any adventure preparation is key to getting the most of what lies ahead. True to form my preparation has been somewhat lacking. Despite the idea of going to south London being in my head for quite some time when I


Trinidad and Tobago:

December 12th, 2017

231117 Trinidad and Tobago were discovered in 1498 by Christopher Columbus who claimed the islands for Spain. Three hundred years later in 1798 the British seized the territory and immediately abolished slavery. To make up for the resulting labour sho


DAYS 89 HOI AN:

December 12th, 2017

Today was a 75 km ride with the first 50 km starting at the Hue beachfront with the cycle path initially following the coast before passing through mainly fishing villages. Mostly flat but with a few challenging sections for loose sand running water acro


Saturday Dec 2 2017:

December 12th, 2017

We get up early since we want to have the breakfast special and go for our last walk on the beach before returning to Fremantle to shop. Marion really wanted to get back to True Blue a place with original Aboriginee art that is well priced. It is now loc


Lake Malawi:

December 12th, 2017

Our next destination is Malawi the warm heart of Africa We are camping in the shores of lake Malawi which involves a big drive from Tanzania Very soon after crossing the border into Malawi we noticed that the people here are indeed very friendly eve


Museo Numero Uno:

December 12th, 2017

WTfuckityF CLOSE TO TWELVE HOURS OF SLEEP Whoa So it looks like jetlag got the last laugh after all. Nicely played jetlag if that is your real name.We awaken stretch like kewpie dolls and peel our battered and fried bones off the floo


Up in the hills:

December 12th, 2017

Our first week in Tbingen was coming to an end. In some was it seemed like we had blinked and missed the first week. With some more homesick than others the week had seemed a little longer. We started off the morning by meeting two people working in the


Getting A Culture Fix In Ubud:

December 12th, 2017

Bali. Everyone has been there. A common perception of the place and certainly one that I had was that it was a place full of obnoxious young Aussies and Kiwis there to get fcked up. The Magaluf of Oceania. It is part of the reason why perhaps I have take


TAJIKISTAN with the Tajik Outlaws...War Peace...the Rise of the Kool Kids:

December 12th, 2017

TAJIKISTAN with the Tajik Outlaws Part 6...War Peace...the Rise of the Kool Kids.Through the Akbaital Pass at 4655 metres...the highest point of the trip...long descent to the village of Kara Kul 3914 metres...spectacular landscapes on our l


Driving back to UK Granada:

December 12th, 2017

Driving back to UK via Granada and AlsaceI was sad to go sad to leave the hot sunny weather and start the drive northwards. Spent the Friday packing cleaning and washing ready to leave Saturday morning. Eventually away about 10.30am after fond f


Day 1 Sydney to Madrid:

December 12th, 2017

Today is the big day as we head off on our 6 week adventure around Europe and Morocco. The special event is made even more special by Constance getting her final results from ANU and officially becoming an ArtsLaw graduate and Gus spotting John Cena at ch


Mud and Lightning:

December 12th, 2017

Lightning Ridge MoreeIt took about seven and a half hours to drive from Grafton to Lightning Ridge. We travelled along the Gwydir to Collarenebri then headed along dirt road to Lightning Ridge. Arriving in town we chose the Opal Caravan park


Exploration in Petra:

December 12th, 2017

It was an early breakfast this morning as the plan was to head out with Kevin and Patrick to hike into Petra via a much longer and less traveled route. However at breakfast I just wasn't ready to head out at such an early hour so I took my time eating bre


Visit to Wellsford:

December 12th, 2017

I went to stay with Stacey Joseph and Thomas for a few days to help out while Stacey recovered from surgery. Thomas and I had a lovely time together we enjoyed our walks around Wellsford. Here are a few photos...


