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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

  Don't Cry for me Argentina   We arrived in Buenos Aires after 30 hours of travel. It is exhausting. We had left Egypt on a 4am flight. We flew through Istanbul and Sao Paolo before arriving in BA. We arrived at about 11pm on the same day (31st of January), Argentina time. That is a time zone five hours later than Egypt. By the time we got through...

Egypt to Argentina Is A Long Way

 Egypt to Argentina Is A Long Way In my last update we had just spent our first evening in Luxor. As it turned out we only drove past the Luxor Temple which was quite impressive when all lit up but we did not stop for photos. Maybe we would get another chance to go on our own the next night. The next morning we went to the Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the...

Egyptian Euphoria

 We arrived in Cairo on the 17th of January. We flew Qatar Airways so our flight went from Cochin, India to Doha, Qatar and then to Cairo. Flying time was about 7.5 hours and Cairo is 3.5 hours behind India time. We were met immediately in Cairo by Achmed from On The Go Tours. He is OTG’s local representative in Cairo. He led us through everything in the...

Kerala Frustration and Craziness

 Kerala Frustration and Craziness We are now out of India. In my last post, we were on an overnight bus to Cochin. I had booked a week long tour with car and driver while we were in Bangalore. I paid for a deluxe package which meant that our hotels would be a little better and would include breakfast, air conditioning and wifi. I guesswe could not truly...

Hampi Birthday Nicola and Many Bangalore Returns

 Hampi Birthday Nicola and Many Bangalore Returns In my last we had just arrived in Hampi after a night bus… quite a horrid experience. I am now writing soon to arrive in Cochin after another night bus. Another airborne experience but perhaps not as bad. It is a long story why we took another night bus to get here but nonetheless we did. When we arrived in...

Happy New Year… 6 Months Done Already!!!!

 Happy New Year… 6 Months Done Already!!!! It is shocking to think that we left home about six months ago now. I never expected time to fly by so fast. A summary of 6 months in one paragraph… albeit a long one… We left home on July 5th and headed for Penticton, BC. We spent some time visiting with Nic’s mom Moire. Nic stayed a little...

India, Tigers and Christmas

 India, Tigers and Christmas Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family. It is Christmas morning and I have not written a blog in the last ten days or so. We are in a beach hut in Palolem Beach in Goa, India. Nicola is in the hammock and I am sitting on our little porch. Our beach hut is not much more than four walls made of plywood covered by thatched...

Burning Ghats, Taj, and Tigers

 Burning Ghats, Taj, and Tigers In my last post, we had just returned from our Trek and were spending a couple of days in Pokhara. All in all, Pokhara is one of my favourite places so far. It is very laid back and a cool backpacker and trekker kind of hangout. It is slower pace than Kathmandu and there is no pressure to sell you things. We had some amazing meals...

Namaste from Pokhara… Back from our Trek

 Namaste from Pokhara… Back from our Trek We have been in Pokhara now for a week. Pokhara sits beautifully in the foothills of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. It is on the shores of a beautiful little lake, Lake Fewa. Life is quieter here which is so much different than the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. People here regularly say things like...

Waiting Patiently for an Indian Visa in Kathmandu

 Waiting Patiently for an Indian Visa in Kathmandu I think I may have mentioned once before that one of the reasons for coming to Nepal is to get an Indian visa. We could not get one while back in Canada because we were going to be on the road for too long before so it would have run out by the time we got here. The process here is very frustrating and time...

The Greeks and the Ottomans – A history in conflict

 The Greeks and the Ottomans – A history in conflict  After we finished our cruise, we stayed in Athens for a few days. Part of our plan was three days in Athens, three days in Istanbul, and then on to Kathmandu. I am writing this post now in the Istanbul Sabiha Airport waiting for our red-eye to Kathmandu. In Athens, I think I was maybe more excited...