2017 Transatlantic cruise:

December 12th, 2017

Our second port was Cartagena. The docks were right outside the old city walls and it was a short walk to the main square where the main feature is the Palace Hall city hall. We met with a tour guide who walked us through the narrow streets of the old ci


Last few weeks in Cabuyal... What were the chances of that....:

December 12th, 2017

Buenas dias chicosPura vida I am sat in my room in the Best Western Hotel in Liberia eating nachos with cream cheese and carton of wine finishing this blog as I have completed my first volunteer project with the Leatherback Trust. Jus


Arriving And Buying A Sim Card With Lots Of Data So You Can Work While You Are In Cambodia:

December 12th, 2017

If you are traveling to Cambodia for work you may need to change your SIM to a local SIM card to cut down costs especially with expensive roaming rates. You can get a good SIM card in Cambodia but you need to know the how to get a SIM with good coverage a


Excursions le long de la Gold coast:

December 12th, 2017

Durant ces dernires semaines la charge de travail a t bien plus faible que d'habitude la faute au paludisme qui a mis a plat un de nos htes. Comme nous nous sentions bien seul sur ce chantier vide nous en avons profit pour nous balader dans les


Our West Coast Adventure How Two North Carolina Kids Navigated Unchartered Waters:

December 12th, 2017

Ill never forget the first time I dipped my toes in the Pacific Ocean. It was dawn at Cannon Beach Oregon. We had gotten to our hotel very late the night before and hadnt seen the beach yet. We woke early and walked down to the nearby bakery to gr


Pyramid of the Magician:

December 12th, 2017

Pirmide del Adivino is part of the Mayan ruins at Uxmal OOSHmahl located in Yucatn sort of between Mrida where I arrived last Monday and Campeche. One name for the ruins is thought to be three times built while another possible translat


Greetings From Madrid:

December 12th, 2017

Greetings From Madrid This blog is being deposited at 1010 PM Madrid Time. We are playing a fun game people who have traveled to Europe from another time zone play Stay Awake Long Enough to Beat Jetlag. Were not sure how many hours weve be


Friday Dec 1 2017:

December 12th, 2017

We were very impressed by the Stay Hotel in Margaret River that was the Quality Inn until two days ago. Very clean and friendly but what surprised us most was the detail at which the room was presented. Every little bit of comfort like slippers and plen


OMAN l'admiration continue.... OMAN seguimos admirando:

December 12th, 2017

Notre visite de Muscat continue par le vieux port et le quartier de Mutrah. Nous admirons aussi le Palais du Sultan entour par ses deux forts portugais datant du 16m sicle Al Jalili et Al Mirani.La visite du National Museum tait prvue mais p


A different side of Africa:

December 12th, 2017

Our next stop was Zanzibar the spice island. After clearing customs and immigration once again we started our visit with a tour of stone town. Stone town is laced with so much history old forts ancient buildings and even a slave market. I was surprised


Times flies like the wind:

December 12th, 2017

and fruit flies like bananashard to believe I will be home in less than a month. I think this China trip has gone by the quickest of all. Im really not sure why but maybe its a combination of being totally at ease with what I do here and to s


Sri Lankan Treasures November 2017:

December 12th, 2017

Sri Lankan Treasures November 2017 My fascination with Sri Lanka began while growing up in England when my mom would tell my brother and I stories of her time spent on this small teardropshaped island nation then called Ceylon whil


Port Fairy to Yambuk beach to Tarragul:

December 12th, 2017

It was late arvo when Colin and I agreed to ease back into this serious riding business. With a head full of festival music and good times and a belly full of festival food and a lot of beer we set our sights on Yambuk Lake 30 ks from here. We were sett


End of The Road:

December 12th, 2017

It was a bittersweet morning as I came to the realization that today was my last day of travelling before heading back home. After breakfast I set out for another full day of sightseeing around Paris. As I walked towards the Notre Dame Cathedral another


North Londoner takes a trip to south London:

December 12th, 2017

Prelude The DecisionLike most places on the planet south London has always felt like a long way away. When people tell me they are from south London it normally crosses my mind to ask where exactly but realising I will probably not know wher


Four Challenges Of Working While Traveling:

December 12th, 2017

Setting out The prevailing perception is that people who make a living on their laptops are not confined to one place or one continent. That they can live the life of their dreams while at the same time cut down on their expenses paying thi


Late Arrival in Cabo:

December 12th, 2017

We'd never been to Mexico. Which is funny because we'd been so many other international places you'd think Mexico would have crossed my mind at some point. It really hadn't. In my mind it was resorts and partying and largely unsafe. Ok I was wrong. Al


Mougas to Redondela:

December 12th, 2017

I'm trying to get caught up on my blog posts so you may see several in the next few days. We're actually In Madrid now having made it to Santiago last Sunday. Sunday November 19 to Baiona Hostel Santa Maria Playa 12.3 kms. It was dark a


Guyana:

December 12th, 2017

181117 Arriving in Georgetown originally known as Stabroek we learnt Georgetown and Guyana were rich in timber bauxite gold and diamonds. The land was supported by vast sugar cane plantations and as a result the Spanish Dutch French and English all


A Swiss Start:

December 12th, 2017

'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.' ProustAppropriate words for the two of us at this stage. Monica and I spent six years backpacking the world together through some of the roughest regions of


Research and City Council Meeting:

December 12th, 2017

Firstly we walked into the city in the snow and went to a cafe to discuss the presentation and who would be taking on the specific areas of research needed. We also planned our next research trip to the University hospital and clinics as we would have gone


The final island in the Dutch Caribbean Curacao:

December 12th, 2017

Our final destination on our Caribbean cruise was to Curacao the last of the Dutch protectorates. The buildings are definitely Dutch heritage and the place is pretty and clean with lots of pedestrian walkways. The two halves of the island are spanned by a


OMAN un vritable coup de foudre OMAN un verdadero descubrimiento:

December 12th, 2017



Musings and Adventuring or as my sister calls it a holiday from our holiday:

December 12th, 2017

Musings and adventuring or as my sister calls it a holiday from our holidayWe decide before the olive harvest begins the weather becomes too cool and we become to horizontal to take ourselves on a little trip away to the central and northern Pelo


Return to Iceland.....Savor the memory as there is no going back:

December 12th, 2017

This entry needs a little backgroundin 2012 we were fortunate enough to spend more than two weeks in Iceland. Iceland is an amazing country that offers lava fields glaciers waterfalls hot springs tundra and all sorts of geological wonders. We thi


Flores fast forward:

December 12th, 2017

You know that feeling when you are travelling and you realise that somehow time has slipped away like sand through your fingers You have all these plans but suddenly they seem unfeasible because what you thought was a lot of time turned out to be outrag


The Blue Lagoon of Iceland:

December 12th, 2017

This healing geothermal spa is a turquoise jewel nestled in the black lava fields of Iceland less than an hour from its capital city Reykjavik. Since opening in 1986 this has become one of the most visited sites in Iceland with many going their to seek


Zagreb Hin und zurck MitJanoschKonstantinOnTour':

December 12th, 2017

Zagreb Hin und zurck Unser Plan Einfach los los und so weit weg wie mglich. Wir hatten noch 19 Tage unserer Sommerferien und wollten sehen wie weit wir in den Sden kommen konnten. Geld 160 pro Person nicht mehr nicht weniger. Am 15


Thursday Nov 30 2017:

December 12th, 2017

After the rain this morning we say goodbye to our animal friends at Donnelly River and the Karri forests and head towards Augusta and the most southern point in Western Australia Cape Leeuwin. There are stretches of road in this part of the country wher


Suzhou 2 Tiger Hill Scenic Spot and the Suzhou Museum:

December 12th, 2017

8th Oct Since we had the whole day ahead of us we decided to head in a different direction to yesterday. Instead of going to the main area which has all the gardens in it we took the subway in a different direction near to where the Tiger Hill Scenic


Wednesday Nov 29 2017:

December 12th, 2017

So far during this vacation we have experienced many different aspects of this great country. Weve experienced the urban scene in Melbourne and Adelaide. Weve been on the bus with locals who may not have showered for a while. Weve slept under the


Ton sai:

December 12th, 2017

Krabi consist of a number of sectors. The city proper is on the east side of the large peninsula. There's a river delta. The night market is here. As well as the piers where the ships dock the center and most hostels. Half an hours drive to the west


Otherworldly Gifts of the Final Third Stage:

December 12th, 2017

Maybe you've heard that the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimageunfurls in three sectionsone each for the body brain and soul. The last third starts around Ponferrada and experiences Galicia. It's an enchanted green pla


DAY 7 HUE:

December 12th, 2017

After a fairly good sleep we arrived in Hue to a pretty bleak outlook but surprisingly it cleared up into a bright day 27c but much higher humidity than to date. After a late breakfast we were set up with our new bikes which will take us the rest of the


Avoca to ibis hotel near Sydney airport:

December 12th, 2017

Another morning run which sees us over 3000 meps. Down to the beach fo a swim and yes I went in. Lol.After a shower we went over the top of the hill for lunch. Went to a photo art gallery and saw a great idea of a print that was a speaker.Back to p


Avoca:

December 12th, 2017

Go for a 4.7km beach run in the morning. Nikki comes up Avoca for lunch. Nice walk to the cafe for coffee firstDave and Kathy come for dinner


Sunday lunch with the Laos gang:

December 12th, 2017

Sunday lunch with the whole gang Beth Bethany Lauren Nikki Patrick and Fran. Great to catch up with such a friendly crowd.Drive north to Avoca to Laurens beach apartment.WOW Fantastic. See the pics.


Manley beach and party time:

December 12th, 2017

Day trip to Manly beach to meet Laurens 2 other sons Cameron and Sam. We walked along the long beach and watched ladies beach volleyball. Over to the small beach via the precinct to get Alex a dress for the party then off for a swim. Still too cold for


Austinmer to see Lynda:

December 12th, 2017

Today we had a late start. We had a gym sesh at the apartment block then left about 1200 to drive down the coast road to Austimer to have dinner with Lynda Starkey who we met in Cuba. Went down to Wollagong to see if I could find Mark Wheeler but no luck.


On the buses...:

December 12th, 2017

Since we arrived in Tbingen we have all noticed the number of different ways of getting around the city. What particularly stands out to us is how easy it to travel around without the need for a car. There is a good bus network and many shorter distanc


What I Discovered While Climbing Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica:

December 12th, 2017

Growing up the thought of leaving the country for any reason was as foreign to me as a Euro.I was born in a tiny town that got its first and only stoplight when I was in the third grade. It's the kind of place you grow up wishing you could leave then


Australia's Northern Territory:

December 12th, 2017

G'day from Australia home for the next couple of months Having been on the road for over 6 months now and having stayed in over 100 different campsites hostels guesthouses overnight buses airplanes we are taking a break from the backpacks and


Month full of highlights:

December 12th, 2017

I'm back to civilisation after the Milford Track and I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad... At first we Adela and I had to take a ferry for 1h30 to finally start this famous track that I was waiting for so long. The first day we just had to hike 5 kilomet


Seeking the Sun:

December 12th, 2017

We left Moab rather hurriedly after a few great bike rides when the nighttime temperatures were threatening to dip down to 19 degrees Fahrenheit about minus 7 centigrade I think and spent a very windy night at Goosenecks State Park close to Monument


November 7th 2017 Singapore to November 13th with 3 stops in Indonesia:

December 12th, 2017

We had 2 days to explore the wonderful islandcountry of Singapore an incredible modern and dynamic city. The first day we arrived and went directly to Little India where we sat under cover enjoying some delicious Indian food not Darolds favorite but


Galveston Island State Park NOLA and no place like home:

December 12th, 2017

We arrived after 10pm to the campground at Galveston Island State Park and the gate was locked and our name was not listed on the board of late arrivals Plan B thankfully there was a Hampton Inn a few miles down the road that had a room av


Drive to Laurens at Ingleside:

December 12th, 2017

Today we left Randwick and drove north to stay with Lauren and Scott at Ingleside. Driving north through the Sydney harbour tunnel and into the burbs. When we got there Laurens house was so big and we were introduced to George the dog. As it was so hot we


ST. KITTS:

December 12th, 2017

We have been at sea for 5 days. We finally came ashore at Martinique. It was very overcast the we docked. The weather is quite warm. Dennis and I are both sick. I have a terrible cold and Dennis has an upset stomach. So we took to our beds to rest.


Aruba another Dutch island:

December 12th, 2017

The second of the 3 Dutch Caribbean islands we are visiting is Aruba. Another very hot day with the North Easterly Trade winds the only way to cool the island. We caught a taxi with a lovely lady driver who took us all around and related the history and sh


A very Dutch Bonaire:

December 12th, 2017

Kralendijk on the island of Bonaire is part of the Dutch Caribbean. We had a lovely Dutch guide who showed us the island travelling in an open top large lorry. The native plants are the Divi tree and the cactus which grow everywhere on this very flat islan


Colombia despus de 3 meses:

December 12th, 2017

Antes del blog me gustara decir que esto es mi primera vez escribiendo un blog en espaol entonces si ves algunas errores por favor dgame Ya llevo tres meses viviendo en Colombia y es un pas sper chvere La gente es siempre muy amigab


Dominican Getaway:

December 12th, 2017

Just back from a 2 week getaway to escape one of the most unpleasant months of the year at Sauble...cold high winds and no neighbours.Carolyn Ken family had been to Cayo Levantado twice and recommended it...we agreedClick on the first pic to


Fall of a Great Samurai:

December 12th, 2017

Hello my fellow travellersMe and Tran left together this morning and took the local train to Nagano where we switched to the shinkansen him bound for Tokyo to write an exam that would increase his pay level and me bound for Karuizawa where I


DAY 6 NINH BINH OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HUE:

December 12th, 2017

Today was a terrific bike touring day covering a 53 km cycle around the raised village paths that act as a levee bank against the vast amount of water harnessed into smaller levees for rice paddies carp fishing other aquatic activities.We then retu


Outreach:

December 12th, 2017

Dear peopleI got some exciting news and other stuff to tell you.On December 27th i will be leaving Australia for outreach and i am going to Papua New Guinea Woeeehoeeee We are going to do some exciting stuff there. The first half we will b


Cannibalism and vanilla skin:

December 12th, 2017

Fiji was previously known as the Cannibal isles. There are 332 islands in Fiji 106 inhabited it is believed Fiji's indigenous people arrived from western Melanesia. So hungry were the sailors on arrival that they turned on each other as food. Other theo


Being in the Moment at Our Rocky Mountain Retreat:

December 12th, 2017

We have been here before at this particular Castle Mountain overflow campsite many times. It is our favourite hangout destination in the Rockies although we have certainly ventured to other areas in Alberta and British Columbia over the decades. We have


Viana do Castelo to Mougas:

December 12th, 2017

Thursday November 16 2017 to Vila Praia de Ancora Pousada Farol do Portinho 18 kms. We again placed our faith in the GPS trace and this time were not disappointed. Most of our way today was on the coast or near the coast except for a jau


Puerto Rico:

December 12th, 2017

I slept though our arrival in San Juan Puerto Rico. Neither Peter nor I heard the loud silence from engines being cut distant shouts from dockside crew catching heavy lines to secure the ship rubbersoled patter from customs immigration health departm


Cruise Food:

December 12th, 2017

Cruise food is fantastic At first the choices seem endless and they do try for creativity especially sharing the foods from the many cultures represented in their staff. I appreciated the consistency especially because having passed through so many tim


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